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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Commemoration Ale celebrating the Tour of California, made in collaboration with Semler Vineyards.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3198) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draught at the restaurant watching the Tour de California. I’m not a big fan of Biere de Gardes but this was phenomenal; I think the wine barrels really made it special. It pours very still. A ruby-orange and brown colour with a small off-white head the quickly disappears/ The aroma is pink grapefruit, chardonnay and strawberries. Definitely fits the biere de garde style from the earthy, metallic notes (not bad, that’s just my crutch for IDing the style). Definitely white wine notes that trend from a dry chardonnay to Mosel Rieslings. Lasting wine finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekoerper (589) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1525) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
can8ianben (1317) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Oak aged version of the Tripel. I liked this one much better - the wood dried out the syrupy sweetness and also calmed down some of the carbonation. I actually enjoyed the dry hopped version even better that was also available when we were at the brewpub.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7859) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 My Bottom Line:
This dignified Bière de Garde joins lightly toasted malts, spicy noble hops and bready yeast into an authentic example of the style one rarely sees so far from French shores.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy amber.
-The hop signature also offers citrusy angles, ending in mildly leafy bitterness.
-Subtle oranges add complexity.
-This example is polished and rustic at once, a true testament to this brewer’s ability.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7863) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at Ladyface. Pours with a large white head that leaves good lace over a hazed gold to copper body. Aroma is dry, grainy, tannic, dry wine, light pepper. Taste is caramel, bread, light vinous and tannic wood. Lightly herbal. Great biere de garde. Lively bubbles, dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Sampled at City Tavern with brewmaster Dave sitting next to me. Kinda cool. Pours a bright orange. Crisp with a lingering flavor. Nice light hoppy notes along with a touch of vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8461) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
[ Keg ][ Brewbies 2014 ][ 4oz ][ Brewbies Flared Mini Pint ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> There are probably many versions of this beer all collapsed into this entry given their rarity/rarity of ratebeerians in general. This version was 7.1%, 100% Mourvedre Barrel Aged. Low haze orange pour. Nose is excellent buttery oak barrel, fresh bourbon more than red wine. Taste is clean, mild alcohol stickiness, candied orange, oak, paper. Tannic, pepper finish. Interesting as always from Ladyface but with the characteristic harsh palate that seems to be a universal problem with their beers.


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