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Bells Le Batteur
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7024) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1387) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (5094) - Fairfax, 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Backlog rating on 11-08-2012 at Club Soda, Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a very small white head with a long retention, opaque yellow body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is bready malt and yeast. The flavor is bread malt, yeasty and very dry. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, has an enjoyable flavor and is worth trying.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattmc1973 (477) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
gtmw11, Pours pale straw white head nose grain, sweet grain, honey. Flavors of sweet grain and honey, very simple and clean but boring.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Poured a light cloudy yellow into a pint glass. Aroma zesty as in pepper and coriander. Flavor was grassy, citrus orange and spicy. Had back to back with another Bell’s Biere de Garde and both were okay but just kind of plain. Has a light body with a dry finish. Not one of my favorites in this tap tackover but happy a tried it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBunn (2511) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Sample on tap at Eccentric. The beer has a dingy straw body with little head and aromas of basement mildew funk. Maybe dirty dishrag or something. Flavor is much better, thank goodness, but tastes more like a wheat beer or something. Lots of cloves and bananas with a little wheat or something. A little weak, maybe a little watery.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: La Batteur
Date: September 02, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths, Park Road
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, light spicy phenols, hint of tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4


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