RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This French-style country ale is deep amber in color. With a toasty, sweet caramel start, it finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appetit!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
twindadplus2 (691) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2005
Slightly murky, copper color with a decent off-white head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and dried fruit. Flavor is very smooth with caramel and spice and a nice piney bitter finish. Medium bodied with a velvety smooth mouthfeel. A very good and complex beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Bottle BB 10/18/05. Reddish-copper pour with a very nice 1/4" of off-white head. Bright aroma of sweet caramel malt, bread, and some floral hops in there. Flavor picked up a ton of the caramel, but there was also a nice spice array and some noble hops. Very smooth and pleasing mouthfeel, and the hops provided a nice bitterness toward the finish. This brew really struck some good chords with me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2005
Expecting a saison, didn’t get one, but pleasantly surprised anyway. Roasted malt with caramel/bread/cookie dough but with a pretty decent hop bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. I enjoyed this even not knowing what I was getting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Nil on the head...beautiful amberish copper color. No aroma to speak of. Mild carmel without the heavy sweetness. Doable again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - AUG 24, 2005
This is the closest commercial version of a Fat Tire clone I’ve ever tasted. Probably not a bad brew to clone for Two Bros. since it is a huge seller for New Belgian but not my favorite. I was hoping this was going to be closer to a Saison style by the marketing/description on the bottle but it’s way off. The aroma is has some barnyard characteristics but not right for the style. Flavor is malty with a tart end to the balance rather than hops as the label suggests. Don’t get me wrong...I like this better than Fat Tire but way to close for my taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
pours copper/amber color with a large off-white head, aromas of fruit, caramel, but mostly malt, the taste is sweet and malty and caramel-like, not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
murawski (160) - USA - AUG 3, 2005
Ordered for the first time in Chicago as part of a sampler featuring Two Brothers products. Very wierd beer -- and I mean that in a bad way. Nice appearance, but the flavor was just odd. Someone else at my table thought that the after-taste had a cheese flavor to it. Not recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (4191) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Pour is a dark red with a tan head. Aroma is deffinatly carmel malts. Flavor is carmel and molasses with a nice hop touch to it. Very nice and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Translucent and shiny brass in color with a few wisps for a head. Aroma is accentuated by grass, caramel, pine, melon and sweet sourdough. Hops are fairly discernable as well. Grass and cedar elements are first to the flavor forefront. Distant flavoring, but not watery, pulling out characteristics from caramel honey bread and corn fritters. Medium-bodied, bright and palatable. Could use more sprits and carbonation, not to mention an amplified countryside malt profile. Passive bitterness in the finish. One of the better beers from this brewery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Color is standard: clear and golden. Very light and crisp; flavor fades fast. Seems like a good "sippable" beer or for the non-beer drinker.

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