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RATINGS: 816   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogfishho (669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée-ambrée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Grains de malt sucrés, léger houblon herbeux, léger de fruits (agrumes) et d’épices
Goût : Entrée de bouche : légèrement fruitée (agrumes) et notes épicées (poivrées). Un support de grains de céréales avec des notes amères de houblon floral et herbeux ainsi que des traces de caramel sucré.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne et sèche, très légèrement amère de houblon herbeux et d’épices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11382) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grainy character, light nutty notes, light mineral character, Bière de garde classique. In mouth, a sweet biscuit malt with light fruity esters, light mineral notes, chalky, pleasant. On tap at San Marcos Taproom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (507) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Some spicy yeasts, hay... not much fruit. A bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Draft at the Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey Brewery. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was a nice dusty lemon notes, grassy notes. Nice spice fruit notes. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1474) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
backlog, bottle. Orange looks, lively white head. Aroma is yesty, zesty. Mouthfeel is dry, esters are overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1253) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Orange color with small white head. Aroma is a bit fruity, a little bit funky. Taste is jam, fruity, red apples, not tart, but dry finish. Not a bad Biere de garde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (4341) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Orange and tangy taste. White head. Draft pour at Lost Abby /port brewing. Fruits and Carmel. Not bad

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bnokk (288) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
APPEARANCE - darkish golden brown, totally turbid & non-see through with foamy white head. NOSE - Not a lot. FLAVOR - a little weird. Sort of sweet, and not hoppy at all (compared to what i was just drinking, or about anything). NOTES - I’m not really enjoying this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (338) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Sweet apricot aroma. Pours murky orange with a decent sized white head. Flavor is all sweetness with hardly any hop bitterness detected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3434) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy golden coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has a zesty, slightly tart lemon flavour, grassy and herbal notes followed by a creamy spicy fruity, dry biscuity finish.

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