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Anton Francois French Ale - Diebolt Brewing Company

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Anton Francois French AleAnton Francois French Ale

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diebolt Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A clean, refreshing French Ale with a light malt and fruity arome, crisp malt saveur that makes its way to a slightly earthy, hop bitterness and bready malt fin.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-30-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amberish yellow in the Orval chalice. Clear with no sediment in the bottle. Some foam the first pour but not much afterwards. I wished for more of that sudsy Farmhouse mouthfeel. Faint aroma.

I didn't taste anything that brought "Saison" to mind, but eventually the drying yeasty sensation takes over. Quite subdued flavor, though there is a little taste of something herbal. Makes me think of violets. Maybe the slightest whiff of St. Germaine liqueur.

This is pleasant enough, though not much of an example of the Farmhouse style. I wish they would experiment with a lower ABV with more Saison flavor. This is more alcohol and less flavor. From the 22 oz bottle bought at the brewery in the old Hood in northwest Denver.

mactrail, Mar 29, 2014
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Mebuzzard, Feb 01, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not sure what makes a french ale a french ale here, it certainly isnt saison yeast. this is more a malt driven brew, with a clean amber color, totally shocking for what i thought i ordered, and a nice inch of off white head on top. i smell almost belgian yeasty fruit, and a denser grain bill, caramel, although the whole thing does eventually come clean. light body for its color, and a cool carbonation to brighten it up. i get some fruit ester in the yeast, but this is a subtle brew, low alcohol and one of those globes you could drink til you drop (story of my life)... i like the complexion, some peach and some pear, some hops, but mellow all the way. far better than the what they do, which i think was a poor first impression of these guys. i had the best time there tonight, and think there beer is underrated by and large. the do a nice job here, and this is the session pick of the lot.

StonedTrippin, Yesterday at 06:19 AM
Anton Francois French Ale from Diebolt Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.