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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (754) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle @ unibaren. With Maxi, mads, Palle, lillebror. Hazy orange, medium white head, some lacing. Fruity, orange, peach, little sour, malty. A bit tart. Medium carbonation. Dry mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (188) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Hazy golden amber body with fluffy white head that settles quickly. Aromas of funky yeast, grass, and floral notes contain an underlying mustiness. Tastes of apricot, white grapes, and a bit of sourness. Dry finish with a touch of honey. Very smooth, very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Draft. Pours a hazy light orange with a nice white head. Malty nose, grains and honey. Taste follows suit. Almost like a fuller-bodied Kolsch to me. Hard to fault the mouthfeel/palate. This style tends to leave something to be desired for me, but this is a nice example.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (3254) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2015
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours hazy gold with a creamy, bubbly white head. Tastes like dry toasted malt, citrus, light herb, light spice, dried fruit. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like light herb, light spice, light citrus, and fermenting fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tap from JC’s. Nose very malty, touch of booze, floral, lightly toasty, very slight apple and a touch off-yeast character. Very slightly spicy, overall fresh and natural. Pours rich, deep golden that leans toward orange, white soapy head. Taste is semi-dry with medium bitterness, malty overall with minimal hops, soft and smooth (luscious, even) medium body with a steady foundation of citrus and a thin layer of high alcohol. Bready finish after floral character throughout. Great (bigger) table beer, though the fermentation seems to have been on the raw side.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
I like my Biere de garde with more malt intensity. Enjoyable nonetheless. At karma cafe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4499) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber with a frothy white head, lemon aroma, taste has lemon, sweet malts, lemon meringue, caramel, honey, quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Sour with a bitter nose that follows through into the flavor. The color is a kight golden hay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (124) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours pink/yellow with thick white head. Smell is stone fruit - mainly peach and cherry with mild bread. Taste is similar. Mildly sweet but not annoyingly so. Hides 7% well. Refreshing. Mouthfeel medium. Overall very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at their place in Escondido. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty flavor follows. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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