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RATINGS: 771   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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ej (722) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
Pours a near-clear orange with a large, fluffy head. Aroma is rich fruity with light citrus notes and a lightly oxidised sweetish note. Taste is sweet but balanced. Fruity with berries and light caramel notes. Awesomness embottled! Lost Abbey proves again that they are indeed one of the best breweries out there.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jur (311) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
Bottle @ BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Fruity nose, little wet dog. Orange yellow pour, with thick white head, but it quickly fades. Fairly floral, ripe fruits (pear, peach). Malt bitter finish. Well balanced, but tad on the sweet side.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 22, 2014
750ml bottle. Clear golden color. Tiny size, white head, stays as a ring. Just pure malts in aroma. Weak aroma. Sour, citrus, candy, esters in taste. Something in this flavor is disturbing, but I cannot tell what exactly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1295) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Nice floral lemony great aroma. Very subtle. One of the best farm ales I’ve. Ever had. Perfect nice head. Nice carbonation fruity very amazing. Sat for one year prior to drinking. Awesome! But not to be had with food. Great porch rocker.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RihardsF (81) - LATVIA - JAN 22, 2014
Aroma of the summer meadow field (?boli??). Taste is fruity, malty, a bit on the sour side. There are better brews definitely.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9371) - 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 (7616) - 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 (778) - 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 (106) - 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."


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