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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The first in a three-part series of interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Batteur leads with a distinctive yeast aromatic character mixed with light bready notes. Noticeably dry, the finish is crisp with a mild, refreshing acidity. The French term for a drummer, Le Batteur takes its name from a component of a classic jazz trio.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2646) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at jl beers in grand forks. Pours a hazy gold with faint lemon and lactic aromas. Smooth and creamy flavors. A touch of hops and some citrus. Very quaffable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
On tap at the abbey. Pours creamy yellow with a nice head. Aroma is tangy fruity yeast. Flavor is very sweet with a grape skin tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at Jet’s Pizza, Chelsea. 4 Realz. Clearish straw body, thin off-white ring of carbonation. Light fruity body, cerealy, sweet, and grassy. Apple peel and spelt. A light, quaffable farmhouse ale, plain but not uninteresting.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Draft at Bell’s 28th birthday party at Reno’s East. Very light hazy yellow. Hay, pilsner and grape. Very light.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Draft at Bell's 28th birthday party at Reno's East. Light yellow with a white head. Hay, pilsner and slight funk. Fruity and hay.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7485) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear gold with some cloudy, white head. Fruity nose, floral, honey, soap. Flavor is floral, honey, lemon, a little lime, malt. Chalky finish. Simple but decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7307) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at Churchkey for a Bells tap takeover event. Poured a cloudy, light yellow color, with a small white head. Aroma was some pepper/spice note, grassy, some citrus. Flavor was nice citrus character, light spice. Lemon notes. Light, sweet. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Plastic taster on tap at Party Town. Tried the three from the series in the row, last one I tried. It was way different from the other two, much more pale and citrusy, I liked the more bold ones better. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Good row of lace. Medium body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lemony, citrusy flavor, some crackers / biscuits, light spice. Moderate sweet taste, lightly zesty. Light spicy bite. Oddly citrusy for a biere de garde

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (11345) - Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Golden pour, very fruity in both the smell and taste. Maltiness is there but it is fruit-dominated.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - APR 1, 2013
On Tap at Trion in New Haven, Indiana. Poured a clear goldish yellow, with slight whitish head...aroma is slightly funky lemon/apple mixture. Nothing overwhelming in the taste, slight citrus, bready, dry and crisp. Clean finish. This one would go well with a variety of meals.


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