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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


Steib's rating

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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (85) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 10, 2014
Pours pink/yellow with thick white head. Smell is stone fruit - mainly peach and cherry with mild bread. Taste is similar. Mildly sweet but not annoyingly so. Hides 7% well. Refreshing. Mouthfeel medium. Overall very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
On tap at their place in Escondido. Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma is yeasty flavor follows. Really nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1719) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
October 11, 2014. Bottle at home. Hazy golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet pale malt, orange, pear and spices. Medium swet fruity and malty, orange, light bitter dry spicy notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, average carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy golden color, short head. Flowery aroma. Bit sweet in taste. Meh.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ansjelaah (1505) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @zzt10 shared by dutchdrebus. Golden color with a white head. Smells and tastes malty, boring, watery, thin

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by me. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Smells malts, glue. Tastes pilsener, watery, malts. Thin to medium body, soft to medium carbo.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHangover (2762) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesey of DutchDrebus. Pours a clear blonde beer with a big white head on top. Aroma is very yeasty, loads of vineous characters, and very grainy. Flavor has some bready, yeasty notes to it, medium sweet and not very special. Tastes like a cheap lager. Meh...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8972) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear rusty orange golden color, full sized rough white head that lasts for quite a while. Smell and taste malts, sweetish, a hint of herbs, sweetish malts, a hint of raisins. Average to medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a somewhat thick light tan head on there. Nose is slightly soured with white fruit elements to it. Taste is slightly sour up front with a sweet fruity finish. Quite drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fkoolen (360) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2014
75cl bottle at home. Yellow-orange colour, white stable head. Fruity nose and taste (ripe sweet apples, banana, peach), spicy yeasts, grainy and sweet malty backbone with honey and bread tones. Aftertaste’s lingering, sweet and bitter. High carbonation, prickly mouthfeel, good body.


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