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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of our Ingenuity Series of Barrel-aged Inventions, Dérailleur®” bière-de-garde (“beer for keeping”) is a deep golden ale brewed to celebrate the global passion for cycling, and named after a bicycle’s gear-changing mechanism invented by a French cycling enthusiast in 1905. This ale is malty and rustic, with a spicy yeast character. Subtle flavors of French oak were derived from ageing in Rhône varietal Mourvèdre wine barrels over one year. This release is a special blend of vintages; the older barrels provide mild acidity and the yearling contributes the oak and rustic, bready malt character. The resulting blend is an excellent example of a truly French farmhouse-style cellar creation.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with weak hints of yeast.Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Ladyface derailleur 2012 edition Feb ’13 notes: Biere de grade aged w Chardonnay Nice funky, lemon zest, white pepper. Flavor is tangerine, pear, apple, green grape, must. Actually quite nice. Boldly flavored but maintaining balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Medium-dark amber in color, slightly dry with undertones of mixed citrus, stone fruit and wild yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dougdecinces (118) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Poured a true gold. Crystal clear with minimal head. Big bubblegum nose and flavor with this one. Some fruitiness (apples, pears) too. Strong malt backbone. Much maltier than expected. I tried six of their beers that night, and this was easily my favorite. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Back log; from at least two years ago. Haven’t had too many of this style, nice to see them brew this. amber color with a whitish head. Aroma was like a mild wine, with a nice uniqueness too it. Light hopping. Flavor had some apple, fruit and wine notes. Some grain. A solid and enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
A hazy golden orange color with a white head. Good fruitiness on the nose, mostly citrus, but a little bit of peach. Grass, straw, and must give a soft funkiness. A touch of oak, white wine, and lemon zest. The flavor has a nice peach quality along with mild tartness of lemon. Lots of straw, a moderate oak note along with some drying tannins. A light malt flavor, mostly just bread. The nose is a bit better than the flavor, but enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10871) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Apricot colored pour with a white head. Malty aroma with a very, very light hop finish. Flavor is smooth, crisp, a bit dry with malt and some faint hops. Easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Aroma: fruity and quite vinous, bready yeast note, spicy hops, light pepper character, touch of booze. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color, off-white head is lasting and leaves a nice coating of lacing. Flavor: toasty malts, lots of wine notes, fruity esters, plums, some pepper and spice, earthy and a soft acidity, alcohol is noticeable but mellow. Medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkOfTheOld (3) - - MAY 20, 2012 does not count
Served on draft at local beer bar. A cloudy look matches a somewhat thick palate. Sour in taste, similar to same brewery’s Trebuchet saison, but heavier on the mouth. Taste of apple comes through as well. Not my favorite style but well-done in that style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Clear golden with a creamy white head. robust earthy grainy and clean citrus aroma and taste with a bright palate.


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