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RATINGS: 214   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
IrishBoy (3888) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bomber from Supermarket Liquors - Fort Collins. Nose is lightly barnyard, caramel, spices, and yeast. Clear gold with a medium off white head. Flavor is spicy (hint of cloves), a light bitter note, and a hint of funk.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RmmHronek (170) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2013
I like it real good. There’s a hint of spice to it that one doesn’t quite grasp... I guess it’s from the bergamot. Medium bodied, this beer is refreshing but packs an alcoholic punch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1592) - Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on May 29th, 2013 split with Jay and Michelle.

Appearance: Pours a clear gold.
Aroma: Aroma of earthy yeast, spice.
Taste: Light bitterness, light spice, some yeast, faint citrus.
Palate:Medium light body, lingering aftertaste. Hides alcohol fairly well.

Summary: Really enjoyable beer. Hides alcohol really well, balanced, not overly aggressive in any direction.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3244) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2013
22 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a bright hazy orange with a thin white head of foam. The aroma is lightly herbal with a big orange peel character. The orange peel reminds me of dreamsicle. In the taste, the orange comes through like juicy rind. Pretty nice.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daafisch (36) - New York, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head. Head dissipates rather quickly. Slight orange scent on the nose. Not too much going on taste wise. There is a hint of orange but other than that its a basic saison flavor. Its an enjoyable beer, just nothing spectacular.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1423) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bomber from Downer Wine & Spirits. Pours a very clear yellowish-orange witha foamy white head. Aroma has sweet fruits, orange peel and farmhouse yeast. Quite floral. Taste is of sweet light fruits and tangy herbs. Very light and slightly sweet. And dry. Almost no detected alcohol presence. Would be curious to have others of the style.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
reggiedunlop (3219) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Pours a clear very pale yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has dusty old fruit. Flavor has light fruit and spice but tastes old and dusty. Mouthfeel is light and the finish needs to go away.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass, bottled on 10/3/2012. Pours lightly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of pear, apple, grape, orange peel, honey, bread, herbal, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with malt notes. Taste of pear, apple, grape, orange peel, herbal, honey, bread, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Slight earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of light fruits, orange peel, honey, bread, herbal, clove, pepper, light bubblegum, light funk, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors with good malt balance; and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium body; with a moderately slick and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Biere de Garde style. Good balance and complexity of fruity, spicy, and malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (299) - Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2013
Hoppy tart berry scent. Cloudy orange yellowish tint. Hoppy dry tastes with tart berry flavors and slight malty finish. Smooth tart and crisp on the palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2013
22oz bottle-shared by heemer77-thanks! tight white-pale yellow. A-tart, yeast, lt malt. T-tart lemon/orange zest, yeast, lt malt. Semi-drying.


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