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RATINGS: 810   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Listigovers (480) - 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3984) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Orange and tangy taste. White head. Draft pour at Lost Abby /port brewing. Fruits and Carmel. Not bad

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bnokk (188) - Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2015
APPEARANCE - darkish golden brown, totally turbid & non-see through with foamy white head. NOSE - Not a lot. FLAVOR - a little weird. Sort of sweet, and not hoppy at all (compared to what i was just drinking, or about anything). NOTES - I’m not really enjoying this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoesefat (332) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Sweet apricot aroma. Pours murky orange with a decent sized white head. Flavor is all sweetness with hardly any hop bitterness detected.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A hazy golden coloured beer that pours with a large foamy head. It has a zesty, slightly tart lemon flavour, grassy and herbal notes followed by a creamy spicy fruity, dry biscuity finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiwetu (74) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 30, 2015
Przyjemne piwo, ale awangardy bym się tam nie doszukiwał. Warte spróbowania, ale niekoniecznie w tej cenie. Smakuje trochę jak spropsowany i doprawiony ziołowo lager wyższej klasy. Fajne piwo, ale bez przesady.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (2022) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Love it. Pours a hazy copper colour with a thick, dense light beige head. There is a steady stream of carbonation in the body and no lacing. The aroma is lightly spiced, bready, caramel, a bit spicy and floral with a nice ripe fruit note. Rich without being heavy or cloying. A nice bready profile, a bit musty and earthy with light esters, a pinch of coriander spice, orange peel and crisp apples. Toasted malts are balanced well with light spice and floral hop accents. A beautiful brew overall.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Caramel and some Belgian yeast. Some candy sugar with some balanced Belgian character. Finished with nice mellow fruits. Well balanced brew within all these flavors.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABT_S54 (265) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
75cl bottle shared in a chalice. Light orangey colour with a voluminous white head which lasts well. Aroma is spiciness, Belgian yeast and stone fruits. Taste is perfectly balanced and very moreish. In addition to the usual spiciness a definite hint of orange is present which makes this bittersweet and spiciness with a slight earthiness. Very impressive effort and very flavoursome example of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2015
Well done for style. Pours hazy orange with great head and lacing. Light tangy finish. Soft carbonation. Citrus and fermented fruit. Good stuff. Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
Bottled 750ml. -at Svijet Piva Zagreb. Cloudy orange/golden coloured, medium sized off-white head, whiff of malt in the nose. Sweet malty, light fruity hoppy, notes of caramel and yeast...and that’s it. Mild, mild spicy presence. Expected better for sure.


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