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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1356) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2010
Draft at Autumn Brew Review. Pours a straw yellow golden color with a white head. The aroma is that of biscuity, wheaty, and malty. Honestly, it might just be me but it smells like a strong pilsner. Medium/light mouthfeel. Sweet malt upfront taste with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Some toffee type taste as well. Overall, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1323) - Riverview, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Part of the "Jazz" series. The Drummer French Blonde Biere de Garde. A: Pours a pale yellow with a bit of haze. Nice tall white head, lite retention with no lace. S: Aromas of light citrus, more lemon than orange. Hints of crackers and a bit of sourness. T: Clean and dry. Nice crisp citrus with hints of crackry malts. Light herbal grassy notes as well. M: On the lighter side, crisp, fairly dry in the finish. D: Good, solid offering. Liked the amber better, sorry I missed th brune.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1311) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Lighter saison style. Nice mouthfeel. Slightly sweet. Nice lingering saison flavor. Not as dry as advertised, but good. Not spicy as I would've expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Sample at the Secret Stash Bash. Light straw color, with a huge white head. The aroma is faint lemons, hay, biscuit dough, and some mellow yeasty funk. The flavor is sweet and a little musty in the finish. Light body, crisp feel, with a smooth, creamy, and mellow finish. I thought it was brave of Bell’s to bring this to a fest with lots of big stouts and sour ales, but I was impressed, in spite of the competition. It is a very light, flavorful, and wonderfully unique beer. I wish I had a bottle to age, and see how it ages.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Tap. Aroma has notes of honey, citrus and toasty malts. Pale yellow he with white head. Sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is watery and light. Overall a very refreshing brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at the the Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear yellow-golden with no head. The nose has notes of apple and fruit, along with spice, yeast and a hint of earth. The flavour is somewhat lagerish with straw, pale malt, popcorn and delicate herbal hops. The finish is cleanish with some citrus and a hint of spice coming through. On the palate, it is light in body with a watery, slightly dry, texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is a rather simple Bière de Garde with some pilsner qualities. Not a lot going on in this one. 2011-08-14

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1116) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at trion clear golden pour with large white head. Lemon citrus and wheat aroma. Slight lemon taste

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1074) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap at Bell’s. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a light cream colored head. Nose involves some light dust, citrus notes, flowers, and some melon: very pleasant. Taste is lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness: not big but in balance. Palate is crisp and light, almost pilsener-like. A nice light refreshing beer with some different character compared to other similar types of light beers. The Lady liked this one quite a bit.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (977) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Number one (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Blonde Serving glass: Poured from tap into small chalice. Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with thin white head. Aroma: Strong yeast with nice bread and peppery notes. Taste: Very bready and yeasty, somewhat sweet. Pepper and citrus come through toward the end. Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium sugary body, but slightly drying at the end. Overall: The most thirst quenching of the three Jazz beers, but the least interesting.


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