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The Livery Barrel Aged Maillot Jaune
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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2009
[Draft @ Livery] Poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of brett, honey, vanilla, toasted malt, grapes, leather, and citrus fruits. Taste of citrus fruits, apple, tart grape, vanilla, toasted oak, wild yeast, and a dry, tart, finish. What a surprise, this was the best beer of my trip.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (6553) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Draft @ MBGF Summer 08. Pours hazy dark golden color with a small white head. The aroma was a funky tart citrus with moderate sweetness and grass. Not just any grass, but the kind found in open fields like the beginning of Little House on the Prairie. The flavor is crisp and refreshing with moderate sweetness, tart citrus, wood, fruity, and more grass. This was one of the betteer beers from day two of the fest. Thanks to BBB63 for being our go to guy for the Livery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11578) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured orange color with an average fizzy off-white head that lasted with fair lacing. Heavy complex woody sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium sour bitter finish of long duration. Complex refreshing beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Tap at MBGSF 08. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Aroma is funk, vineous, grass. Flavor is grass, lemon zest, oak, vineous, light fruit. Palate is medium to light, medium carbonation, finished tart. Great stuff, I had about 4 samples of this, thanks BBB63 for the generous pours!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2011 Tap at the ’08 MBG Summerfest. Clear deep gold pour. Sweet but sour with notes of grass, pepper, and lemon. A little aqueous like a weak saison. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (966) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Handbottle shared by wetherel at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop, supplied by WeeHeavySD. Thanks again you guys! Clear blond color with a big bubblegum aroma with medium sourness. Notes of peach and pear in the flavor, with yeasty biscuit character. Ends with modest tartness. Pretty tasty, and very interesting.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Hand bottle from my friend WeeHeavySD. Huge thanks Jon! Shared at PP bottle shop with hapjydeuce. Light orange amber color. Lots of brett bubble gum in the aroma. Plasticy phenolic brett aroma, like an all-Brett beer. I like these bubblegumish all Brett beers. Sourness is mild. Much like a homebrew I tried from Francois_MTL. A little tang on the tongue. Fun and interesting gives bonus points.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeinDahlem (1362) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2008
Big thanks to Ken for sharing. Really enjoyed this one. From growler. Hazy orange with white head. Tropical-fruity-yeasty nose, sweetish, with notes of yellow tomato, honey, floral. Wow. Flavor goes slightly sour, with musty lemon, unripe pineapple, then mildly bitter and pretty dry. Lighter and more refreshing than nose or abv would suggest. Pretty damn nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8462) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Growler shared by kmweaver. Beautiful hazy honey colored body with a large off-white head. Nose of deep, yeasty creamed oranges, tannic pinot noir barrels - a nice note of wine grapes... wonderfully dry and fruity in the nose. Flavor is massively dry and tannins, strange, complex, with a strong white wine character, some cracker malts, medium to full body. Really unique and creative beer. Prickly, lightly tart, overall just very impressive.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Growler, courtesy of BBB63. Thanks, Mike! Pours a pulpy, tarnished copper-brown color; significant, creamy light khaki head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing; gorgeous, glistening pour. Lots of tart grapefruit, pitty and acidic lemons, and bright, tart fruit character in the aroma; reminds me quite a bit of some of the characteristics of the BA Agent 99; gorgeous grapefruit and zesty lemon and lime peel; touch of toasty wood presence; really great nose on this. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of pitty, zesty citrus (lemons, grapefruit) upfront; solid levels of acidity; tartly sour; very dry at the core; some toastiness and vinous notes (mildest tannic presence) from the wood; incredibly generous, zesty, pitty, dry sour ale. Another great barrel-aged offering from The Livery; assertively sour; I could (and desperately wanted to) drink a ton of this. Lengthy finish: dry, pitty grapefruit and lemons, dry crackery malts, some soft toastiness and vinous acidity from the barrel; just excellent.


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