General Lafayette Lafayettes Escape

RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 57   ABV: 1.9%
The brewer has produced an homage to the General’s magnificent escape in the spring of 1778. A self-imposed test of his skill and talent, the brewer has (hopefully) created a Belgian-inspired, low-alcohol brew that still has the flavor to match its high-octane brethren. He does warn not to expect a trend, however!

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callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
A: Amber body with a minimal off-white head... fades fast. minimal lacing S: Good balance of sweet-candy malts and caramel highlights. T: Taste mostly follows the aromas... sweet malts make up the backbone of the flavor profile.. hints of caramel as well charcoal-like roasted flavors.. M: Medium bodied... smooth... clean. O: Not too bad.. the overall smoothness of the flavors and the feel makes this easy to sip for a while

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
In short: Maybe the best low-alcohol beer. Kind of bland but not unpleasant.
How: Tap at brewpub
The look: Clear amber body with almost no head
In long: Light nose of barley candy. Taste of basic whole-wheat cereals, some berries, light touch of caramel, a tiny bit nutty. Overall sensation of those morning cereals with dried berries. Not very tasty, it is bland but not offensively bland. Body didn’t feel empty. I’m not one of typical ratebeerian that rates a beer by its intensity, I really enjoyed the 2.5% Goose Island Six (rating 3.7) and the 3.5% Dupont Avril is a mid-4 beer to me, but this Escape really lacked character. It’s certainly the best beer classified as Low-Alcohol I’ve ever had but that means as much as being the best Ethiopian sumo wrestler.

krisbot (1) - devon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008 does not count
Unbelievable aroma, flavor, and full mouthfeel for a beer of this alcohol level.

agl108 (1306) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2008 On draft at the brewpub. Poured deep brown with a skim of head. Surprisingly nutty flavor. VERY thin and watery, which is not surprising. The brewer gets props from me for pulling off a semi-decent beer at only 1.9%.

jeremytoni (3083) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
From the tap poured a clear brown color with a small amount of head. Nice flavor malty, but kind of watery.

jcwattsrugger (12525) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2008
on tap-pours a thin rich tan head and red color. Aroma is medium malt-caramel, nutty. Taste is medium malt-caramel, nutty/peat/smoky, English hops at mid-taste and after taste. It varies from medium body to watery/thin body.

JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Wow my first low alcohol! Now I just have to find a Faro. This one poured to an amber color with a medium head. Aroma is nutty, malty and somewhat appetizing. Flavor has a light nutty/malty flavor that reminded me of a Mild ale. Not bad - I applaud the effort but just not enough there for my liking.

Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Draft at the pub. Medium brown color with medium off white head. Aroam of caramel, and nutts. The flavor was the same with good lightly roasted nutty finish. Thinner body. This was no bad for a low alchol brew.

Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2006
For only being 2.8%, this is rediculouly good. I would guess that this would be anywhere from 5-7%. Pours a medium to dark amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is lightly fruity from the yeast, estery, light apple and plum, raisin, caramel malts, and tea-like. Flavor is moderately sweet with crystal malts and lightly yeasty. Nice clean bitterness in the end. Leaves a good mouthfeel and the body is so much bigger than you would expect for a 2.8% beer.

hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2006
On tap at the GLI. Poured a deeper and muddy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of yeast, dark fruits/cherries, and some chocolate in the background. Tastes of dark fruits (cherries and plums), yeast, and just all around fruity. Thinner body. When I read Low Alcohol, I expected to see a clear yellow beer with non-descript aromas and tastes; all I can say is wow, this was a ’Low Alcohol’ beer. This definitely shows that a Low Alcohol beer can be brewed with a decent aroma and taste.

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