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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Gold pour with white head and lace. Aroma is corn and some hay with light caramel malt. Sweet malt and black pepper sweet start with a papery finish. Perfumy flavor with a very light bitterness. Light warmth. Medium body with good carbonatioin. different

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
i enjoyed the dryness and could taste quite a bit of orangepeel in the finish. pretty zesty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draught. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a moderate white head. Nose is a little fruity. Light fruit notes come through in the taste with a little sweetness and tartness. Easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (1228) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bomber bottle poured a clear pale yellow hue. Medium aroma of crisp green apple and pear. Look and mouthfeel is similar to a dry white wine. Taste of green apple, pear and orange. I went back to store and got another bottle to serve with Thanksgiving dinner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3433) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, snow white head, with some lacing, over a clear gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is cereal, orange peel, light ginger......taste is cereal, orange peel, light tropical fruit tones including peach, mango, then light ginger, very light hints of toffee/caramel, finishing semi-dry.....mouth feel light of medium, alcohol burn present, carbonation low. This is a light take on a Biere de Garde which is appropriate given that it is a Blond example of the style. The malts are not very forward and are relatively simple in both aroma and flavor. Also, it is high in alcohol for a Biere de Garde. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazed orange with a small white head. Aroma is dry, some basement aromas and orange peel. Touches of herbal and tea notes. Flavor is dry, nice. Lots of crackery malt, some strong citrusy lemon notes. Lemon and orange comes out more as it warms up. Slightly tart finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Pours a lemon/golden yellow with lively carbonation with 2 finger head that quickly dissipates and leave no head. Moderately sweet with lemon/orange citrus with spices (coriander?). Yeasty doughy flavor with some mild herbal hops to draw the finish to a slightly bitter end. Medium body with moderate carbonation that quickly settles down after the pour. Very well balanced, given it is a 9% beer. I like it, although it is a touch sweet for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured cloudy, pale yellow/orange with a white head. This was very sweet, very worty, malty, herbal, and yeasty. Also notes of honey and citrus. Full bodied yet a little drying towards the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Bottle with Carla from Belmont Station. Pours gold with white foam. Smells strongly of orange zest, coriander with a hint of sweet basil. Tastes a little funky with hints of orange, coriander banana and pepper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (4917) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2012
650 ml. Lightly hazy orange-amber with a lasting disc of cream. Aromas of beeswax, resin, honey, light cheese and alcohol. Tastes of resin, honeycomb, vanilla-lemon cake, tannins, and white wine. Near-medium body finishes dry with a nice alcohol warmth, and has light-medium carbonation. Drinkable, but a little more funk would have been welcome. Probably needs some aging, as the style suggests.

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