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O’Reilly’s, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA. 750 mL bottle.

To me this is VERY typically French, and much more of Euro style lager than a Belgian.

Label and bottle give a very rustic, farmhouse packaging look. Not sure if this is deliberate or designed (I expect), but it works for me.

Very rich, astringent alcohol taste that is so common in French beers. All the way up from Kronenborg 1664 to the craft beers this is a very common and recognizable trait. This is reflected in the aromas too, with a strong alcohol/spirit presence.

The beer iself remains incredibly drinkable and smooth despite the obvious alcohol domination.

Good, white, rocky head sits atop the crystal clear golden lager pour. A little lacing, but like the head, its all gone far too quickly. Very refreshing, but this has a definite kick, and has the potential to leave a chemical headache the next day. Not a beer to have too many of, it will catch up with you.

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12/29/2004
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.5 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4.5
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 4.05
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