The Livery Barrel Aged Maillot Jaune
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RATINGS: 46   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at The Livery, pours an orangish color with a nice white head, has some sour fruit notes to it but was nothing to go crazy over. Not a bad brew but nothing too special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
The beer pours a hazy amber color with minimal carbonation and white foam. A lightly tart fruit aroma, perhaps a bit of peach and lemon. Some wet oak and a bit of must and straw. The flavor isn’t terribly impressive, unfortunately. A bit watery with some mustiness, straw, and oak. A moderate acidity and some lemon zest and light fruits. Light to medium in body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2009
On tap at the hopcat. Clear straw with small white head. Aroma is yeast and alc, spice, not much of a barrel characteristic or biere de garde. Flavor is light and refreshing, spice, yeast, slight chalky, not bad but once again not much barrel charecteristic. Light, semi-watery, light carbonation. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonkeyBra (3578) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2009
On tap at the HopCat. Orangey yellow with n off white head. Aroma of oak, wine. Kind of salty and earthy. Flavor is oaky and yeast, a light cracker malt and sweetness. This was alright, not really sour. This beer was like a party you weren’t that excited to go to, and you went and it was alright, but afterward people keep telling you how they heard the party was so awesome and you just were kind of confused why.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
tectactoe (2631) - Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2014 Bottle: 2014. Cloudy, translucent bright yellow with a slightly foamy off-white head, thin & quick to recede. Aroma of musk, hay, mild rotten pineapple Brett notes, dusty cobwebs, cotton must, withered wood, & hints of semi-tart green apple. Taste is kind of thin, almost a little watery. Slick & nice mouth feel, though. Brettanomyces present in the form of a light, acidic fruit skin tartness & a strong dampening of musty old barnyard floor. But not in a funky Belgian kind of way... Almost overly musk filled & dry without much balance. Strong notes of dried out wood, cotton, & bready yeast in the finish. Faint hint of apple, maybe some lemon. Kind of light all-around, & a little too Brett forward at times. Not bad, but fairly forgettable.

   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.

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