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Biere De Brie Ambree - Ferme-Brasserie De Gaillon

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Biere De Brie Ambree
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Ratings: 4
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 3.96%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ferme-Brasserie De Gaillon
France

Style | ABV
Belgian Dark Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Crosling on 08-19-2004)
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear burnt orange with couple of inches of foam on top; streaks of lace are left behind

Smell: Toffee, fig, toasted bread and yeast

Taste: Toffee, fig and toasted bread, up front, with a hint of earthy bitterness and yeast flavor in the middle; the sweetness recedes a bit, after the swallow, though it lingers right through the finish and returns to dominate the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit too sweet and lacking complexity though this is still a very nice beer; a year and a half past the "best by" date may have something to do with the lack of balance

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 21:24:59 | More by brentk56
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

In trade from Simon at Cave a Bulles in Paris

A: slightly hazy, copper color, lots of bubble trains. Variable head on the pours, from none to a solid one finger, might be due to suboptimal glassware.

S: Slightly sweet malt and candy aromas. A bit of fig. Maybe I'm imagining this, but I seem to be picking up just a hint of the namesake cheese when I swirl it a bit.

T: lots of biscuit malt, with a slight fruity sweetness.

M: highly carbonated. Medium-light body. Finishes with a pleasant, mild, grainy linger.

O: Nicely drinkable beer. This was suggested to me as a Biere de Garde, and it does seem more in that style to me than Belgian Dark Ale. From the fruity notes, I might have suspected use of candi sugar, although the ingredient list says it's all grain (interesting aside: in France it seems beers must have a complete ingredient list like any other food or beverage). I'm not sure I would seek it out again over the many other new beers I could try here, but I'm happy with the recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 16:21:57 | More by kscaldef
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this beer in Paris early 2011. Best before 2012 stamp. Label has a Medaille D’Argent from Paris 2010. ABV 7.5

Appearance: Hazy reddish brown. Poured a thick offwhite head. Cork popped with great carbonation.

Smell: Malty, nutty, slight sweet brown sugar/toffee.

Taste: Malty toffee with citrusy notes and a moderately bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel

Overall: A fine refreshing beer, lovely sweet aftertaste. Would happily drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 21:30:22 | More by Boozecamel
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Crosling

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This was such a neat beer to be able to try. I sampled this on the back of a bus traveling from Fontainbleau, France to Dijon, France. I bought the beer at a small wine shop in central Fontainbleau and even got a free glass with the brew. Courpalay, where the beer is brewed, is a small village Northeast of Fontainbleau.

Ruby.

Nose is distant, but showcases faint notes of brown sugar, cherries, strawberries and plums.

There is a dryness throughout the entire palate with lovely notes of cherries, oak, peppers, grapes and plums. Simply fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2004 23:35:04 | More by Crosling
Biere De Brie Ambree from Ferme-Brasserie De Gaillon
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