RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Specially brewed for Thomas Keller and his restaurants, the French Laundry, Per Se and Bouchon.<br /> Blue Apron Ale has a deep brown color and a palate redolent of oranges, caramel, bread and chocolate, with Belgian yeast adding a hint of spice. 100% bottle re-fermentation gives the beer a lively natural carbonation. Best served at 50 Deg. F, Blue Apron Ale is a fine accompaniment to beef, lamb, roasted game, cured meats, reuben sandwiches and good cheese.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14895) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa. Dark brown ruby color with a frothy beige head. Aroma is mixed chocolate/caramel. Medium plus body with really frothy carbonation. Flavor is pretty much chocolate. Oh theres caramel and strange spicey stuff, and hop notes, but its up front chocolate. Not sayin its the best ever, but its really good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 15, 2009

Date: November 20, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: cloudy dark brown, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, chocolate, lots of licorice, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, lots of esters, light balancing spicyness, rich chocolate adds complexity
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (9992) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
This dark brown ale poured with a huge fluffy biege head and an aroma of bread and toffee. The flavor is heavily spiced caramel malt with a bit of chocolate, made lively by a large dose of carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle at Bouchon Bakery. Deep brown beer with a thick pillowy tan head. Aroma is quite lovely. Rich plummy malts with a lightly bready/toasty back note and a kiss of light spiciness. Like the Local 2, the beer has a lot of nice malty components while still coming out quite dry. Lightly dusty on the back of the palate with a softly earthy cocoaish note. Light chocolate and toast nuts. There is also a nice hint of cobwebby/flinty minerality that I find quite appealing. Great balance and really a top-notch brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle at French Laundry. Paired head to head with a Borolo for a pork belly with avocado mouse and lots of truffles. Brownish beer with a nice tan head. yeasty, malty, light spice aroma. yeasty, malty, light roast flavor. Medium body. LIngering light roast, caramel, light spice. The beer did better cutting through the richness of the pork belly, but the wine was the better sipper on its own that night which was pretty much the gareement of all 10 of us at the table.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7922) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 19, 2009
On tap at Bouchon, Beverly Hills. Pours with a deep brown body and a lasting off-white head with good lace. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, cocoa and earth. Taste was a little closed at first (a bit too cold), but opened with a light spice, tons of malt and some chocolate. Definitely a beer to go with food, and benefited from warming up. Medium carbonation and a velvety finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7433) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle @ patricks. Brown pour with a modest amount of tan head. Belgian yeasts, dark fruits, chocolate, nuttty almost chicory like aroma and flavor notes. This brew maybe misclassified, closer to a dubbel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6377) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2008 Poured a murky purple brown color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of blueberries, citrus fruits, raisins, Belgian spices, toast, caramel malts, and some cocoa. Taste of citrus fruits, cocoa, berries, vanilla, and a dry, yeasty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dmac (6042) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2008
Bottle shared at Yeha 08 provided by jimmack, thanks Jim. Pours a urky muddy brown with a bubly beige head. Aroma is sugary with notes of chocolate, fruit, grains. Flavor is similiar with sugary chocolate and also a touch of bubblegum creeping into the mix along with yeast and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5544) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Caramel malts, yeast, bread, light candy sugar, apple, light fruit, and a bit of spice. A nice non-offensive belgian ale, but at the same time its also not too exciting.

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