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Brewed by Bières23
Style: Bière de Garde
St. Etienne de Fursac, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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French Country Golden Ale (brewed by a cranky Englishman)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2011
Bright pineapple brett nose, light grapefruit, light honey and hay. The taste is lquite dry, and lightly tart with pineapple, light lemon and hay, some light peach.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Light golden pour with a ring of tan head. Aroma is bretty, woody and earthy with a bit of dry fruit. Fruit, leather, floral, funky flavors are lighter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4398) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2010 Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head quickly recedes to hug rim after a vigorous pour. Sourdough and marshmallow aromas. Spritzy but a little thin with sour apple from front to back into a lasting finish. Not a lot of depth or balance when cold - tastes almost like a white wine.... Interesting yeast funk develops as it warms improving the overall experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
Bottle at Beerwarming Party. Pours a hazy gold with low, white head. Lots of funk in the aroma, with notes of barnyard and leather, along with some light malts and earthy bitters. Flavor is funky with with leather, light bread, grass and earth. Light to medium in body with average carbonation. Finishes earthy and dry with bitter grass. Not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanIHave4Beers (3264) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Pours a cloudy blonde color with a medium head and a fizziness akin to champagne. The aroma is some light lemon and light barnyard funk with some fresh hay. Rustic! The flavor is bready and bone dry with notes of lemon zest and a very good hop bitterness. Not the most complex thing in the world but it’s perfectly crafted and exactly to my taste!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
redlight (2316) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
thanks to Solan! Very floral aroma with traces of funk, smells great! Pours a slightly cloudy golden blonde with a thick white head. Lovely tart flavor, very floral, great brett character, lemon peel, lemongrass, crisp and very refreshing!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Lightly hazy gold. Small white head. Aroma of fresh fruits, past ripe fruits, mild sourness. Same flavors. Expertly balanced sweet, sour, funk, and bitterness. Great aromas and flavors. Medium body, balanced. Excellent biere de mars.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2009
Bottle.
Pours a deep, cloudy, funky, yeast-bit heavy cheddar orange with a fresh aroma of zesty floral lemon peel and a hint of orange grown near a cedar tree. Very light and pleasing nose; reminds me of a fresh meadow just as the sun is rising and the dew is slowly drying. Flavor is a watery floral hops with a stringent vein of lemony grass clippings. Cedar bits and a light dusting of fruity and bready yeast round out the tastes. Nice, zesty and tingly mouthfeel. A pleasant beer; one to be sipped and savored.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (4887) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Bottle. Pours opaque orange with a thin white head. Aroma of sweet apricot, tart orange, sweet malt and bitter hops. Tart orange flavor up front with some bitter hops and a malty finish. Other than the thin finish, no complaints here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2009
Pours a murky, orangey, honey color with a gushing, white, frothy, average head which settles quickly to a very small, frothy, lasting layer and leaves some, tight, Belgian lace. Nose is very refreshing and complex but subtle; a light sour note of overripe kiwi, lots of fresh flowers, musty yeast, some light barnyard notes, minerally, and faint wet earth. Flavor is bit of a disappointment for me; notes of light grains, some honey, some very faint but tart lemons, and some fresh grass into the finish. Not much of the complexities or funkiness that I got from the nose. Palate is okay with a medium body, a semi-dry but refreshing feel, and a soft to lively carbonation. The finish is quick with a lightly dry, a moderately light bitterness, and notes of minerals, fresh grass, some bretty tartness (lemons). A very nice sessionable, Biere de Garde, almost Biere de Mars-like. Very nice from the start but the flavor was just adequate. Quite nice from a dying style.


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