Bells Le Batteur
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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7426) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at Maduro. Poured clear, bright golden with a tall, creamy white head. The aroma picked up crisp lemon and grass over a complementary bready base.. really enjoyed it. The flavor found meaty lemon and bread at the core, with more tart lemon, wheat, and dry white spices around.. perfect balance, with lovely, lingering lemon on the dry finish. Lighter-bodied and crisp on the palate.. dry and refreshing.. very good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit bready and slightly fruity with a touch of floral citrus and some grains. Flavor is better. Pale malts and a touch of bread with a nice grassy, floral citrus throughout. Finishes dry and clean with a nice floral, light bitterness and touch of honey sweetness that leaves a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent beer. Nice, even flavor with a solid balance. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Maduro in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a clear pale golden with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of pale bready notes, caramel, spice and herbal hops. The taste is bread, caramel, spices and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1435) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
On tap;pour is clear golden with a modest white head that retains on the average side. The nose is slightly fruity, with a hint of baked bread, and a light spice note is present. This brew is slightly bitter, with a dab of honey for sweetness, finishing light and crisp.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coyotehunter (694) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Bells. Pours somewhat thin and a very pale yellow. Aroma is weak of bananas , some old clothes funk and some stuff. Tastes a little better than the smell. Very crisp and clear palate. Pretty good I guess. Best one in the series I suppose.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
ABR 2010. Cloudy yellow. Well hopped for the style. French yeast in the aroma and flavor, which gives a light spice quality as well. Dry malt in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (8902) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 MBG Fall Fest. Poured a hazy gold with a with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had some citrus (orange, lemon and grapefruit) some acidity and a bit dry. Flavor had more of a bread note with the citrus becoming a background note. The finish did have a decent amount of acidity as well as being slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattmc1973 (478) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Hazy yellow with nice white head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste is lightly sweet and tart, with crisp acidic mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2010
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of grass, grain, mustiness, animal sweat, and florals. Flavor of grass, light butterscotch, caramel, cereal, and lemon with a soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Draft. Poured a hazy yellow color with an average white creamy head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate yeast, bread and sweet citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeast sweet flavor with a smooth citrus sweet finish of average duration. Soft solid drinkable brew.

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