RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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nick76 (4403) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
The aroma is weak but has toasted malt, dark fruit, and light hops. The appearance is orange gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is good.

jeff789 (1423) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
Hazy amber orangish color medium tan head lingers a bit some mild lacing... Notes of orange and sweet malts in the aroma... Aroma and flavor don’t match at all... Boring borderline sweet mess malty... Fairly spicy with a mild hint of pepper... Medium to medium full bodied

reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty...caramel and wheaty notes...yeasty with faint candied fruits. Flavor is much more bitter than expected...still some yeastiness and faint fruity/sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel is medium with a muddled fruity/malty/bitter finish.

Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear and amber. Almost no head. This is tasty mut not really a Bier de Garde. Mit is sweet and malty. Easy to drink.

beernovice39 (3269) - Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle pours a hazy copper/orange with a thin off white head. Scent is sweet and yeasty with a damp basement note. Taste is sweet caramel, some fruit and yeast.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Name: Rendezvous
Date: January 05, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light spicyness, touch of fusel sweetness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, just a hint of spicyness to balance the sweetness, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

Dixonian (1657) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
22oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11. Deep orange pour with a ring of white head. Aromas of spice and fruit - apple, orange, and banana. Tastes of spices and banana.

DasBierChef (1081) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
Pours a clear deep amber. Aroma is malty, sweet, and a bit spicy. Flavor is similiar.

ben4321 (6827) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/29/11

Aroma: The nose has some grassy notes, hints of fruit, toast, pepper, and other spices
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with an off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, some fruity notes, yeast/toast and spice flavors mostly
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly soft mouthfeel that has a light stickiness to it
Overall Impression: I thought this was a rather solid and drinkable Biere de Garde. All of the components are well-enough made, though they are all pretty subtle. Still though, I thought this one was pretty successful, and it made for a rather drinkable offering. Had the ABV been low enough, this could easily have been a nice session beer, which speaks pretty well to how well-hidden the alcohol is in this one. I enjoyed this one.

bb (9790) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and earth aroma with yeast and red fruit. Malt and red fruit flavor with earthiness. Medium bodied. Red fruit and light caramel lingers with earth and light spice.

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