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RATINGS: 740   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (3031) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2003
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Bottled. Great stuff. Nice malty aroma behind a head that disappears a little too quickly. Taste of orange and some light spiciness comes through, finishes off with a note of red wine.
Re-rate, 4/10/05. Okay, this was one of my earlier ratings, and I finally had a second bottle from my original sixer (others have gone out in trade). My impressions still hold true, but it’s just not worth the 4.1 I first assigned. A slight note of brett mars the second sampling, but this is a two-year old bottle. I had taken the name of the style literally and was cellaring it outside my fridge, probably not a good idea for a 5.9% beer.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aggiebob (926) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Draft. Red amber in color poured with a thin white head and nice delecate lacing. The malty aroma is fruity with some Brett yeast flavoring in the taste. Medium bodied. The abv seems higher than it actually is.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (5076) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2017
12 oz. bb 04/09/2017. Mostly clear orange-copper with some nice swirling bubble activity. Nose is caramel apple with a light funkiness. Flavors of apple, toasted pecan, toffee, a pinch of white pepper, sourish orange/lime zest and some mild leafy-wooden hop bitterness. Light-medium body has a smooth medium carbonation and a sessionable balance.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (979) - - DEC 21, 2016
Copper in color, no head, even after an agressive pour. Aroma is somewhat malty with a slightly sour, almost orange note. Flavor is earthy, hay-and-straw, malt, and cinnamon. Lightly hopped finish that turns rather dry. As it warmed, more fruity flavors, orange, emerged as well as a little alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (989) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours a murky copper brown with a fading sudsy off white head. Aroma is of caramel, grassy, earthy, nuts, bread, oats. Taste is of caramel, butterscotch, earthy, grassy, slightly metallic finish. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (8057) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Light caramel and some unfermented sugar. Golden amber pour with good head and lacing. Light sweet finish with a hint of mash malt. Tap at Frontera at Chicago airport.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (362) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2016
On tap at Hyatt Rosemont. Pours amber with modest head and aroma of caramel malt. Hops are subtle counterpoint to malt sweetness as per the description but they remind me a bit of EKG. One decent, easy drinking beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Panzuriel (2033) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Appearance: Deeper red copper. Almost clear. Thin head of white bubbles. Nose: Sweeter caramel malt. Lightly roasty. Candy sugar. Mild floral hops. Taste: Sweeter malt forward. Decent light roasty caramel. Light hops. No bitters at all Body: Medium to thinner. Soft carbonation Parting thoughts: A nice beer. Low expectations. A very nice “house beer” from a wine shop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PanMarek (336) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Rich, caramel malty nose with some woody notes. Pours dark cloudy amber with quick beige foam. Medium heavy in the mouth with light fizz, slightly slick. Sharp first notes followed by hay malt and grassy hops. Very muted phenol yeast and malty to the end. .

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (5028) - Eureka, California, USA - SEP 16, 2016
Sampled at GABF 2015. In the testing glass a rich amber color with an off-white head Nose of caramel malts and mild floral hops .Medium body. Flavor is malts with some fruit and again very light hops. Finishes a bit sweet. Drinks fine and tasted good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinfull (1521) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Amber color . Thin , off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt and fruits . Sweet malty beginning. Decent, hoppy bitterness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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