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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As the final & boldest in the series, Le Contrebassiste blends roasted & lightly smoked malts and is fermented with a special French ale yeast which lends its own distinctive aromatic notes. The beer’s namesake, The Double Bass is reflected in the deep, rich flavors that resonate in this unique offering.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchHillbilly (62) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Can definately pick out the roast and smoked flavor as well as smell. Fairly dark with medium head. Tasted like chocolate to me. Could be the french ale yeast. Found it quite delcious.


1.7
AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2017
4 oz. sample at El Bait Shop, De Monies, Iowa. Aroma is sour funky oak, smoke and vinegar. I despise drinking vinegar in a sour, this is almost exclusively vinegar. Palate is extremely sharp with a mild dirty ashtray finish. I hope Bell’s never brews this again. And if they do, they better have a separate area to brew this. I would hate for other areas of the brewery to become infected from this garbage. Never again.

3.8
Ronritter (874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 11, 2017
on tap golden pour off white head aroma and taste of citrus and sweet malts a little funky on the finish

3.8
Strykzone (7555) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Sampled at MWBBF. Darker and murky. A nice beer that was interesting and somewhat complex. Earthy, vinous on occasion, a little funk. Complex fruit and yeast. I like it.

4
SG111 (1968) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2017
Tap at the source. Pours Murky brown, white head. Aroma is Grapefruit, red wine, tart, funk. Complex. Flavor is grapefruit, sour funk, red wine, very acidic. Great.

3.2
Ungstrup (38238) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2017
Draft. A golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of fruit, caramel, and bread. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, bread, and caramel, leading to a dry finish.

3.4
zvikar (6348) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2016
CBC2015, Pours orange with a beige head, aroma of yeast, lactic, labaneh, flavor of goat cheese, lactic, medium bodied

3.7
jackl (8286) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2016
Sample @ Charleston Brewvival 2015. Amber pour with a small head. Nose is a bit funky. Some woody. Fig and strawberry. Leather. Yeasty. Similar flavor. Sweet and a bit wild. Toffee and dark fruits. Earth. Light lemon zest. Medium body, active carb. Interesting stuff. All over the place, but still tasty.

4.1
sunevdj (4102) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
On tap at CBC 2015. Pours a hazy light amber. Sweet with a light bitterness. Citric hops aromas with hints of barnyard. Also aromas of cask wood. Medium to full bodied. Long bitter finish.

3.3
_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2015
Draught @ CBC 2015. Pours tiny hazy golden with a small offwhite head that leaves some small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is slightly malty and slightly funky with bread, caramel, lemon juice, hay, dry soil, leather, barnyard and lemon zest. Taste is sweet, sour, malty and slightly funky. Mouthfeel is round, tart, tiny dry and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and sour with buttered dark bread, caramel, biscuits, lemon juice, grapes, hay, dry soil, leather, banryard and lemon zest. Decent but a bit too buttery.

3.5
Pyrmir (6196) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
On tap at CBC15. Deep reddish amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, tropical fruit, caramel, light tart, light acetic and some bready toffee notes. Taste is fruity, sweet, acetic, slight lactic, dark fruit and caramel.


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