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RATINGS: 784   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dhunter151 (577) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Golden color. Tastes fruity and earthy. Very drinkable. One of my favorites. Like most of Lost Abbey's beers, this does not disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - NOV 2, 2007
First sip brings a toasted grain malt upfront with a nice hit of caramel. Fruity spiciness is evident and I pick up a grape skin and green apple flavor. Flows down with a bready, yeasty aspect and some earthy tones as well. Just a slight sour twang to it. Finishes with a touch of hops. A bit dry and grainy. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side while still having a nice creaminess to it. Ample carbonation, the beer goes down easily and is refreshing.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Em (102) - USA - JUN 24, 2010
Amber and orange in color. Smells very strong of oranges. A little bit creamy. A very good tasting beer.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Pretty close to a perfect beer for me hazy yellow pour nice frothy white head . Aroma of bread, lemon, grass. Flavor mirrors aroma exceptional taste amazing palate feel is perfect hard to top whats going on here

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2013 What a wonderful brew. This hits on every angle. A true European styled bier de mars. I can think of a thousand things to eat alongside this elegant craft. Cheese, grilled veggies, charcuterie... Hot dogs. Thank you Lost Abbey!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 20, 2007
750 ml. brown Belgian style bottle. Corked & caged. Muffled pop when cork removed. Not as carbonated as Red Barn Ale. Poured out a hazy orange color, with a sticky tan colored head. Aromas are of sweet apples, peaches, strong honey smells as well. Flavors are of fresh fruits, honey, slightly herbal, but well balanced throughout. Damn good beer overall.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrunoSanchez (140) - 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.

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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
This offering from Lost Abbey pours a foggy orange with tiny carbonation bubble leaving a strong brown eggshell head on top of this beauty. The aroma is yeasty, fruity, dough, hay and grass. The taste starts sharp tart and lovely with enough sweetness to balance that bitter tartness upfront. The alcohal is warming and in control in this one. Followed by a bitter herbal hoppy and grass notes, hay, lemon grass, orange, citrus rind tarness, refreshing high carbonation make this finish fantastic and one helluva beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djtimeless (222) - Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Pours out hazy gold.With nice head. Very fruity and sweet.Some yeast and malt. Nice farmhouse style belgium.


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