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Famille RueOrange County


The brain child of local homebrewer Kyle Manns (now the lead brewer at TAPS), we liked his version of this beer so much we decided to brew it as our Pro-Am entry for the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. At base a 9.5% ABV Belgian strong pale ale, cardomom, ginger, juniper berries, and coriander are added to the party, along with fresh lemon, orange, grapefruit and tangerine zests. After fermentation, the already complex concoction was aged on oak cubes to add one more layer of flavor. But words don’t do it justice; this beer truly has to be tasted to be understood.

Food Pairing

Key lime pie, Peruvian ceviche, Kashmiri biryani.


beers brewed with fruit
beers brewed with herbs & spices
orange county only
Preservation Series
Retired Beers

Awards & Scores

  • Beer Advocate Rating - 85
  • Ratebeer Overall Rating - 86

Brew Info

  • ABV:9.5%
  • IBU:30
  • SRM:8
  • Release:2009