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The Livery Barrel Aged Maillot Jaune
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
2014 release, on tap at pub. Pour is hazy yellow with a small bubbly white head. Aroma and flavor of wet hay, fruity hops, citrus, spice, yeast, and a touch of funk.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
justinpatton (2) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
Aroma has qualities of the base biere de garde with added barrel and acidic notes. Taste is the same. Decent sourness, barnyard, malt, hint of oak.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mittenator (1309) - Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Draft at taps 25. Clear copper with a small white head. Big sour and faint wine aromas. Tart and incredibly smooth. The wine flavor really comes in the back end and its pretty dry.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 18, 2013
In short: A refreshing, complex, easy to drink, semi-sour oaky fruity blond ale. Excellent.
How: Bottle 22oz shared by Kyle at post-HF Harvest 2012 party.
The look: Cloudy yellow-peach body topped by a small white head.
In long: Nose is medium-wild, some light-color fruits, some barrels, horse blanket notes. Taste is rather smooth for the style, refreshing fruits (pineapples, white grapes, peaches, lemon zest), woody white wine, mild fruity sourness, refreshing tartness. Lively carbonation. This wild sour ale is far from intense but it offers a good complexity and a very high drinkability for the style, almost sessionnable. I loved this one. And speaking of Maillot Jaune, yesterday Lance Armstrong finally admitted what we everybody already knew, what he did was wrong but he did annoying millions of French people and tarnished one of their greatest tradition, he’s still an American National hero.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (3158) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle at HF Harvest fest shared by Sarro. Pours pale yellow with nice white head. Aroma is winey, pretty typical white wine/soured grain/oak/brett aroma. Sourness remains tame however, more of a rustic attribute than a dominating trait. Palate is well carbed and dry, with a long winey aftertaste. Super drinkable sour, very good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5721) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2012
Draft pour on tap at GTMW 2012 (Madison, WI). Pours a richer straw yellow hue, touches of glow, bit of orange with a frothy whitish head atop. Dies to a small ring, laces small. Aromas are touches of straw, yeast, and funky brett. Horseblanket, oak, and gentle tart fruit. Some life. Initial is lighter end of the fold, touches of tart lemon and apple, gentle brett and funk, straw, and gentle yogurt. Middle offers some tartness, gentle yogurt, straw, and gentle oak. Some bready malts, dough, lighter and a touch vibrant and fizzy. Backend is a bit of estery apple and pear, gentle tartness. Lingering funk, fairly crisp, medium funk and a bit of tartness. Nice lighter summer Wild with some high drinkability.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6660) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Sampled from the tap at the 15th annual MBGSF. Pours a hazy pale gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice light tart lemon and peach note to it with a nice funky backing and a bit of barrel coming through in the finish. Flavor begins slightly tart with lemon and peach with lemon remaining mixing a funky grain note and a dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
clear yellow, no head, no lace. nose is airy, with the slightest spicy trace. flavor is very mild, no trace of the barrel. watery bodied, clean finish. so weak as to be non-existant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1360) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 On tap; pour is murky light golden with a very modest head that rings the tulip. There’s hardly anything here; anyway - the nose is perhaps the highlight of this brew. Apple skins, lemon grass, a light funkiness is present. Unfortunately, the flavor profile is muted out of the gate. The apple skins, lemon zest, grassy hops, and very mild barnyard notes are pleasant, but at the end of the day, this brew needs a lot of development to reach another level.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
draft at hopcat. points orange with no head. low carbonation. slight sourness to accompany some mild tropical fruit. flavor of peach, slight funk, slick oak, and some citrus in the end. quite subtle and soft. nice


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