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Brewed by Ferme Brasserie Lebbe
Style: Bière de Garde
Villefranque, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2009
Bottled. Very cloudy yellow pour. The aroma is quite nice with dry oregano, light lemon, and fresh dough. Grassy and fresh body, with a kind of cheesy, wet, farmhouse overall note. Great dryness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle: Hazy golden with a dense white head that retains well. Dry minerally phenols in the aroma with a touch of biscuity pale malt in the background and an herbal/floral component. Nice dry flavor with only a subtle touch of pale malt sweetness- bready body with again a minerally phenolic character. The back displays some herbal hop characteristics (reminiscent of chamomile). Nice and dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2009
Cloudy orange color small head. Aroma is mild and sweet with a hint of funk. Flavor has a touch of barnyard but is relatively light.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Joe at Peter’s tasting. Pours a lightly murky golden amber with a medium sized white head. Big hay and subtle lemon, dusty yeast. Spicy, nice yeast flavors. Finishes crisp and dry with more light yeast. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thedm (5084) - Fort Wayne, USA - SEP 8, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a hazy softly carbonated yellow colored body. The complex aroma was malty and farmhouse like. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The complex flavor contained notes of malt mild hops and floral. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6331) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Hazy orange color with a rocking lingering head. Dry hay aroma with some celery. Light/medium body. Nice dusty pale malt flavors with dry hay and dry spices. Think not wet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Light color with more of a fizz then a head. Very light no real farm house funkness. A bit of sweetness and hops. Very straightforwad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from Ledgers. Hazy orange with a fluffy white head. Crisp citrus bread and earthy straw aroma and taste. Good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2008
I swear this smells like typical euro lager and a hint of coriander. hazy gold and yellow. sustained white head. cap came off with a -whiff- followed closely by a gush of beer. muted around, even when warmed. metallic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (12322) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle from Ledgers in Berkeley, CA. BB 30/04/10. Hazy orangey color with a fizzy white head that didn’t stick. Aromas of citrus, taffy, funk and likely lots of other stuff. Near medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is earthy, mildly funky, with a little citrus. It seems quite well balanced. Spices or herbs do strange things to my mouth. Maybe there are real flowers involved. I really like this stuff. Hey, it’s a biere de garde. Got to love it.


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