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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: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6861) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8127) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2006
Cloudy orange-brown body with a medium beige head. A cool wild, spicy, saison-ish aroma emanates from my glass, the type of aroma I can smell for minutes before taking my first sip. Taste is very much a thick earthy fruit juice with pulp and everything (no particular fruit, a bunch of them), plenty of herbs and spices, saison-ish yeast, and a fruity tartness. Like a drinking body said, I would have believed this was a new Fantôme. Interesting experiment, a bit out-there. Once again a French beer with “Bière De Garde” written on the label when it clearly isn’t one. I’m starting to believe they think “Bière De Garde” is English and means “Made in France”.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Slightly hazy. Amber. Lightly spicy, a little sweet in the finish. Some dusty yeastiness. Nice mellow farmhouse ale - nothing stands out but a very pleasant quaff. The sort of beer if it was local you’d drink a lot of it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2/23/08, 2007 bottle sample, pours clear golden with white head. nose is yeasty, wheaty. flavor is yeasty, wheaty, hay, slight funk. semi-dry finish. decent stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cavie (3839) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clouded banana yellow color. Smells of dusty malts. Some older notes as well. Tastes of sweet grain with flavorful butter. Nice finish that ends in a solid feeling.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. Lemon wheaty aroma with a yeasty nose. Mild pepper notes. The flavor had a malty start to it but it was short lived. Yeasty spicy finish. Light finish with a light taste overall. Prickly CO2 on the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4137) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks turdferguson for popping. Pours a cloudy peach skin amber with three fingers of creamy offwhite head. Nose is bready and malty, notes of biscuits and chamomile tea. Flavor is malt forward as well with bread and biscuity notes at the forefront with herbal and leafy hops. Full bodied and a medium crispness on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5866) - 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.


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