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RATINGS: 212   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6851) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
The 22oz bomber pours clear gold with an off white head of foam. The aroma is earthy gravel, orange, lemon and lime. Interesting and oddly inviting. The taste is smooth with earthy sweet apple to pear to orange like fruitiness with a gravel sort of earthiness off in the background. Enjoyable product with enough depth to keep it interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6714) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6669) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6435) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6306) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (6306) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a clear golden with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, sort of stale-like, with some barnyard and yeasty noes. Flavour brings out some earthy qualities, white wine notes, some toasted bread and some aged farmhouse yeast, with a bit of the orange peel further back. No hint of the 9% - drinks dangerously smooth, like a 5% beer. Body is light, though quite full-flavoured. Great stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Orangish straw, pale haze, moderate frothy white head, little lacing.   Non-descript floral nose, a little honeydew melon perhaps.   Soft, musty, and warming like yeasty breadiness.   Has a soft floral aspect that is lighter than the nose suggested.   Not as musty or barnish as others, but with more punch and muted spicy bits.   Hard to believe this is actually 9%!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Yeasty/doughy/bready finish, but not too heavy or musty.   Comes across as way lighter than the 9% implies.   A bit too easy to drink.   Enjoyed it more than those from France!



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