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


on tap

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam settles atop the murky orange.
-Minty herbs are suggestively laying on a heap of bready yeast.
-Pear juice and medecinal herbs propose a wacky flavor profile.
-The soft effervescence builds a pillowy mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-The careful aftertaste is herbal, and mostly powdery.
-Few sugars seem to be derived from the malts here; a fruit juice of some kind (pear?) is likely responsible. This sweetness is well-integrated into the structure of the beer.
-This Fantôme-like experiment is certainly an object of curiosity, and could manage to quench both your interest for novelty and your physical thirst.

Bottle; best before 13/01/2007.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2011
Bottle, shared @ the Purple Pig. Light golden, hazy, with a solid frothy white head that holds beautifully. Very interesting aroma that required some careful consideration to pin down. Both fruity and vegetal at the same time, like starfruit, or guava and celery, with creamy undertones. Flavours lean toward vegetal and lightly herbal, with straw-like malts. Creamy mouthfeel. Very fresh and lively.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (8000) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (7987) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2005
This light golden ale pours with a very short white head, with considerable sediment throughout the pour. The flavor is pleasantly malty. A very nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7909) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye (marked 11/24/09). Pours with a large white head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of dryness, wheat, corn and light spice. Taste is dry with pear and sugar. Dry mouthfeel and medium bubbles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Bottle. Hazy rich amber with a big off-white head. Light citrus, wheat (and other grain) aroma. Flavor has an earthiness to it along with spice and a big herbal component - fennel and licorice. Light and refreshing - but the herbal bit put me off after awhile.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7415) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
750 ml bottle shared by? Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have floral, sweet, biscuity, yeast, some off notes. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6901) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle (BB 09/08). Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, fully lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately yeasty (barnyard, basement), with notes of wood, autumn leaves, and dried fruit. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation. A great, rustic, farmy de-garde/saison style brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6463) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, cloudy orange with big white foam, spicy mint aromas, nice flavors of vanilla and lemon, bitter finish

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