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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Ardennes is a region of Europe known for it’s natural beauty, rugged mountains, hunting, hiking, cycling, and canoeing. We use yeast from this region to produce a red ale that has a beautiful balance of delicate fruit esters and subtle spicy notes. Great for whatever your adventures may bring. We hope you enjoy this unique beer.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hockeybeerguy (1507) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a deep dark amber colored body yielding a nice foamy very level off-white head that lasted for a good minute before gently dieing into the body. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Typical sediment of a saison at the bottom of my chalice. The smell had some dark fruits up front with the typical farmhouse yeast with the added hay and spices. The taste was dry with the same smells coming out and bringing in some plums and grains. The palate was about a medium with some sharpness on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, when I first had this I actually wasn’t really into saisons, but since this isn’t as bad some others I’ve had, I will say this, I’d have this one again.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Appearance: clear coppery red, with two fingers of near white head. Aroma: notes of caramel, toffee, rye, pepper, and a clearly Belgian strain of yeast that imparts a good does of barnyard funk. Taste: as the aroma indicates, almost exactly. Finish: full finish, but slightly muddled. Notes: This is better than average. The Belgiany yeast against pretty traditional amber/red ale flavors made for an interesting beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bamsen78 (2890) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
Draught @ Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA. Pours slughtly hazy amber with small white head. Clear aroma of hops and yeast. Sweetish flavour of fruit, malt and hops. Rather rough aftertatse. OK but nothing to write home about.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Trev (1869) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Weird amber/gold colour. No head. Aroma caramel malt. Earthy yeasty. Flavour is earthy fruity, vegetal . Light malty finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (5884) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - SEP 19, 2013
Draft at Rattle. Pours amber with an off white head. Toasted and toffee malts, leaves, veggies, and Malts Goya. Very raw and worty. Not that good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puboflyons (2049) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2013
From the 650 ml. bottle marked Fall 2013, no. 1434. It pours a cloudy medium amber with a quick head that fizzles. On the nose I get butter and caramel malts as well as a mild spiciness but little in the way of hops. Not off-putting. The body is medium. The taste is upfront sweet with many Belgian esters and a low to moderate bitterness at the end. But there is also something rather cardboard-like going on. Still, I found it to be relatively easy to drink and enjoy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4110) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
pours cloudy copper with a decent light beige-orange head, some retention and lacing. belgian fruity malts - sweet, shy rustic grains, toastiness and dry caramel, candies, very yeasty - some pepper, some metal, orange, cloying plain sugars. bright to average carbonation, medium body - tad heavy, short peppery-spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (861) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
Brune aux reflets rougeâtres avec une fine mousse crème. Nez de miel. En bouche, des notes de caramel dominent sur un fond d’alcool. Un peu de fruits rouges surgissent en rappel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Hazy amber color, medium whitebhead. Aroma of medicinal caramel. Taste is bittersweet candy.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Huhzubendah (2407) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Mike! The beer has a mild haze and appears orange hued. The head is white and thin, fading rapidly. The aroma is odd, with fruit, funk, malt, and a generally odd scent. The flavor isn’t particularly enjoyable either. This beer is just a bit off. Low carbonation. Not a repeat. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-19-2011


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