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Bells Le Batteur
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RATINGS: 55   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4401) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Another one of Bells’ more average fair, with a good malty backing and some spicy grains. Pour was deep amber-mahoganny in color, with minimal head, and medium translucent body. The aroma was hazy, with some rich malts, caramel, bready cookie, and herbal spice. The flavor played off the aroma well, with some sweet dark fruits, caramel, cookie, and herbal hops. Overall, not terribly impressive, but still decently interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1838) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Cloudy yellow pour with some head. Yeast and bread in aroma and taste. Decent carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1061) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1287) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1728) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (7973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Sample at World Of Beer. Clear pale golden pour with a medium thin white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and spices. Light-bodied with flavors of peppery yeast, toasted malt and citrus fruits. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6608) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1351) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5343) - Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft to pint at Eccentric Cafe. Looks decent; a cloudy golden with thin white lacing. Smells doughy. Tastes doughy, but with a little zip. Average on the palate. Not bad, but enderwhelming, especially for being a brewery-only release.


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