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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.


Westmeister's rating

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Westmeister (1831) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a slightly unclear orange with medium white head that subside pretty quickly. Smell is funky, orange citrus and some spice perhaps . The taste is initially sweet orange, and then leads to some funky fruity yeast that never overpowers, but there is a muddled finish that last. The alcohol actually pokes out as well. As the beer goes on I went from liking a good bit to it just being ok.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pras (491) - Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured pail yellow. Aroma of lemony citrus. Taste was crisp and fresh (after being aged for 2 years). Very enjoyable. Couldn’t tell its high alcohol content.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"I’d had a small sample on tap a few weeks back and enjoyed it. Enjoyed the bomber to myself even more. Love the use of orange peel in this zesty, unique brew. 9% doesn’t show, at all. Belgian spices, chamomile and fruit. Solid all around."

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gschrade (777) - Collinsville, USA - JUN 12, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Taste citrus, sweet, spice. I thought this was good. I would drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3470) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours a hazy gold color with a good sized off-white head and good lacing. Nose of citrus and some funk. Medium body Flavor is light fruit with some orange zest. Finish is orange citrus. Nice tasting. .

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2291) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 27, 2014
@ Whitey’s Wine and Liquor / Lawrenceburg IN --- Slightly hazy medium amber, white head that drops to a full contoured cover, bands and streaks of lace. Taste opens with malt that doesn’t grow til it moves to the back of the tongue, where it adds sweet citrus and yeast before adding a light hoppiness to bring things back into line. A solid brew that is so easy to drink, one must be aware of the alcohol, which never shows it’s face. Recommended.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maddmatt639 (281) - Pacifica, California, USA - APR 15, 2014
No retention and light lacing. Smells of orange peel, yeast and apricots. Tastes of apricots, peaches and dry citrus. Dry, fruity finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Golden-amber, spicy a bit sweet and a dash of bubblegum but the alcohol is fairly strong.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (2601) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
On Tap at Whole Foods hazy soft yellow with a modest bright white head. Soft faint lemon citrus aroma. Plain light golden my flavor. Some citrusy notes but very subtle and dry. Easy sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Frahmo (316) - Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Slight hop aroma. Golden pour with an off white head. heavy yeasty taste with a slight bitter finish. Great beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (154) - USA - JAN 26, 2014
Strong orange citrus aroma and pours golden blonde with a thin white head. A quality Belgian ale with a crisp citrusy finish. A very refreshing and citrusy take on a Belgian biere de garde. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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