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RATINGS: 693   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!


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChiGuy68 (416) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Tasted from a 12oz. bottle. Poured a slightly cloudy amber color with a thin head. Aroma is pleasant but weak. Has a nice hop finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryrpat (133) - 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 (2225) - 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 (1496) - 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 (1768) - Moving to Jax, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1851) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 21, 2014
bottle shared with hakes dr at club w//clear dark reddish pour with thin white head, carmel, fruit wine aroma and taste, weird, but I lik it

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (678) - Missouri, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Nice head with minor, splotchy lacing. Smells toasty and toffee to start, with some acid. Taste follows suit. Boozy finish; caramel sugar. I didn’t know what style this was when I had it at first; no farmhouse funk or anything sour to make me think it was a Bière de Garde. Good beer, at any rate; had no problem finishing it.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1307) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Pretty average carmel type beer. malty sweet no aroma thin fading head. slight bitterness and tiny sourness but more in grain than an actual sour. Average beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flyingdodo10 (2) - - AUG 30, 2014 does not count
beautiful amber colored lightly hazed ale. not terribly heady with a nice aroma reminiscent of a catholic church after benediction and the use of incense. very smooth initially with a med to heavy bitterness down the tongue to the finish. med light mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (831) - PERU - AUG 26, 2014
Pours amber with a smallish, long lasting head. Caramel aroma. Earthy taste mixes with minerals and some sweetness. Interesting, well made beer I’ll be drinking again.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bubblehouse (429) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 16, 2014
First 2 brothers I have tried and it was very good. Aroma was a bit lacking but still very tasty.


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