The Livery Barrel Aged Maillot Jaune
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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (952) - San Diego, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2680) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Growler courtesy GOT. Pours a hazy reddish copper. Pungent spicy citrus malt and funk aroma. Tart malt and merlot taste when it starts to warm a little, with hints of barrel and funk. Smooth and easy to drink, its good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Growler, courtesy GoT. Pours a hazy, medium golden hue. A flimsy, off-white head dissipates quickly, leaving micro-spot lacing behind. The aroma is quite vinous, with sharp, acedic grape notes, new American oak, mild bretty mustiness, and some citric acidity all showing strong. There’s perhaps some wet hay or straw in there as well, along with some mineral overtones. Flavors follow suit, quite vinous overall, somewhat reminiscent of a crisp, tannic Pinot Grigio, complete with a hint of creaminess. Brettanomyces imparts a light, dry, farmhouse funk and tartness. Oak really makes itself known, imparting an earthy, woody element. Medium-bodied, lightly carbonated, crisp, and semi-dry, even the mouthfeel resembles that of a summertime white wine. Very good stuff. A true bridge between two worlds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Growler, courtesy of GodOfThunder. Pours a hazy golden with some nice lacing around the glass. Nose is musty, tart, honey, funky brett with some light fruitiness. In flavor, tart and fruity, a little grainy malt, with some woody tannins and some booze towards the end as it warms. Low carbonation, drying, big round mouthfeel from all the tannins. Solid and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smith4498 (3066) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Growler shared by GodOfThunder. Pours hazy golden color with white head. Sour, funky aroma. Tart flavor and a little fruity with some wood and a touch of merlot in the background. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1055) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Growler courtesy GoT. Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a small off white head that receds quickly. The aroma shows hints of tart grapes, oak, funk, and citric acidity. This has a very musty, barnyard like smell to it. Very funky. The flavor follows and is very vinous with tart and acidic merlot grapes to go with oak that adds an earthy componet. The brett dries things up and adds that farmhouse like funk as well. Medium bodied and finely carbonated with a slight tart finish from the grapes. Really nice use of the wine barrels in this one. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11070) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (5909) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1600) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - 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.

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