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RATINGS: 774   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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (598) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Although its a workmans style this is a tremendous beer. The cadillac of the farmhouse if that makes any sense.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gEUS (1178) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2014
750 ml bottle at home. Pours cloudy orange, steady head. Aroma of honey and maltd, more of a triple character than a real farmhouse ale. Medium body, bitterness kicks in as from the mid, with high amount of alcohol. The combination of both is rather unpleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (5983) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2014
"pours a hazy yellow-orange in color. smells of fruit and yeast, tastes of malt and funky yeast, with a little light spice...not as predominant as with many dubbels and tripels. poured in the yeast sediment with the last 3-4 oz...changed the flavor-more yeasty and robust, but less complex. Overall, not a style that completely distinguishes itself. A good enough, but nowhere near great, beer...especially for the $$$. dug it more on tap."

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1358) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
Aroma: light grains. Appearance: hazy gold, medium, beige, creamy head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: remains very malty, slightly dry finis. Overall: nice Bier de Garden, subtle. Aroma and palate. Pint at Big Brew, Morristown.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrunoSanchez (109) - Fermo, ITALY - OCT 7, 2014
Ambrata con schiuma abbondante bianca. Al naso speziata e fruttata (melacotogna). In bocca corpo medio e bilanciata verso una leggera dolcezza-acidità. Il sapore riporta note di vaniglia, biscotti, frutta candita e pepe bianco. Finale pulito e mediamente persistente. Si tratta di una birra fatta molto bene.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1372) - Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Mild bready aroma, pours a clear golden color with a large, constantly growing white head. There’s a lot going on in the flavor of this beer, with a touch of light fruityness in the opening, going to bready and biscuit malts, and finishing with a quick clean earthy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Artistdave (58) - Austin, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Tap at brewery, good sour aroma, green apples and sour dough. Medium body fairly carbonated. Good example of a Biere D Garde

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1397) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Butelka 75cl. OCZY : piwo ma śliczniutki, delikatnie mętny kolor pomarańczowy. Piana jest spora o kolorze białym. NOS : piwo ma bardzo przyjemne i wyważone aromaty. Wyczuwam owocowe estry o nutach moreli i gruszki. Do tego siano, skórka pomarańcza, sok pomarańczowy, świeże zioła, surowe ciasto drożdżowe i tarta. USTA : piwo jest średnio gazowane o dosyć gęstej i tłustej konsystencji podobnej do mleka. Piwo jest średnio słodkie i wytrawne o nutach słodowych tarty i nasion wraz z nutami cierpkiej skórki pomarańczy i alkoholu. Słodkość również przypomina po prostu słodkość owocową, na przykład soku pomarańczowego. Po kilku łykach wyczuwam coraz bardziej owocowe nuty przypominające białe, słodkie i dojrzałe winogrona Muskat. Posmak piwa jest średnio trwały i przyjemny o nutach owoców i tarty : lekko estrowo kwaśny i słodki. ODCZUCIA : bardzo przyjemne estry i aksamitne w ustach ... to na pewno amerykański kraft interpretujący belgijski czy w tym przypadku francuski styl piwny. To jest piwo coś pomiędzy belgijskim blond i saison. Fajnie aromatyczny i łatwy w piciu. Mniam. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 7/10 styl : +1

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (371) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Hazy orange looks. Delicate small head on top and lots of lacing. Aroma has green zesty apples, fruits and some spicy yeast. Slightly sour aroma. Taste is sour and zesty with green apples and spicy yeast. Medium body and crispy carbonation. Aroma offered a lot more, so in the end a bit disappointed. This could have been a very special beer. Still a solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1813) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, hops, grass, spices and toast. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, grass and toast. Excellent Bière de Garde.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (1964) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery in San Marcos. Pours amber with a white head that soon reduces to a ring but leaves some lacing. Aroma: intriguing fruity aroma with a good malt base; hints of white wine. Flavor: more funky and less fruity than the aroma, but not challenging to drink. Lightly bitter finish. Feel: medium body; medium, lightly crisp carbonation. O: strong (ABV) for style.


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