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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aged 3 months in a Merlot used cask with had added a sourness and wild character to the base Biere De Garde. Brewed in honor of the Tour De France, "Maillot Jaune" or "Yellow Jersey". The Grand Reserve version has been aged an additional 6 months plus in the barrel and is now listed at 8% ABV.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle @ Steasy’s. Thanks for sharing! Gold pour with a small head. Lemon and tart fruit candies. Sweet peach cordial. Flavor is a touch sharp. Mild citric bite. Some lactic character. A bit buggy. Fairly nimble, active carbonation. Tasty stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bacterial (2827) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Hazy light yellow pour with a nice white head. Bright lactic nose, with some funk. Lightly sour, lots of funk and hoppy goodness. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomashall (649) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Derek, thanks. Cloudy golden pour. Fruity sour aroma. Taste is dry from barrel I’m guessing. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared by Derek - thanks! Hazy yellow pour with a white head. White wine grape aroma. Lightly sour and easy drinking. Very good!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaBier (6976) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours clear yellow to gold with a thick white head. Aroma of oak, lemony sourness and tropical fruit. Malty and oaky flavor with tropical fruit before a funky brett and lemon finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3493) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Chicago reunion tasting. Thank you Dave. Hazy yellow body, small white head. Sour funk with light citrus. Brett and lovely lacto notes. Nicely done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5447) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
750 ml. bottle. Pours a somewhat cloudy gold with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, funk, and wood. Taste is tart fruit, funk, wood, yeast, and spice. Very well made.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
On tap at HopCat. Pours a frosty deep golden color. With a sticky white lacing and head. An earthy grassy citrus aroma. A very refreshing sip of slight tart lemons. A bubblegum flavor comes in towards the back half and finishes it off. A dry finish. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5765) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 3, 2015
750 ml. bottle. It pours a nice clear deep golden color with a medium fizzy off white head. The aroma some light funk, straw, hints of stone fruit and white grape. Nice subdued oaky notes seem more Chardonnay derived to me with the more tropical/white grape thing going on. The flavor is pretty much the same with more prominent barrel oak and grape notes. Light hints of caramel and stone fruit before a mildly soapy, phenolic finish. Almost no sourness here, just a little acidity and funk. It has a decently full body, but a dry finish befitting a brett beer. Very pleasant stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikem409 (1985) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Tap at hopcat detroit. Almost clear gold with medium white head. Aroma of lemon hay. Taste matching lots of subtle hay and nice smooth oak.


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