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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1682) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Hazy orange pour, small off-white head, poor retention/lace. Aroma is barnyard, earth, citrus, orange peel, caramel. Taste is sweet, barnyard, orange peel, caramel. Palate is a bit dry, soft, oily, a bit slick, sweet finish. At a lower gravity this would be really nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pours somewhat hazy orange with a finger of white head. Sweet and tart fruitiness with a bit of funk and spice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (2858) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle. Citrus and light musty yeast, and light alcohol aroma. Hazy honey gold with a small white head. Sweet fruity malt, white grape, light tart and spice flavor. Medium body and carbonation, dry finish. Overall a little sweet for my personal taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbastard (673) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pale clear orange with a slight pinkish hue, holding on to a thin white head. Up front funky nose followed by grains and confectionary surgars. Taste starts with some barnyard flavors up front that turns to sweet oranges, and then it gets too sweet. Alcohol is well hidden, but has some burn in the finish. Very tasty, but unbalanced. Needs to be dryer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
pours a clear orange with a small white head, and great lacing. smell is musty, grass, yeast, and a slight whiff of orange peel. taste is a little tart, wheat, some orange, yeast, a bit of malt, and some spice. ends just a little tart and somewhat oily.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2288) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Clear golden pour, thin white head and light sticky lacing .... aroma of funky hops, light fruity yeast, bergamot is evident ..... taste is a little funky and or bergamot zest (orange peel) with a fruity yeast as well ... tart with a citrusy bite ... finishes dry and tart ... interesting flavors and the abv is hidden very well .... mouthfeel is lively .... nice change of pace brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2012
(bottle) light orange-gold with white head and some lace. Aroma is a bit earthy, citrus, spice. Flavor is citrus, spice, earthyness; on the dry side with a bit of a tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (4622) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On tap: The aroma consists of citrus, lemon, orange peel, and light floral notes. It’s a transparent gold with a small white head that leaves a thin sheet of lacing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with citrus, honey, and a hint of bubblegum. The finish has orange peel and light floral notes. It’s light-medium bodied with somewhat carbonation and mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1699) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly unclear orange with medium white head that subside pretty quickly. Smell is funky, orange citrus and some spice perhaps . The taste is initially sweet orange, and then leads to some funky fruity yeast that never overpowers, but there is a muddled finish that last. The alcohol actually pokes out as well. As the beer goes on I went from liking a good bit to it just being ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1058) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma’s a little rubbery at first, to be honest, moving into more bubble gum and a little biscuit and candy citrus, perfume. Flavor is heavy on orange peel, herbal flavor, touch of green apple and bits of bubble gum, hinting at a few shades "darker" flavors like caramel and grape. Pretty enjoyable.


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