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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.


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 (1329) - 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 (8103) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Courtesy of arcdz. Cloudy light amber body with a medium beige head. Big toasted coconut and raisin nose with vanilla and dough. The flavor is lightly sweet, mildly sour with caramel, raisins, light berry and bread. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dalekliz (878) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a hazy gold-amber with a white ring. Big fruity aroma, of apricots and plums. Taste has a lot of fruit and malt, with the sweet sharpness of underripe plums. Lingering sour fruitiness. Really tasty sour ale.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Fresh Growler from the Brewery via my man in IN, Mike BBB63. Shared with bikesandbeer and my gf Cyn. Pours orange with a nice bright white half finger head. Big tropical citrus nose, lots of orange tangarine in there. Nose has a mango character, my girlfriend did a good job catching this note and describing it the way we couldn’t. Taste is sweet some what tart, I can feel a bit of the wine influence, its pretty unique and interesting. Really light and summery, great beer. I’d drink this all the time if I could. Yum. Also this is such a great slight sour that serves as a great overall beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2009 tap at the livery....poured a slightly hazy orange brown with a short-lived soapy white head clinging to the edges....a really fruity aromatic nose consisting of tropical and citrus fruits. not too much barrel influence.....flavor was tart and citrusy with an abundance of fruit. soft carbonation and very refreshing overall......a really great way to start off the day.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
(Draught) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a small off-white head. Aroma of oak, earthiness, mustiness, white grapes, and wild berries. Flavor of oak, sour funkiness, earth, and light citrus with a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. First beer of the day on a long day of great beers. Poured a hazy yellow. nice musty and dry fruit nose. Taste is light fruit, dry and acidic, nice funk and earthy balance. I didn’t have too much of this one, but I wish I had more, this was refreshing and really enjoyable.


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