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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (11965) - Escondido, California, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11951) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Bomber from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sized frothy off-white head. Good head retention and decent lacing. Aroma of tart fruits, clay, earthy notes, herbal hops. The taste is bread, herbal notes, stone fruits, berries, vanilla, earthy notes. Medium bodied, slight warmth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11164) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2012
This brew is a clear pale orange color with a medium white head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. The aroma contains citrus, yeast and malt. Medium body with flavors of mildly tart fruit, earthy yeast and biscuit malt. The finish is fruity with a fresh citrus aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (10882) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
Bottle from Champane’s Cellars. Light coloured body with lasting off-white head. Mild orange peel and yeast aroma. The taste is a blend of the spices I normally get in a biere de garde, with the taste of orange peel out and above everything else. Decently drinkable. Booze definately in the taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10836) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Clear gold pour, white head. Aroma of citrus, a bit of earhy funk, lemon, yeasty, hints of hay. Flavor is lightly tart, yeasty, fruity, lemony, smooth and nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Foco. Pours a clear golden appearance with a fluffy, off-white head. Super floral, almost cleanser-like, light lemon, dry straw, a bit musty aroma. Tangy, lavender, quite floral/potpourri, tart lemon, dry, a touch cheese-like flavor. Kind of an interesting beer, but not my favorite.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
shrubber85 (10357) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle. Lemon, barley malt and bandaid aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Light barley malt flavor. Light band-aid finish. Chloro-phenol issues - not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Tap at PPG. Pours clear golden with medium white foam. Good lacing. Sweeter pez candies, sweet orange flavoring, sugar, pound cake. Taste buttery, minerally, soapy, small booze and sugar. Palate papery with harsh acid and acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (9912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at Fountainhead. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of crisp peach and grass with a prominent grain backbone. Flavor has more of a grain and cereal note throughout with a bit of a tart peach bite in the finish.


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