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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Avant Gourde is a pumpkin biere de garde fermented with our house lager yeast and spiced with cinnamon, mace and clove. We brewed it in collaboration with Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, and brewmaster Tomme Arthur himself came up to hang out and brew with us on Capitol Hill. Later we went out on Howard’s boat. Avant Gourde was brewed with pale, Munich, C-45 and C-77 Crisp crystal and chocolate malt, with brown sugar in the boil, along with Magnum hops to bitter and flavor and Czech Saaz to finish.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1293) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours dark orange minimal head. Smell light funk and gourd. Taste barnyard hay and straw, bit of pumpkin spice Medium body Decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5089-20130202] Tap. Allspice gingerbread and pie crust aroma. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. More pie crust in the flavour with a bit of pumpkin gourdness. Medium body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(@ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "Frank’s is much better." "Yeah, I put that shxt on everything."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4628) - Olympia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
Golden straw in color hazy with a thin head. Having been there the day they brewed this beer I was so happy to have tried it. Awesome spice and terrific added pumpkin. This was a great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7335) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2013
2013-02-02. Crisp dark amber body, modest off white head. 3+ Nice aroma, lots of ginger and spice. 7++ Flavour is similar, pretty nice malt core. Similar spicey character, ginger and nutmeg. 7++ Average plus bodied palate. 3+ Pretty nice. 15+ On tap at Blue Monk, Buffalo

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Not a huge pumpkin fan but this is ok. Pours reddish clear. Low carbonation. Aroma of pumpkin and malt, nutmeg. Finishes sweet. Tap at blue monk.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, lighter to medium brown/amber pour. somewhat flat pour/little carbonation. Just right with cinnamon, clove, allspice notes. not a big fan of pumpkins. But really like this. spices were not overbearing, very enjoyable

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
On tap at Barcade. Pours a reddish brown with small white head. Aromas of malt, pumpkin, czech hops, and nutmeg. Taste is very nice: hops, lots of cinnamon, brown sugar and pumpkin pie. Super drinkable and refreshing with nice balance with regards to the sweetness. This one totally surprised me for the last pumpkin beer I will drink until September.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber color, hazy, with creamy head. Nice aroma of caramel. Good body strength; very good caramel flavor, powerful; strong bitterness; there is some candi sugar, moderate residual sweetness, and some pleasant but mild yeast character, some earthy touch too in the end; long final.
Bold and solid brew.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2013
draft. Brown pour with beige head. Aromas and flavors very much akin to pumpkin brews without the pumpkin. Spiced beer with some lighter Belgian/saison tones.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pdx77 (1019) - Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2012
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. A pleasing, mellow end to pumpkin beer season. Light with pumpkin pie flavors, but not overpowering.


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