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RATINGS: 805   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bleeng (1565) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2008 Saison/biere de garde that just doesn’t live up to expectations. Spicy flavors and aroma but one dimensional. Tthe taste just doesn’t stay on the palate.and the body is a bit thin and watery. I’m thinking this should be world class-but no. Would I drink another one-yes. Would I search for it at the ends of the earth-no.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2007
Amber colour with an off white head. Malty aroma with sweetness from alcohol, fruit and vanilla. Malty, caramel sweet flavor with a light fruity note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 3, 2007
Pours a hazy light yellow orange color with a white head. Aroma is wheaty, banana, cloves, lightly fruity. Flavor is wheaty, bready, and cloves.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Dark amber to gold body, large bubbles and visible carbonation, small white head. Sweet nose of malts, corriander, toffee, fruit. Taste of corriander, orange, bread and yeast (subdued taste of a tripel), more hops in the finish than I expected (a plus), a hint of unexpected sourness in the finish (also a plus), and indeed a good complex long finish, maybe more interesting than the initial taste. Dry, almost thiin mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10602) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2007
Bottled. Beer no. 2 @ American Blind III. Orange coloured. Unclear. Fluffy light beige head. Soap, cold tee and light herbs in the aroma. Has some yeast notes. Flavour is light herbal and piney. Soap present. Qutie citric and again the yeast. Medium bodied. Quite dry. Is light bitter in the end and has some grapy undertones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22870) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 Bottle. Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity arom aof caramel with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and rye rbead with notes of hops and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Very classy packagng. Body is excessively cloudy due to some in-home crash cooling. Looks like raw, unfiltered aple cider. Thin, pure white head, well retained. Sheet lacing. Looks seductive. Aroma is haystack in the morning dew. Mildly fruity quality Belgian yeast. Notes of mild peppery spice, citrus, soured funky fruit rinds. Very wheaty and quite fresh aroma, like fresh-squeezed juice. Flavor is malty with equal portions of bready and toasty notes. Moderately tart. Acidic juice is still noticeable. Yeast is a touch more apparent, driving forward. Finishes soft and tart, quickly and moderately drying. Palate is excellent, light-medium bodied. This could accompany hot buttered whole whaet bread well. Nice, though nothing fascinating. A well done example of the style, enjoyable during a breezy dusk, as it was here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Pours a very cloudy burnt orange with a thin white head. really funky smell, big oranges and citrus fruit. Kind of like they’d been sitting in the sun for a while. Tastes a little more mellow than the smell. Still quite funky, grapefruit is the most dominant fruit I pulled out of the taste. Some orange peel mixed in blends the citrus flavors. Fairly smooth, but somewhat bitter in the finish. Pretty good biere de garde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Poured a cloudy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was of sourness and some sweet citrus notes. Also had some cheesy notes and a little funkiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4557) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Big thanks to Beerdrenched for sharing this nice beer. Pours hazy orange with a whitish head. The aroma has amber malts, hazelnut, some spice and butter (but not in a bad way) - quite smooth. Medium body that’s a little heavier than I expected. It is quite smooth and rich with some sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with nutty amber malt, spiciness, yeast funk and butter. the finish starts with spicy hops, then buttery nutty malt and lingering funky yeast mixed in with the malt. Excellent biere de garde.

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