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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1668) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Draft at Monks. Hazy copper pour with a large frothy beige head. Lasting lace. Dryer than expected for something remotely identified as a Pumpkin Beer. Some spice that doesn’t feel like Pumpkin Spice. Just as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (937) - Poway, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
On tap at Lost Abbey. Pours a burnt amber orange with a one finger off white head with nice lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pie spices, toasted bready malts, caramel, orange, and some light grassy hops. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma with the addition of some light spicy hops in the finish. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty nice pumpkin biere d garde that would go great with Thanksgiving dinner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap @ Lost Abbey. Dark amber pour with white foam. Spiced aroma of nutmeg and cinnamon. Some bread, toast, and vanilla. Mild grass. Flavor has a nice sweetness of vanilla and caramel. A lot of nutmeg spiciness. Some ginger, grass, and maybe some cinnamon. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3201) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Fall must be here. Dark brown and gold color. Very light aroma of just some vegetal notes and nutmeg. Flavor is slightly sweet with some caramel. A little allspice in the finish. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TonyDiUlio (650) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Nice pumpkin ale. Had with audrey at the brewery. Easy to drink with a nice pumpkin finish which is stronger than the initial pumpkin flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - 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."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7921) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4168) - 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.

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