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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HoppyBudgie (606) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
75cl bottle. Hazy golden with small head. Aroma is yeast, esters, bisquit. Taste is some more esters and banana, yeast funk and malty sweetness. An ok beer but rather prefer a Belgian style saison. To mutch hitting the sweet spot for me.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (2001) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff okt-13: syrlig og frisk med litt sødme og en god dose biterhet og urter i siste sving.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - OCT 7, 2013
Slightly sweet, orangy taste. Aroma as expected from a bier du garde. Easily drinkable, although a bit on the sweet side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3238) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 21, 2013
750ml bottle. Clear orangey golden colour with huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Fruity aroma has notes of raspberry, a sweet biscuit and caramel touch, somewhat herbal overtones. Taste is dry, minimally tart, hints of raspberry, straw, unspecific minimally sweet, grainy, bready, biscuity malt basis. Neither fish nor fowl.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prokroustis (668) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 14, 2013
Cloudy golden colour with a white head. Slightly sour aroma with orange, apricot, caramel, a medicinal note. Sticky, full body. Sweet and yeasty flavour with candy sugar, lots of fruits, wheat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Hazy orange pour with light white head. Aroma is fruity. Lots of citrus. Taste is sweet with a little bitter. Fairly carbonated. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (512) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottled on 9/1/12 consumed on 9/11/13. Let’s see how well it garded. Hazy orange pour big frothy head. Smells like apple cider vinegar/lemony, german hops, yeast. Tastes like a musty yeasty bland brown ale. Brettanomyces comes in here and blankets. Maybe too much secondary ferment. At least it’s balanced. So balanced it’s boring.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maltman53 (197) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Pours light amber color, balanced, malty, fruity, but not as earthy as a great biere de garde should be. Biere de Garde in French means "beer that has been kept guarded." This version needn’t be guarded, but is very sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (4945) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2013
75 cl bottle @ romanttinen ulkoilmamaistelu, bottled 14.09.2012
Aroma is musty and malty with some grassy hops, grain and apricot. Flavour is sweetish with apricot, some grainy malt, grassy hops and hints of spices. Dryish finish. Alcohol is clearly present and perhaps even disturbs a little. Bière de Garde is not my favourite style, but this is unusual and good. Gift of the Magi was American Bière de Garde, this is a German one.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2013
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 14.09.2012.
Pours clear golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of grass, faint hops, pale malts and some herbal and spicy notes. Flavour of malts, some caramel, hay, faint spice notes and some dried fruits. Quite thin and a bit dry at the end. Too malty for me.
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