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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3165) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottled from Wegmans sterling. Pouts golden with an inch if white foam. Kind of sweet and perfumed on the tongue. Rates like earl grey tea on the tongue. Very dry on the finish. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling - pours hazy gold with yeast floaters. Aroma remind me of earl grey tea with some citrus and wheat. Taste is sweet with some dryness in the mid palate. Nice!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (5875) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pour from a bottle at the brewery. Pours a bright, semi-cloudy gold that is deeper orange at the wider part of the glass and has a small white head. Notes of sweet and bready malts, melon, dried papaya, dry dough, and some farmhouse funk. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, dry, bready mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice BDG.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a fluffy head. Nose is faint. Tastes of musk and farmhouse.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9940) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
On tap @ Malibu Sundowner. Clear golden pour with a white head. Floral, earthy, and spicy notes on the nose. Some sweet malt, soap, yeast, and a hint of lemon peel. Flavors of soap, floral hops, and some spices. Sweet malt, light lemon, and grass. Maybe a bit of lemon.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Nice spice and citrus tones with bready notes. Slightly hazy golden. Semi-sweet with good spice flavor and a lot of yeast notes. Balanced with a dry spicy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bediddleby (9) - - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
From bottle. Delicious, dry farmhouse with a little spice and subtle tartness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Orangish straw, pale haze, moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Non-descript floral nose, a little honeydew melon perhaps.   Soft, musty, and warming like yeasty breadiness.   Has a soft floral aspect that is lighter than the nose suggested.   Not as musty or barnish as others, but with more punch and muted spicy bits.   Hard to believe this is actually 9%!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Yeasty/doughy/bready finish, but not too heavy or musty.   Comes across as way lighter than the 9% implies.   A bit too easy to drink.   Enjoyed it more than those from France!


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (762) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Aroma of plum, honey, wine, dough, and straw. It's a light yellow with many tiny particulates and a nice white creamy head. Taste is wheat and plum, a touch sour and yeasty. It's light bodied and a little gritty.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1621) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Rating from last night. Bomber pours hazy cantaloupe with a medium white head with decent retention. Aroma is citrusy, doughy, spices and herbs. Taste is candy sweet but not cloying, slightly savory, faintly tart, a little dry. A bit of a cheesy flavor. Has a nice flavor if it’s not very true to style. Tasty. I’ve been passing this one up for months now because I kind of lost interest in this style of beer. I’m glad I finally decided to pick one up.


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