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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15577) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor with weak hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (11842) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Golden-amber, spicy a bit sweet and a dash of bubblegum but the alcohol is fairly strong.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of orange peel, yeast, grass, florals, and earth. Flavor of yeast, orange peel, butter, and pepper with an absurdly oily mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11181) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11004) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10355) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Draft. Clear yellow color, fluffy white head. Aroma of subtle lemon. Taste is peppery and slightly sour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9944) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9097) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium-short retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is stale farmhouse cheese, sugary wet grains, pear and apricot fruity esters, and a faint aroma of old, dirty hops. Flavor is sweet steeped grains and straw malt, light hops and bitterness, gently rotting peaches and a lightly sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9045) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of yeast, bread dough, barnyard, light orange zest and light white pepper. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, yeast, light spiuce and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering straw finish.


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