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RATINGS: 699   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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This French-style country ale is deep amber in color. With a toasty, sweet caramel start, it finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appetit!


schmidtguy's rating

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 12, 2013
pours a amber color with hardly any head...smell is malts and yeast...taste is yeast malts and some Carmel , its smooth has a bitter taste that hangs...decent beer but would drink in a pinch but not go out of my way to get it again


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lutz2jm (149) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Thin pour that is red/copper color. No lace. Sweet malty taste with very light hop finish. Very drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @ Beer Camp - Chicago. Pour is red/orange/brown with a very small off-white head that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of sweet grain, heavy fruit, wheatgrass, and crackers.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (196) - - NOV 24, 2014
Bottled. Pours a nice copper ruby color with a solid white beige head and lacing that leaves nice rim around the glass. Aroma is toasted malts, caramel, lots of sweetness. Little bit of hop undertones. Flavor is sweet caramel, some vanilla, little bit of hop citrus balance. Very malt forward. Flavor is a little bit more pleasant or at least complex than the aroma. Decent mouthfeel makes this refreshing without being bland. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2014
On tap at Sammy’s Gourmet Burgers & Beers, served in a shaker pint (not chilled, only due to my asking for it that way). A: Arrived in the glass a slightly cloudy deep amber, with a creamy, just off-white head. Said head left sheetlike lacing down the sides of the glass as I drank. Bubbles streamed continuously from the bottom of the beer. S: Unfortunately, due to the location, I couldn’t get much of the nose. What I was able to smell involved toast drizzled with honey as one sits amidst a freshly mown lawn. T: Much like what I detected from the nose, actually. This reminded me of mowing grass around a beehive overflowing with honey, near a bed of fragrant flowers and an open window out of which wafts fresh baking bread. What hop presence is there does not cut into the sweetness overmuch, allowing it to star. As the beer warms, some subtle spiciness emerges, hints of coriander and cardamom. M: Light in body and rather well carbonated, this drinks lively. O: A rather enjoyable biere de garde, which manages to provide a decent array of hop flavors without steamrollering the malt.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1143) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 8, 2014
The beer pours a dark reddish orange color with a small, rapidly fading off-white head. The aroma isn’t terribly strong yet blends caramel and toasted malts with a hint of earthy hops and grains, and the taste is an interesting blend of mild sourness, slight bitterness, and slight umami. The aftertaste is quite grainy with the fullness of the malt bill lingering on the tongue. The palate fuses a soft carbonation that has a bite, medium body, and slick texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (834) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Nice Amber color. Caramel and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste is slightly grainy and sour with a bit more caramel nastiness. Not super light like I might of thought. Interesting, but not earth shattering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryrpat (151) - Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very nice flavorful beer. Heavier than I would have wanted but would buy this again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jb (2304) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Tap and Mallet. My experiecnce doesn’t seem to match reviews I am reading. Orange and clear. Very fruity in the nose. Extremely bland. Not much in hoppiness but then I had it after an IS with chilis.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bif (1564) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small head and wispy lacing. Aroma of fruit, bit of caramel and herbal. Taste of fruit, bit of caramel and spice. Sharp bitterness that lingers. Moderate body, with slight malty feel. Interesting beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1856) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2014
On tap in Chicago pours medium golden amber, off white head. Some grass, cracker, blue cheese, no sour. Light body, booze burn.


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