Brewed by Theillier
Style: Bière de Garde
Bavay, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
In the little town of Bavay, only a few miles from the border with Belgium, the Theillier family has crafted its fine bière de garde for generations. The charming brewery is built into the Theillier family home, which was constructed in the 1600’s on sturdy Roman foundations. La Bavaisienne is artfully brewed, in very small batches, using a resourceful combination of ancient and modern equipment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9276) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours copper color with a small head head. Aroma of grain and malts. Flavour of cardboard, malts and hay. A bit disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
25 cl bottle @ HBF’13, BBE 12/2013
Aroma is quite light with some toffee, grain and hay. Flavour is sweetish with grain, caramel and hints of hay. Also a malty and woody feeling here. Foamy and creamy palate. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av plommon, russin, trä, blommig brittisk karaktär. Söt och en aning vattnig eftersmak. Lätt beska.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5395) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
Light misty, glowing brown body with creamy head of light tan bubbles. Delocate aroma of caramel, lightly roasted chestnuts, a farmhouse yeast and red rind cheese. Although that sounds more complex than it is. Taste is also medium bitter with light candy sugar throughout. Flavourful, yes, but not a full, rich taste experience that I was hoping for (giving it’s ratings here on RB). It’s good, especially well made, but I hoped for a smoother, richer, spicer and/or yeaster experience. (75cl bottle from Bière Révolution)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 13/I/13 - 25cl bottle from Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ Klaas’ place - BB: I/2013 (2013-18)

Clear amber to orange beer, creamy smooth off-white to light beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, some small sediment floating around. Aroma: lots of caramel, bit sugary, banana, metallic, pretty spicy, peppery. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: quite some caramel, little sour touch, very fruity, red berries, ripe forest fruits, some strawberry jam, bit sugary, sweet malts. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, some orange peel, general fruitiness, canned peaches, little hoppy, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1241) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750ml capped. Pours a dingy amber toffee brown with slight haze with floaties and a tan tinted loose head that reforms easily. Very earthy green hay malt dominate, bready, hint of apple and cotton candy, bit more caramel shows as it opens up, faint nobel hops melded into the malt. Bready light caramel sweetness, balanced low level hops that give that green hay bitter earthiness though out, but never is more dominant than malt some very faint apple/lemon notes as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2012
Pour is amber, thin eggshell head that quickly dissipates. Toasted, caramel malt aroma. More light, sweet, biscuit malt follows in the flavour. Light bodied, fairly lively carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Finish is biscuit with an edge of toffee. Simple, but nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle, farmhouse label. Chesnut brown pour with off white head. Aroma is a bit off, tons of brown sugar, really sweet smelling, light cherry aroma as well. Taste is better, still lots of brown sugar but a bit more graininess that you would expect from a good biere de garde. Palate is still dry despite the perceived sweet flavors. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3997) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 8, 2012
Znakomite piwo. Po pierwsze wygląd. Świetnie się nalewa z wielką pianą, piwo mało nagazowane, koloru bursztynu. Karmelowo goryczkowe z nutą syszonych śliwek. Etykieta w starym stylu. Polecam

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Split this with a several friends on a lazy Sunday afternooon and they were unimpressed. Personally I thought it was interesting but I can’t say that I would buy it again or that it was particularly tasty but I may be ignorant to the style. It was dark amber and smelled grainy. Taste was grainy amber belgian and reminded me of caracole amber. Overall, not bad but not impressed. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 08-14-2010 05:27:48

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