Formerly brewed at Bières23
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Etienne de Fursac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
French Country Amber Ale (brewed by a cranky Englishman)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20133) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle, shared at Kevin’s Surprise Party. Pours a hazy, copper-ruby with a fluffy, medium white head. Floral aroma, with lightly tart fruits and hints of sweetness. Flavor is lightly sweet to begin, with ripe cherries, and musty. Some graprefruit creeps in, and there is some mild barnyard funk. Light to medium in body with soft carbonation. Finishes moderately dry a sweet with subtle bitters. A bit refreshing. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (17909) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt and fruits. Some smoke in the aroma as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14751) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2008
750 ml bottle from John’s Marketplace in Portland, OR. Orange tinged golden color with a very impressive white head. Aromas of light Brett, citrus, yeast spice and fresh stone fruits. Near full bodied with sharp, but creamy, carbonation. Flavor is that light sour, bit o brett, with some bready malt, fruit and just a little hop bitter. Finishes crisp and dry. A really brilliant example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14155) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Bottle - Mild tropical fruit , lemon, dust and a slight bit of funk. Cloudy orange with a bubbly persistent head. Surprisingly light, some citrus, hay and grains. No bitterness and almost flat. An interesting table beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (13886) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2008
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop hazy, rich amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, tart apple, some duskiness, light honey. Taste is medium sweet, apple, tea, light sourness. Watery light-medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 29, 2010
Bottle at Torben Mathews tasting. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. Some cheasy notes. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
750 mL bottle shared by ryan at the 5/7/11 DC Ratebeer gathering. Pours a clear amber color with almost no head. Toffeeish malts and faint cocktail fruit salad in the aroma. The taste is tart fruits including pineapple and pear, as well as some paint thinner. Muddled and weird. Blah.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a thick off-white head. Aroma of wet leather, barnyard, fruitiness, and light floral/herbal notes. Flavor of hops (grassy, floral, herbal, citrus), brett, and yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (12760) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with an average, fizzy, white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, meal), average hop (flowers), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard) with notes of sour apple, pear, and light dust. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a sour finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Good brew, lightly tart and acidic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2010
Bottle @ YNWA, Kolding.
Pours clear amber with a big, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, some apricot, caramel, light estery, red apples. Highish carbonation, dryish mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely hoppy, piney, light apricot, a hint of cardboard, caramel malts. Good, long, lingering bitterness. Very elegant for a hoppy French ale.

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