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RATINGS: 820   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 (573) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2015
Draught at Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, San Marcos, California. Clear golden beer with a small head. Malty grassy aroma, fruity, caramel, perfume notes, some grass. Malty bready flavor, grassy, hay, floral, herbal notes, some perfume. Quite ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (2142) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 3, 2015
75cl bottle from cervezalandia maybe. Color is orange and light hazy. Head is thin and white. Body is medium. Finish is long. Taste is light sour, light sweet. Aroma is super fruity, light wood, light cellar, light malt. Super good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaBeer1972 (1564) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle from Julio’s. Poured into a tulip. A clear light golden amber with a frothy off-white head that settles to a medium lace. Spicy-malt aromas and flavor. Well rounded and balanced. Peppery in the middle. Yeasty dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2015
750 ml. bottle split by 3 @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Presumably some years on the bottle but I cannot find any date so… Amber orange, small white head. Nose is oddly some Sprite (also got this in the presumably old bottle of Red Barn Ale which I had prior to this one, odd), sugary, light iron, candy, yeasty. Taste is light iron, sugar, caramel, candy, sugar, dough, some dull BE qualities, lemon & caramel. Substantial body with some light iron. Rather dull but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (2811) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2007.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée-ambrée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Grains de malt sucrés, léger houblon herbeux, léger de fruits (agrumes) et d’épices
Goût : Entrée de bouche : légèrement fruitée (agrumes) et notes épicées (poivrées). Un support de grains de céréales avec des notes amères de houblon floral et herbeux ainsi que des traces de caramel sucré.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne et sèche, très légèrement amère de houblon herbeux et d’épices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with grainy character, light nutty notes, light mineral character, Bière de garde classique. In mouth, a sweet biscuit malt with light fruity esters, light mineral notes, chalky, pleasant. On tap at San Marcos Taproom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Some spicy yeasts, hay... not much fruit. A bit underwhelming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (6119) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Draft at the Port Brewing Co / The Lost Abbey Brewery. Poured a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Aroma was a nice dusty lemon notes, grassy notes. Nice spice fruit notes. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haukur (1517) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 14, 2015
backlog, bottle. Orange looks, lively white head. Aroma is yesty, zesty. Mouthfeel is dry, esters are overpowering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Orange color with small white head. Aroma is a bit fruity, a little bit funky. Taste is jam, fruity, red apples, not tart, but dry finish. Not a bad Biere de garde.

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