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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (6416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Plastic taster on tap at Party Town. Tried the three from the series in the row, last one I tried. It was way different from the other two, much more pale and citrusy, I liked the more bold ones better. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Good row of lace. Medium body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lemony, citrusy flavor, some crackers / biscuits, light spice. Moderate sweet taste, lightly zesty. Light spicy bite. Oddly citrusy for a biere de garde

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (4880) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear gold with some cloudy, white head. Fruity nose, floral, honey, soap. Flavor is floral, honey, lemon, a little lime, malt. Chalky finish. Simple but decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Silphium (3167) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at Jet’s Pizza, Chelsea. 4 Realz. Clearish straw body, thin off-white ring of carbonation. Light fruity body, cerealy, sweet, and grassy. Apple peel and spelt. A light, quaffable farmhouse ale, plain but not uninteresting.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop murky apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, barnyard, some lemon, light pepper. Taste is medium sweet, bread, orange, light barnyard. Light-medium body, minimal carbonation.


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