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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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

Listigovers' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (742) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 26, 2012
I had heard many good things about this beer... but I was somewhat disappointed by this. There was absolutely nothing bad about it, and I could tell that all the ingredients were of the highest quality, but the taste was simply too mild to keep my interest. The aftertaste and very nicely sparkling palate grew after several sips, but the flavour never developed for me. It had a very nice flavour, but I could not even discern the strongest of the flavours of this beer until I had drank nearly half of a 750ml bottle... The flavour is complex and wild, I wanted to like it (based on how much I love Orval and Dupont,) but it was simply too mild to impress me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanhunter_4 (198) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Pint poured at waypoint public house in San Diego. Pours copper with white head and good lacing. Server described their beers as having "funky" Flavors and it was a good deScriptor. Little smell other than yeast. Taste was smooth with a peppery finish. Little carbonation. While it’s good, I don’t love it but I suspect it’s a style thing rather than a flavor thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HPDalen (134) - - MAR 23, 2016
Aroma of malts and hops. The malt is on the sweet and metallic side, the hops are floral, blond. Lovely golden, hazy. Sparkling. Excellent head, frothy. Bittersweet taste. Not much of anything. Seems thin on the palate, bitter finish which I quite like. Not a bad beer, nor is it a great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KoNrRiI (1036) - Århus, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2016
0.75 bottle. Clear, dark orange color and a large, off-white head of good retention leaving notable lacing. The aroma is malty, mostly caramel with a touch of hops and an unfortunate hint of metal. The taste is sweet, mostly fruity with grains, malts, and flowers all adding to the composition. A medium body, a somewhat creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long, gets slowly bitterer with time and strikes everything just a tiny bit off-balance. Overall this is certainly a good beer, hard to find much to complain, though it is not exactly praiseworthy either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
King_Alex_II (1052) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Yellow color with foam layer. Light alcoholic and yeasty nose with hints of fruits. Milky mouth feeling with a sweet and alcoholic taste. Strong and mild at the same time. Calm and light alcoholic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anstei (933) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2016
Bottle. Some apples, some grapes, but rather low in aroma. Some farmhouse. Very round and balanced, but not much of anything. I’m a bit torn about this, as it is easy to drink but rather mellow at the same time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luvystypotables (1460) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Aroma of bread and a hint of spice, pours a copper color with a short lasting white head. A slightly sweet taste with notes of bread and raisins with an oily feel and a decidedly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Japalo (1699) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2016
Bottle@home. Bear clear Golden. Moderate dense head. Fruity floral. Hint of diacetyl. Clean though. Some sharpness malts in taste. Peppery. Some sweet gentle finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8915) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2016
On tap @ Sheraton Quinn’s Alehouse. Very hazy deep gold, creamy white head. Sweet pale malts, cooked pears, light florals. The palate delivers the same, quite estery and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markducommun (820) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Clear golden, white head. Some slight cloves and spices, very resinous. Bitter, dry. Slightly oily , medium body. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Rating #1508 - 16.03.2015 - On tap @ Moray’s Lounge in the Catamaran Hotel. Pours a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head, not much lacing. Aroma is of citrus, bread dough, yeast. Clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. Taste is a crisp sweetness, tempered with herbal wheaty notes, and beautifully balanced. Mild funk, medium bodied. Lovely.

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