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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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From the French word "Garde" meaning something worth keeping, this Farmhouse Styled Ale is a most delicious companion to a loaf of freshly baked bread from the oven. Grab a seat on the porch, some soft cheese and a tree ripened apple from your grandmother's old orchard. Relax and watch the evening arrive as the afternoon sun is consumed by the illuminating moon over the gardens. We brewed Avant Garde for you, our friends and families. Here's to things worth guarding over. http://www.lostabbey.com


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1222) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Nice beer. Bottle from Whole Foods Pasadena. Pours clear golden lots of head and lots of lacing. Nose is apple, cereal. NOtes of apple, cheerios, light sweet and some yeast. Taste was light bitter, light sweet. Fully body with lively carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Tap in SF, pours hazy orange, white head, lacing, smell is caramel, fruity, citrus, taste is bitter, smooth, medium body, awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1890) - NORWAY - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle shared with daje at Cafe Sara
Deep copper, frothy white head. Smell of dark fruits, faint hops and caramel. Moderate sweet, quite fruity, dark fruits and malts, quite nice malt base; dry mouthfeel. Moderate bitter, some hops in the finish. Very nice BdG; quite true to style but nire fruity and hoppy than alot of the french interpretions. Good stuff

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1214) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a medium off-white head. Aroma is sweet with grain, apple, caramel, hay, honey, rye and spice. Taste is light+ sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderate. Finishes dry and spiced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2033) - NORWAY - APR 23, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, February 11th 2014. Clear orange body with a frothy white head. Aroma starts with apples, oranges, caramel, with spicy yeast showing as the beer warms. Sweet fruity taste with raspberries, oranges, slightly tart, wheat. Nice spicy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy good with an off white head. Light malty nose. Flavors of tropical fruit. Crisp tart finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (110) - California, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Very cloudy with a good head. Nice aroma and is decent going down. The taste was a big let down. Everything stared well, but by the time I looked for the taste, there was little to be found. May compliment good, but unforgettable on its own. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ohpooratlas (42) - USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle poured. Light golden and copper appearance with a small head. Subtle citrus aroma. The beer is smooth on the tongue but it lingers and not necessarily in a good way.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Pretty good farmhouse ale. I remember grass and yeast notes. Fairly light and drinkable. Didn’t stand out too much, a little forgettable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2141) - Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Straw and grass aromas. Grass and yeast highlights with wood and mild spice lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel. Solid..


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