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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy dark straw with off-white head. Nose is floral spicy malt, peppery. Tastes is honey-pale malt, hopcitrus floral black peppery notes, and a complex finish. Well balanced and complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (9409) - 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."

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9285) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Tap. Clear deep yellow pour with a spotty white head. Fruity pear on the aroma and taste, a little citrus and dry tea, clean and lighter palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (9236) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of white fruit, hints of slight oak, grass, touch of earth in there as well, slight peach, hints of biscuit, bread. Taste is a mix of grass, biscuit, bread, hints of touch of oaky tones, slight white fruit, peach, slight white fruit, finishing slightly spicy, dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9019) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pour from a bottle at the brewery. Pours a bright, semi-cloudy gold that is deeper orange at the wider part of the glass and has a small white head. Notes of sweet and bready malts, melon, dried papaya, dry dough, and some farmhouse funk. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, dry, bready mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice BDG.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9018) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Bottle, shared with my in-laws. Hazy orange-tinted gold. Very doughy yeasty aroma, some brothy character like cooked noodles, lightly cheesy. Doughy, yeasty body of flavours, brightened by some orange and spice. Intriguing to me, but not a favourite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (8803) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Bottle from Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours clear blonde with a nice orange white head and a fruity aroma. There is a fruity light malt flavor that is a bit sour with a strange spiced finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (8764) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with medium frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is strong floral and honey. Thin mouth with sweet fruit, honey, yeast, light tartness, very good. Sudsmcduff is awesome!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8269) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Orange and yeast aroma with light spice. Yeast and malt flavor with light spice and light orange. Medium bodied. yeast and earth linger with malt, light spice, and light orange.


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