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RATINGS: 799   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


Kasteelfreak's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear honey color with a small head that reduces to a ring around the edges. Pear, honey, floral, cotton candy aroma, with just a bit of alcahol heat. Bready, slighty spicey, honey, sweet flavor with a little bite in the finish. Medium body with slightly fizzy carbonation.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alliance100 (905) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2015
750ml bottle - pours a vibrant glowing orange . Soft citrus aroma . Definite breadiness , fruity esters and a soft finish . Pretty good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kroney (186) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pint from tap at CYO Pizza in Carlsbad, CA. Good yeasty nose with some herb notes and a little sweet citrus. Very balanced on the tongue, with a little spice at the back of the throat. Very well done.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
721Lance (72) - Oceanside Ca, California, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Clear orange. Got some spice going on and some real light lemon tartness. Nice, fruity effervescence. Very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Nice spicy aroma, great carbonation, slight fruity esters, nice pea and coriander spice flavors. Excellent and tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (7536) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/22/15] Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Clear golden. Fruity and spicy aroma. Sweetish flavor, fruity and spicy. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericwill99 (78) - Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2015
I'd saved this bottle about three years, and was concerned about how well it had held up. Shouldn't have been! Rich and fruity. Hazy gold. Improving greatly as it warms up from the too cold refrigerator. I love it and want more. ��

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (2381) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2015
75cl bottle shared at Biervana, danke. Full golden amber pour. Redolent of wild honey, baker’s malt enlivened by orchard fruit peel. Doughy but pleaant medium mouthfeel, tying the style-definining bready tastes into a fruitier abbey ale yeast profile, topping it off with a heavier hand of West Coast hops, substituting peach and orange peel for peppery Northern French grasses. Pleasant execution of a broad, potentially heavy-handed style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Valgreen (729) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle @ unibaren. With Maxi, mads, Palle, lillebror. Hazy orange, medium white head, some lacing. Fruity, orange, peach, little sour, malty. A bit tart. Medium carbonation. Dry mouth feel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
Hazy golden amber body with fluffy white head that settles quickly. Aromas of funky yeast, grass, and floral notes contain an underlying mustiness. Tastes of apricot, white grapes, and a bit of sourness. Dry finish with a touch of honey. Very smooth, very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ontape (437) - Valley Village, California, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Draft. Pours a hazy light orange with a nice white head. Malty nose, grains and honey. Taste follows suit. Almost like a fuller-bodied Kolsch to me. Hard to fault the mouthfeel/palate. This style tends to leave something to be desired for me, but this is a nice example.


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