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RATINGS: 790   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4927) - 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 (1662) - 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 (2152) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (3266) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Celest (135) - - MAY 28, 2014
Another good beer from lostabbey. Blond white foam. Grains, cereals, hops, yeast. Balanced.ok!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1501) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (3413) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2165) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pentaz (1253) - 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.

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