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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Like a Northwest France strong summer ales - quenching and refreshing, but robust enough to match the full-bodied fare of a brasserie. Rendezvous Ale is a hybrid of malty richness and enough hops acidity (Brewer’s Gold, Tradition) to cut through the strong flavors of roasted lapin au moutarde, or a burly beef steak fries.
2004-2009 vintages - 5.8% abv
2010-later vintages - 7.2% abv

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13171) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2016
Keg at the brewery, 10/24/16. Hazy amber, large creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma of bready malt, caramel, doughy malt, toffee, mild cherries. The taste is cherries, bready malt, caramel, spice. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tia (1948) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Tap at brewery. Dark with oatmeal head. Smells lightly lemony and gummy. Overly sweet finish. High carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Carlisle (642) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Draft. Pours copper with a thick light beige head and substantial lacing. Nose of banana and clove and fruity yeast. Caramel and banana flavors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours a hazy amber/gold color. Aromas of sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt(honey), alcohol tastes weaker than 7%. Dry finish and aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
pkbites (889) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Tap @ 3 Cellars Franklin, Wisconsin. Gorgeous amber red color. Some caramel and spice in the nose and a good dose of malt on the palate. But that’s where the good stuff ends. This has a funny taste to it especially on the swallow. I didn’t really care for it too much, but others might so I recommend you at least try it once.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a dark golden copper color with bright amber edges and a one finger off-white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Earthy, slightly funky aroma with a spicy and grassy hop presence countered by sweet malts and light fruit notes. Slightly resinous with piney hops followed by funky yeast, spicy rye, caramel and biscuit. Medium bodied with a bitter earthy hop bite that lingers over the sweet malt backbone and funky farmhouse yeast into a very dry finish. Very dry and resinous with sticky pine needle, grass and spicy spruce tip flavor dominating the palate. Underneath, there is a decent malt backbone with hints of bread, toffee, caramel and biscuit but these notes are overwhelmed by the aggressive hop presence. The farmhouse character from the aroma is very faint and barely noticeable with everything else going on. There is some light fruit sweetness toward the finish but it still feels like its lacking in balance because of the earthy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
katrinaez (1661) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Nice spice. For an ale it’s good. Lots of flavors. Orange color. Nice carbonation. Tap

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AndySnow (7195) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Oliver Twist, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Caramel, spices, malt.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, spices, some fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuedmaster (351) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
22 oz. bottle from Emerald Spirits in Vista, on sale for $5. This looks and tastes similar to a strong British amber ale, with less characteristic hop presence. Pours light amber with a decent white head that leaves lacing. Aroma is very slight, sweet malt and bread. This one is all about the malt. Well balanced flavor, medium sweet and lightly bitter, just not enough bling going on here to get me excited. Probably one of the best beers that I’ve had out of Milwaukee, I’ll give it that. Medium body, soft carbonation, average texture and finish. Just a good, solid strong amber that is lightly hopped.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Draft at the source. From notes. Sweet and surprisingly boozy with notes of honey, citrus and orange peel. Wow, I’m digging it.


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