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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.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6217) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with strong notes of candy sugar / cotton candy, other notes of pear syrup, gum, unripe peach, egg whites. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Uhhhhh...wut? Biere de Garde? Not even close. "Intentionally dry"? Huh??? Compared to what, a mouthful of stevia? The harsh reality is that this is a goopy, syrupy sweet sugar bomb. Cloying and unbalanced and totally without any BdG traits. Awful and undrinkable. Gack!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6208) - Burnsville, 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 (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6125) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at ebp. Pours a hazy medium gole with a loose white head. Big funky nose--nice barnyard effect. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Tangy oranges, basement, and minerals on the mid palate. Dry and pretty interesting. Could be a little livelier and more complex.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5834) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Clear golden color with white head. Nice salty, peppery, doughy, mild sulfer aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Same salty, peppery phenolic flavors as in the smell, with some bready pale malts and dry spice---good brew

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On draft @ Nobi with Professor Blunt .. . pours a deep gold . .. solid foam .. . lovely bitterness, mild yeast .. . a very nice beer .. . roooooooster!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Braudog (5742) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2013
Bottle. Golden-orange, effervescent, and nicely topped with white foam. The aroma wafts several feet, fruity and full of esther. This drinks with a soda-like mouthfeel, rich with farmhouse flavors -- musty wood, garden herbs, bit of spice. (#4972, 4/7/2013)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2012
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of grain and wheat, with a hint of orange thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of juicy orange notes, as well as a ton of coriander and wheat. This beer tastes like a Belgian witbier on steroids. I like most of what I taste but there is too much coriander in the beer for me to be a huge fan. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Smells like fruit loops lavender a little dust alcohol. Pours hazy golden creamy white head. Flavors of lavender flowers oranges fruit loops alcohol dust a little bread. Floral finish lingers w alcohol. Dries out. Nice bubbles. Good effort. Somewhat strong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 23, 2012
On tap. Pale golden with no head. Sweet floral orange blossom and cognac-like aroma. Tastes somewhat like grand marnier with a sweet grain finish. Not bad.


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