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RATINGS: 766   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


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9182) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2014
Bottle pour (Līgo Ziema 2014, Riga)
Pale amber, tight head settles to a ring. Nettly bretty aroma. Bland in the mouth, watery. Adequate as a beer, seems to have been made with the usual beer ingredients, probably with a brett cube thrown in. Covers 7% well, but that’s the best thing I can say about it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 19, 2014
750ml Flasche. Trübes orangegelbes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Malz, Karamell, fruchtig, leicht herb. Geschmack malzig süß, fruchtig, leicht herb werdend und trocken zum Abgang.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrCoolBrew (1) - Kennewick, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2014 does not count
Had a meal with bread that was made with this beer and have to say: it was the best tasting homemade bread I’ve had. So naturally, I had to try a bottle. I was very pleasantly surprised with the smoothness and exceptional flavor of this brew. It has mild hints of a doughy bread, citrus, and is slightly sweet. I’ve only tried approximately 20 different flavors so far, but this one is very near the top.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (741) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
22 oz bottle pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of bread, yeast, biscuit. Light bodied, simple and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
nj_BierMaven (99) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Growler from tap at Central Liquors. Pours slightly cloudy golden, plenty of carbonation. Not-quite-citrus vegetal aroma, hints of bread and biscuit in the malt profile. Not a hoppy beer, not a malty beer, overall an enjoyable ale with a crisp finish, great with food as described. Perhaps a great way to get the Miller, Coors or Bud drinker to make the switch to "something more."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chiddingfold (1) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
Tasty Belgium-style beer on decent bar menu at Matchsticks restaurant Palm Springs.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour out of bottle, hazy yellow pour with white head, aroma brought notes of yeast, white fruit, hints of earthy yeast as well some funky tones, touch of grain, grass in there, hints of spice, caramel. Taste is a mix of biscuit, some bready dough, touch of yeast, earth, slight lemon, and fruity notes, finishing bitter, dry.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - DEC 6, 2013
[ASPETTO] aranciato chiaro, leggermente velata, abbondante schiuma color crema, cremosa , buona persistenza [OLFATTO] profumi erbali, fieno, con note di frutta gialla, cereali, [GUSTO] tenue dolce fruttale , note di cereali ed un tocco agrumato, che conduce ad una amaro che ricorda buccia di pompelmo, finale quasi speziato e alcolico. [TEXTURE] corpo medio, carbonazione dosata , [COMMENTO FINALE] ricorda una saison intensa, con sentori di fieno, paglia, un fruttato medio che smussa un finale piuttosto amaro e con alcolicità che fa capolino. Piacevole, dissetante, maggiormente contundente di quello che ci si aspetta. Se si abusa, si dimostra traditrice: la bevibilità nasconde bene una alcolicità di tutto rispetto.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steve_0 (2542) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Nikos, with friends. Pour is slightly hazy orange with a big white head and great lacing. Bready, cereal, caramelly, fruity, tangy, grassy, and doughy aroma. Taste is fruity, straw, cracker, light pepper, bready, doughy, and grassy with a dry finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Tasty - just not my favorite style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4806) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle shared at Beer Temple. Pours cloudy golden with a ring off white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, malt, caramel and fruit. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.


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