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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3701) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and dispensed to a tulip displaying a clear & bright, golden color, with a nice layer of soft white froth to the head, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The nose started with more of a light mustiness than funk, a touch of dough, light spice, and lemon & apple notes. Light bodied, and well carbonated, the taste was similar, with moderate, earthy bitterness that expressed some dryness, and a clean, crisp finish. Tasty and quite pleasant on the palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Tap at Bells. Hazy light golden with small white head made up of tiny bubbles. Gooseberries, some hay and funk, rubber, sweet malts, lemon, pineapple, funky yeast. Medium sour and under medium sweet. Medium bodied with a bit fizzy carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap pre-GTMW
My first sample was a pint of the Biere de Garde. Nicely done this was a decent example of the style. I don’t know how Bells can brew across so many different styles so well. However they do it I know the chances of being disappointed are very slim when I get a chance to try something new.

Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated golden bubbles sparkled like champagne. A clean white head shine like a spotlight above the surface. Hay, wheat, yeast, and other aromas feel like sitting sitting on a farm as a summer breeze blows across the fields.

Flavor / Palate - Wheat, hay which has been trampled flat, and cereal grains mix into a summery haze. A little bit of alcohol leaks through in the finish. This is very balanced and had there not been other exceptional choices this would have made a solid go to for the rest of the evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, 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 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
On tap @ Maduro. Pour is yellow-gold with a white head. Aroma is bready and yeasty with underlying notes of lemon, florals, and light funk. Flavor is dry and grassy with a touch of spice and some herbal hops. Overall body is light to moderate, soft and finishes clean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11501) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2012
On tap at the Shark Club in Howell, MI. Poured a cloudy straw color with a small sized head. Spices, yeast, some bread, grains and a trace of honey. Between the 3 (drummer, bassist & pianist) I had tonight, this was 2nd.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2374) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap, CK. Vibrant hay yellow that’s very hazy. Cistrusy and hay in the aroma, slight gum, spearmint too. Nicely citric and a little hay that’s fresh and nice. Some light fruit. Lighter body with tight carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Draft at Trion. Light bready malt aroma. Clear light gold with a small white head. Biscuity malt, and light funky flavor. Medium creamy body, soft carbonation.


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