RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Delicious smooth beer with a complex palette and bouquet of apples and pears. Available summer and fall.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2005
On tap at the brewery. It’s hard to be a dubbel under 6%! Nice fruity tones, nice appearance in the glass. The problem is not being able to let these beers go during fermentation (I think). I like French Broads attempts at recreating the complex Belgian flavors, but they always seem a little watery. When the stupid 6% law gets changed shortly to 15% maybe the brew master can let these mature a little more.

beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAY 9, 2011
Draft at brewer. Amber/red pour with no head. Scent is malt, fruit and spice. Caramel taste with spices. Not my style, but drinkable.

Lubiere (14133) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
A reddish amber ale with no head. A nice herbaceous spiced malt with orange peels and light Brett in aroma. In mouth, a clean caramel malt with light curacao, coriander, frankincense, not bad. On tap at Brewvvival, Feb. 26 2011.

Butters (4063) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2011
Sampled at Brewvival 2011. Clear brown pour with not much tannish head. Not much sour to this. I did pick up faintly on the apples and pears, but only after it was suggested. meh.

puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - APR 23, 2008
Tap at Spuyten. Fairly non-descript, light sucrose throughout, a touch of belgian yeast. Mild malt body, some grassiness. Not as easy to drink as a 5% beer should be. Some banana.

goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Tap @ SD. Poured a clear orange-gold color with a small off-white head. The aroma is fruity with plum and a slight hint of banana. A lightly sweet. The flavor is light and finishes watery. Some mild tartness and fruit. Light body.

Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 21, 2008
Draft at Spuyten. Pours with a small head. Color is orangish amber. Aroma is apricot and peach with a dry mustiness. Its plenty fruitty.

BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2008
I thought this was a little thin. A nice attempt, but the alcohol is way too low for the style, and really affects the balance. I like the yeasty presence, some nice spiciness, but a little on the sweet side, not quite cloying, but this beer is stretched in too many directions.

Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2008
winter warmer festival, Asheville on tap. pours a clear amber with off white head. sweet yeast and candy througout. very sessionable and the sweet candy quality.

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Date: 01/19/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville Winter

Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, bits of lace,
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a fruity sweetness balanced by floral hops,
Body: thin body,
Flavor: sweet candy malt flavor, lots of fruity esters add to the sweetness, touch of alcohol, light earthy character for balance,
-------- /> Date: 04/11/2008
Source: brewery
Score: 3.3 to 3.7

Appearance: hazy orange, creamy beige head,
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma with a bold spicyness and a touch of citrus,
Body: big creamy body,
Flavor: rich fruity flavor with lots of estery sweetness, touch of candy character, light balancing spicyness,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

BeerandBlues2 (13695) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Tap. Heavy yeast and wheat, malt aromas. Pours copper with a foamy white head; excellent lacing. Flavors of yeast, apple and pear. Medium bodied and fizzy palate.

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