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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


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange with medium white head. Aroma is yeasty hoppy and spicy. Taste is doughy maltys and finishes fruity and hoppy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DYCSoccer17 (3227) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2006
750 mL bottle purchased at Ledger’s Liquors in Berkeley, CA. Sweet, cherry-like, fruity, rubbery aroma. Smells like hair salon. Weird aroma. Moderately hazy ruddy honey-colored body with a small, listless off-white head. Fruity, sweet-ish malty start. Turns peppery and spiced in the middle. Dry, grapefruity hops later on to finish. Rather sweet, a bit sugary. Perhaps not something that a person who does not like sweet beers would like, I think it is pretty good and somewhat enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2006
750 mL bottle from FlacoAlto. Pours coppery orange with small white foamy head, mostly lasting and with average lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (meal, cereal, straw), average hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (sweat) with notes of honey, pear and butter. Light sweetness, heavy acidity, harsh bitterness, sweaty dough yeast flavor, toasted straw, butter, herbs and spicy floral hop notes. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, fizzy carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 6, 2006
(another bottle shared with irishboy)murky light orange with not much head.light aroma of citrus punch.flavor was honey and citrus with some floral notes.strange for sure.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoot (286) - Anaheim, California, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Pours a hazy gold, slightly rocky head, nice fine lacing. Fruity, yeasty aroma. Bready flavors, a little bit of apple, spicy finish. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
IrishBoy (3754) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Bottle from Ledgers, Berkeley; Nose is grainy with a little spice, flowers, and fruit; lightly hazed litle copper color with a medium, quick disappating white head; Flavor has light fruitiness with caramel light spices, and some nutiness; This has all the complexity of a really big quad, but all the factors are very light and not overwhelming! A very light but complex ale!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2006
750 ml bottle from BevMo. Pours a mostly clear toasty amber color with a fluffy white head. Floral and fruity aroma, bready yeasts and a gentle cardamom spiciness. Flavor of spiced bread, bittering herbs, flower petals and a hint of mustiness, leaving a slightly astringent and spicy aftertaste. Medium body, mildly assertive carbonation. This is a nice beer to pair with food, I’m looling forward to having it with my crab cakes, wild rice medely and broccoli in a few minutes!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2006
The aroma!! Incredible. Cloudy on the pour with a very large, whitish head. Smooth throughout with a slightly spicy/seasoned finish. The overall flavor is mildly flowery, fruity, and carmelly; emphasis in mildly. The blends of flavors are superb. Such a find is rare. Unfortunately, Lost Abbey bottles are not available in the Minneapolis metro area. Fortunately, a friend supplied me with this wonderful experience.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 30, 2006
Bottle from my Dad. Body is a foggy amber, with no head, it’s just gorgeous. Aroma is a sweet hoppy smell, with a bit of dried fruit. Taste has a nice hop forefront to it, the dried fruit, honey, light caramel, and almonds.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jazz88 (2528) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle. A smooth medium to dark golden color with an off-white head. A light spice and white fruit aroma. Smooth, grape, peach, honey and floral flavors. Finishes smooth with caramel and flowers.


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