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RATINGS: 768   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Medium amber hue color. Sweet yeasty aroma somewhat floral, so far a good start. Some slight pepper notes on the back of the palate. Breadlike, dry then creamy mouthfeel. Slightly acidic, some lemon notes. Very quaffable. For the price and a cork, needs to be scaled in the high 4’s.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1316) - 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 (350) - 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 (1761) - 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 (1797) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (896) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
An interesting, but slightly off tasting beer. Pours an average orange with a white head. Smells very herby. Taste is herby upfront, with a bit of sweetness, but then a very dry finish. Strange aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerFunGuy (629) - California, USA - JUN 27, 2014
This cloudy gold beer has a subtle funky sour aroma and flavor. It also has an ale bite and is very unique. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2782) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at Kitty’s, Helsinki. Bottled 9/6/12. Colour is deep light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, spices, sourness, some sweetness and malts. Pretty fresh for a 2 years old.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (6677) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Draught at the Bryggeri Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland. 750 ml bottle. The aroma is... Fruity notes, apple, cider.... mjaa... apples... The flavour is... cinnamon... apples and mild sourness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4289) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
bottle shared by samg, thanks dude. pours hazy golden orange greyish with a nice off-white head, good retention and lacing. fruity yeast esters - typical - slightly bland - bière de garde yeastiness, some dust, golden raisins, caramel touch and toasted specialty malts, oranges, bit of sugars - worty components, but also candi, grass, pepper. average carbonation - healthy, light body, relatively short and bittersweet herbal-peppery-grassy finish. o-k.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (1248) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle shared by SamGenest, thanks! Pours a nice golden and is topped by a small veil that leaves some nice lacing. Nose is of fruits and... skunk? Nope, not skunk but some pretty heavy gassy notes. Taste is fruity and dry, a little spicy. Carbonation was medium to high, body medium. Not bad at all, glad to have sampled it!


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