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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Slight hop aroma. Golden pour with an off white head. heavy yeasty taste with a slight bitter finish. Great beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (157) - USA - JAN 26, 2014
Strong orange citrus aroma and pours golden blonde with a thin white head. A quality Belgian ale with a crisp citrusy finish. A very refreshing and citrusy take on a Belgian biere de garde. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (5218) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle; Pours hazy, yellow-amber with a small, off-white head. Yeast, melon-rind aroma. Syrupy, spicy, orange taste. White pepper, tart peach and apricot.... A slight funkiness. Fruity and very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is floral spicy malt, peppery. Tastes is honey-pale malt, hopcitrus floral black peppery notes, and a complex finish. Well balanced and complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (5231) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Big yellow yeasty body and taste. Not very dry. Some orange peel in finish. Sticks to your gums. Slightly tart. Not a big hit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft. Pours a hazy straw color with bubbly white head. Aroma of pepper, some funk, and spice. Taste is a bit sweet, finishing dry. Nice, approachable beer. (from notes)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8842) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, hints of slight oak, grass, touch of earth in there as well, slight peach, hints of biscuit, bread. Taste is a mix of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of touch of oaky tones, slight white fruit, peach, slight white fruit, finishing slightly spicy, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Alright, shenanigans. This was supposed to be done with sour cherries as I recall - where’d these orange peels come from.... Pours a nice golden yellow with a solid sheet of whites - these falls away quickly leaving a central dome. Smells include an up front slap of orange peel, some seeds of paradise character, some dried apricots, belgian yeast and a bit of grain. Taste is rich, sweet and slightly citric. The juice comes thru, but seems just juicy and sweet, not tart or sharp as I like my citric juices. The grain is also more malty than I would have predicted, some bits of apricot here as well. Medium on chubby body with lighter carb. This beer is okay, glad it’s a one and done though. Serving type: bottle 11-17-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bomber in a trade with wchesser. This pours a fairly deep golden hue and is mostly clear. Lots of visible carbonation. A light but nice aroma of soft fruit and malts. A thick white layer of foam stays. First sip is tropical and passion fruit and it is fairly pronounced. Pale malts that are right for a biere de garde. The yeast is also right and brings just a bit of farmhouse funk. A little orange is tasted. A pleasant beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Drank from a bomber. Pours a bright, slightly-cloudy gold. A small white head. Very aromatic. Papaya, honeydew, bread dough and phenol. A touch of lemon grass. A hint of funkiness. The taste is sweet with a little pancake batter and orange soda. Some paper napkin dries out the finish. Medium-bodied, with a mildly biting mouthfeel. Love it. I want to make a beer like this someday!

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