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RATINGS: 787   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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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (946) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottled on 9/1/12 consumed on 9/11/13. Let’s see how well it garded. Hazy orange pour big frothy head. Smells like apple cider vinegar/lemony, german hops, yeast. Tastes like a musty yeasty bland brown ale. Brettanomyces comes in here and blankets. Maybe too much secondary ferment. At least it’s balanced. So balanced it’s boring.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 10, 2015
I like my Biere de garde with more malt intensity. Enjoyable nonetheless. At karma cafe.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3707) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; cloudy amber with a frothy white head, lemon aroma, taste has lemon, sweet malts, lemon meringue, caramel, honey, quite refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaymobrown (1699) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Sour with a bitter nose that follows through into the flavor. The color is a kight golden hay.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Warped_Silver (99) - 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 (2076) - 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 (1791) - 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 (5403) - 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 (1517) - 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 (4349) - 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 (2868) - 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...


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