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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - NOV 25, 2013
Poured dark medium orange with a small off white head. Aroma of light spicy berries. Medium body, flavour of moderate citrus, light malt. Short fruity end.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (531) - Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2016
Draft at the source on 6/29/2016. Hazy gold, white head. Aroma of bready malt. Taste is bread, malt, mild fruitness, and spice. Decent for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palme (3943) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
A corked 0.75l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Looks really nice with a deep orange cloudy looking body under a medium sized really nicely lacing off-white head. The nose has some soft yeasty and sweet fruity things going on. Soft caramelized apples with candied sugar and something mild both dusty and spicy. Smells nice. It has a good thick and oily feeling in the mouth and it’s above average on the almost creamy bubbles. Like the taste. Sweet green fruity apples, some Belgian yeast, a little bit of white sugar and alcohol is also present. In a way it’s softly oxidized. Not much bitterness. Mmmhh.. Quite a nice one again from those Californian magicians. 19.02.2014

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hman43 (1055) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2016
It pours golden with a full head. It is hazy with a slightly off white head. It has a malty sweet aroma highlighted by toast and bread. There are some spices and light fruit as it warms. It has flavors of toast and bread. There are also moderate spices and low pepper. As it warms, it has a fruity ester character that develops. It has a dry finish with a moderate body. There is some alcohol warming. Overall, this is a beer balance toward the malt with a complex blend of flavors.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanhunter_4 (209) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Pint poured at waypoint public house in San Diego. Pours copper with white head and good lacing. Server described their beers as having "funky" Flavors and it was a good deScriptor. Little smell other than yeast. Taste was smooth with a peppery finish. Little carbonation. While it’s good, I don’t love it but I suspect it’s a style thing rather than a flavor thing.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HPDalen (244) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
Aroma of malts and hops. The malt is on the sweet and metallic side, the hops are floral, blond. Lovely golden, hazy. Sparkling. Excellent head, frothy. Bittersweet taste. Not much of anything. Seems thin on the palate, bitter finish which I quite like. Not a bad beer, nor is it a great beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1153) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2016
0.75 bottle. Clear, dark orange color and a large, off-white head of good retention leaving notable lacing. The aroma is malty, mostly caramel with a touch of hops and an unfortunate hint of metal. The taste is sweet, mostly fruity with grains, malts, and flowers all adding to the composition. A medium body, a somewhat creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long, gets slowly bitterer with time and strikes everything just a tiny bit off-balance. Overall this is certainly a good beer, hard to find much to complain, though it is not exactly praiseworthy either.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1146) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Yellow color with foam layer. Light alcoholic and yeasty nose with hints of fruits. Milky mouth feeling with a sweet and alcoholic taste. Strong and mild at the same time. Calm and light alcoholic aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (1014) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. Some apples, some grapes, but rather low in aroma. Some farmhouse. Very round and balanced, but not much of anything. I’m a bit torn about this, as it is easy to drink but rather mellow at the same time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1559) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Aroma of bread and a hint of spice, pours a copper color with a short lasting white head. A slightly sweet taste with notes of bread and raisins with an oily feel and a decidedly bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1776) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle@home. Bear clear Golden. Moderate dense head. Fruity floral. Hint of diacetyl. Clean though. Some sharpness malts in taste. Peppery. Some sweet gentle finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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