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RATINGS: 213   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (1968) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft sample. Gold in colour with strong carbonation. Aroma is straight up Fruit Loops cereal, along with peppery spice and a bit of pale malt. More of that fruity cereal thing going on in the mouth, along with more herbal spices, citrus peel, and earthy hops. Super dry and fairly refreshing for a 9% beer. Better than expected.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (776) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2012
This thing smells like pure funk. I’m surprised that I had the funk in me to try this funky beer. Smells kind of moldy with floral and citrus. Odd. It tastes good. A bitter front with some odd flowery taste followed by a lemon. All in all it is not bad. But it is such a different taste for me.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
onceblind (4078) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Clear golden with a small foamy white head. Funky earthy aroma of frosted corn flakes and fresh baked biscuits. The flavor was also pretty cereal oriented with that Kellogs Corn Flakes kinda tone with some powdered sugar and earthy pale blonde maltiness, and a dry yet fruity apricot subtlety. Drinkable, but weird.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Draft. Clear apple juice body, medium white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, dish soap/vegetal, light lemon. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, pepper, some vegetal, alcohol warming. Medium-full body, light stickiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2003) - Richmond, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle from Specs. Pale, clear, dirty water looking amber with a small whitish head. Aroma of bread, barnyard, light citrus, and earth. Taste is very bready and yeasty with a hint of sweet fruit. Alcohol is subtle. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11089) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bomber from Whole Foods in Davis, CA. Pours hazy gold with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is yeasty and earthy with a touch of citrus. Med body. Foamy carb. Flavor is yeasty, a little earthy, has a touch of spice and/or zest. It finishes a bit sweeter than expected. Drinkable, fairly tasty, but not as earthy as hoped.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Golden orange, nice frothy white head. Fresh baked bread aroma, with notes of coriander and orange. Flavor is rich full bodied French bread, with some spicy notes, plus a light grassy finish. Pretty hearty, as well. Really tasty, I suspect I will be drinking more of this in the future...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Draft. Clear yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of subtle lemon. Taste is peppery and slightly sour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6130) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at ebp. Pours a hazy medium gole with a loose white head. Big funky nose--nice barnyard effect. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Tangy oranges, basement, and minerals on the mid palate. Dry and pretty interesting. Could be a little livelier and more complex.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Smells like fruit loops lavender a little dust alcohol. Pours hazy golden creamy white head. Flavors of lavender flowers oranges fruit loops alcohol dust a little bread. Floral finish lingers w alcohol. Dries out. Nice bubbles. Good effort. Somewhat strong.


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