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RATINGS: 768   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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1748) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle 750ml. [2012] Pours clear golden with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of malt, sugar, candi, some flowers, belgian yeast, slight caramel. Taste is of malt, faint bitterness, fruits, cream, belgian yeast. Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Good Bière de Garde. Nothing mind blowing, but well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2726) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Bottled in 2012. Shared by Sam, thanks! Clear golden with a small ring of white foam and little lacing. Aroma is of raisin bun, grape must, light spiciness, grassy notes and malt. Taste is also of grape must along light spiciness, breadied malt and grass. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Well executed. This beer is within the style, but manage to be just enough different than a typical Bière de Garde to stand out of the group (not necessarely being better though). A tad bland, but drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Golden, hazy appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of bready malts, earthy yeast, light spices, floral notes and herbs. Similar flavor, crisp, smooth and creamy with a medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Celest (126) - - MAY 28, 2014
Another good beer from lostabbey. Blond white foam. Grains, cereals, hops, yeast. Balanced.ok!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1273) - 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 (2402) - 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 (1973) - 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 (1238) - 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 (2254) - 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 (3190) - 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.


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