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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2646) - 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 (11492) - 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 (9997) - 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 (1479) - 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 (8108) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2013
tap at 2013 michigan winter beer fest. light and pleasant, with a mild flavor. dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap; interesting concept and always like more of this beer styyle. Would have liked to try the other 2 if I had the time. This one selected by the Wife. A fairly drinkable and bready beer; definitely dry. An unobjectionable, but hardly a standout beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radagast83 (7307) - Alexandria, 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 (4864) - Fort Wayne, 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 (479) - 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.


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