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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing biere de garde with balanced malt aroma and fruity esters.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dunt (281) - Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Growler purchased at the brewpub after work. Poured into my Stone tulip glass. Bastille pours a hazy deep brownish orange in color with about a fingers worth of off-white head. Head dissipates rather quickly to a still surface. Nose is a mix of saison and belgian yeast. There is clove, banana, and some grass. Flavor follows the nose in terms of the belgian yeast characteristics but it is accompanied by some pepper and tartness. There is also some light malt/breadiness on the finish. Light mouthfeel, moderately dry, some sweetness, moderate carbonation, and a medium finish. Nice beer! I love the Biere de Garde style and wasn’t sure what to expect from this, but it was a pleasant surprise. It could be a complete failure, but I would love to see how this would be after aging in some wine barrels.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Old rating. Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of spice, banana, and caramel. Good flavor. Well done.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 26, 2012
8/11/12. GTMW. Amber pour with a nice khaki head. Spicy, estery yeast aroma with bits of spice, mint, and fruit on top of some caramel. Lightly spicy, yeasty, estery flavor with touches of mint and rubber tire on top of the caramel and malty aspects. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a pretty reddish amber with a frothy offwhite head that persists to the bottom of the glass. Good clarity. The nose is lightly spicy, faintly sweet. Faint floral honey and a minty phenol note. Pretty clean overall. On tasting, some light caramel notes, moderate sweetness, dry finish. More of that minty quality comes across, which is pretty nice. I keep going back to the beer and find it actually a really solid beer. Some dark fruit comes through, the alcohol is definitely held in check. This would be cool with with some fruit in a wine barrel. Nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Copper color. Some malty, bready character to it, but no real yeast or spice. Drinkable but I didn’t find a lot to it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Pours a hazy burnt orange with numerous notes of spice, grain, and fruits. The palate is also complex where you get nuanced flavors of cereal, sweet malt, citrus and slight hop notes. A simpler finish rounds this out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at revo, pours hazed amber with white head. Aroma mixes spicy and earthy yeast character with sweet fruits of banana, plums, and apricot. Flavors are sweet apple, banana, earthy and sweet caramel and pepper spice finish. Justs a bit too sweet overly ripe fruit here, this could be sweet with some Brett in a barrel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Draft on tap at the Kedzie Tap Room (Chicago, IL). Pours a richer deep copper pour, almost brownish with some decent haziness, reddish orange glow on the edges and bottom, with some deeper brownish hues in the middle. Small frothy whitish head dies a ring, laces small. Aromas are a touch tart, berry and lemons mix with some bready malts, dry yeasty elements, straw and bready dryness. A bit cereal, some more tartness, a touch biscuity and sweeter as it warms. An odd bag with a gentle floral hopping, some mellow fruit presence. Initial is tart up front and dry, touches of lemon, berry, a touch herbal as lemon elements, dry distinct yeast create a firm impression. Some mellow sticky sweetness, biscuits and bread, some dough, and mellow touches of apples. Further in and into the back, the distinct yeast and dryness cut in and start to take the reigns. Dry, earthy, and floral elements stick into the finish and backend. Touches of biscuits, carmelization, and a toastiness try to peek through at times in the middle, with lingering dry and tart jabs, yeast elements. Some apple, lemons, and gentle citrus with that earthy dryness, touches of estery fruit in the middle. Quite an interesting beer that grabs me at times and loses me a bit in the middle as the focus shifts or perhaps loses sight a bit. A solid offering that gives something much different than we’ve seen on tap from Revolution lately. Some effervescent carbonation really adds to an already enjoyable experience on the palate. Not my favorite, but certainly a solid beer in a style that seems harder for beer drinkers to grasp, but that I’m catching on to.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Newk (299) - - JUL 16, 2012
poured from tap into a tulip. Pours a nice medium orange/gold color with a good foamy head. Very good and balanced aromas of grains, herbs, citrus notes and some bits of spices and leather. Very good complexity but lacking a slight bit of depth. Very fresh and balanced medium/full body with a nice feel. The finish is a bit clipped and the mid is lacking a slight bit with notes of grains, herbs, spices and some citrus. A nice and refreshing biere de garde. This was done quite well and was enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Amber with a thin head. Creamy mouth and full. Taste is classic Biere de Garde but is amped up a little bit with more sweetness. Some caramel. There is a slight metallic taste. Overall not bad, but this style has never been a favorite of mine.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear reddish amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a lot a good amount of fruit and spice with a bit of a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has more of an earthy grain/bread start that’s joined by light fruit and spice in the finish.


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