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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Famous in Michigan for farmhouse ales, our friends at Brewery Viviant introduced us to their biere de garde ale yeast strain. From there, we imagined a slightly tart, intentionally dry beer with hints of bergamot citrus that pairs perfectly with French cheeses.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8250) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Tap at PPG. Pours clear golden with medium white foam. Good lacing. Sweeter pez candies, sweet orange flavoring, sugar, pound cake. Taste buttery, minerally, soapy, small booze and sugar. Palate papery with harsh acid and acidity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ellolovey (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bomber. Pours a translucent golden color with a thin white head. Some lacing and loads of carbonation. Aroma of cereal malts, citrus, and a bit of funk. Tastes like fruit loops. Sweet cereal malts mixed with a light hint of citrus hops. Some caramel notes Spicy medium dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bomber. Mostly clear, golden color with a foamy white head. Aroma is a mixture of yeast, sourdough and citrus. Funky cheese-like flavor. Leaves a slight sour aftertaste that makes your mouth pucker. Average carbonation with a mostly dry texture. Different, but I preferred the traditional Biere de Garde previously offered in this series.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
This brew is a clear pale orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma contains citrus, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of mildly tart fruit, earthy yeast and biscuit malt. The finish is fruity with a fresh citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sammer (1026) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Pour from bottle. Taste is lemon, funk, dough and hay. No real bite or presence of alchohol. So-so.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Clear gold pour, white head. Aroma of citrus, a bit of earhy funk, lemon, yeasty, hints of hay. Flavor is lightly tart, yeasty, fruity, lemony, smooth and nice.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3733) - - DEC 16, 2012
bottle. light haze in a gold beer with a small white head. fruity, lemon and orange candy, hint of pepper in aroma. gummy worms flavor. a yellow, green, red worm to be exact. medium body. very fruity. fruit stripe gum. ridiculously good and unique. awesome fresh fruit flavors.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcnielsen (1991) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with white head. Orange peel, malty, spicy aromas. Orange peel, belgian yeast, malty, citrus flavors. Tasty citrusy belgian ale.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
A healthy dose of citrus n’ spice on the nose. Pours crystal clear, bright yellow pilsner hue. Slightly tart with a nice dry finish, the Vivant farmhouse yeast is well represented. I think the only problem I have with this Beir de Garde is starting gravity or mash temp may have been too high resulting in too think of a mouthfeel (almost syrupy like). Other then that no complaints. Lips of Faith treats us well.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7832) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear paler golden yellow hued body with a massive white head. Aromas are leathery, earthy with muted citrus, pomelo, tamarind, earthy, straw, almost a lightly chlorophenolic smoke. Alcohol. Flavors are sweet, medium citrusy, medium clean, light graham cracker, pretty clean. Possibly a bit minerally or metallic. A touch tart. Warm maltiness. Pretty clean yeast character. A bit zesty and a bit boozy. Medium (prickly) carbonation (probably not much north of 2.50). Medium body, warming, light salinity.


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