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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - 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 (844) - 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 (1676) - 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.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Pours clear straw gold with a small creamy white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing. Aroma is musty stinky, almost rotting, oranges with a little bready malt. Flavor is sweet oranges and musty yeast with a kind of dry and lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation. Overall, kind of odd - sweet musty oranges with a dry bitter, kind of off finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with DanielCoor. Got this from a trade with adnielsen, I’m pretty sure -- thanks Aaron! Sticker on the bottle reads 10/26/12. Very lemony, citrusy aroma in the nose. Light herbs. Clear yellow orange color. Few particles suspended in the body. Thin white head. Pretty nice spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Love the lemony, citrusy, orange peel flavors. Light spice. Very zesty flavor, moderate sweet. Good fruit beer (that’s how I see this). I liked it a lot. Definitely out there for a biere de grade, way stronger and fruitier than typical, but I enjoyed it

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeah, some light fruits and citrus, a nice caramel maltiness, and some floral hops. Flavor the same with a good blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, orange and herbs. Sweet malt flavor, followed by orange and herbs before a sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matt7215 (2151) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2013
bomber shared by jsprime. amber with an off white head. very balanced, malt leading the way. nice fermentation character. drinks lighter then the weight. decent BDG.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielCoor (63) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Shared by DrSilverworm, thanks dude. Pours a deep yellow to light orange color. Smells good but not quite sure how to describe. Tastes like lemon more so than the orange peel advertised on the label. Tasty beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6149) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2013
Tap at Crystal Beer Parlor, Savannah. It pours hazy orange-amber with a small white head. The nose is fresh orange, sherbet, candy, tinned peach, appetizer and lemon poppy seed muffin. The taste is zesty orange, lemon, earth, orange sponge cake, light spice, dough, some alcohol warmth and appletizer with a dry, bitter-sweet finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and slighty sticky mouth-feel. A touch on the sweet side, but prett tasty nonetheless. Decent stuff.


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