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RATINGS: 787   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (433) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Hazy orange looks. Delicate small head on top and lots of lacing. Aroma has green zesty apples, fruits and some spicy yeast. Slightly sour aroma. Taste is sour and zesty with green apples and spicy yeast. Medium body and crispy carbonation. Aroma offered a lot more, so in the end a bit disappointed. This could have been a very special beer. Still a solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1900) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, hops, grass, spices and toast. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, grass and toast. Excellent Bière de Garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2267) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos. Pours amber with a white head that soon reduces to a ring but leaves some lacing. Aroma: intriguing fruity aroma with a good malt base; hints of white wine. Flavor: more funky and less fruity than the aroma, but not challenging to drink. Lightly bitter finish. Feel: medium body; medium, lightly crisp carbonation. O: strong (ABV) for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1123) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
An interesting, but slightly off tasting beer. Pours an average orange with a white head. Smells very herby. Taste is herby upfront, with a bit of sweetness, but then a very dry finish. Strange aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (776) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This cloudy gold beer has a subtle funky sour aroma and flavor. It also has an ale bite and is very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3147) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Bottled 9/6/12. Colour is deep light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices, sourness, some sweetness and malts. Pretty fresh for a 2 years old.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (7505) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Draught at the Bryggeri Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. 750 ml bottle. The aroma is... Fruity notes, apple, cider.... mjaa... apples... The flavour is... cinnamon... apples and mild sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4761) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude. pours hazy golden orange greyish with a nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. fruity yeast esters - typical - slightly bland - bière de garde yeastiness, some dust, golden raisins, caramel touch and toasted specialty malts, oranges, bit of sugars - worty components, but also candi, grass, pepper. average carbonation - healthy, light body, relatively short and bittersweet herbal-peppery-grassy finish. o-k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1568) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared by SamGenest, thanks! Pours a nice golden and is topped by a small veil that leaves some nice lacing. Nose is of fruits and... skunk? Nope, not skunk but some pretty heavy gassy notes. Taste is fruity and dry, a little spicy. Carbonation was medium to high, body medium. Not bad at all, glad to have sampled it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2061) - 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.

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