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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The first in a three-part series of interpretations on the French Biere de Garde style, Le Batteur leads with a distinctive yeast aromatic character mixed with light bready notes. Noticeably dry, the finish is crisp with a mild, refreshing acidity. The French term for a drummer, Le Batteur takes its name from a component of a classic jazz trio.

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3.6
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Honey and honey nose with light herbal hops and a touch of lemon. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with light lemon, some honey and bready malts, lots of dusty yeast. Rather pleasant.

3.4
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Another one of Bells’ more average fair, with a good malty backing and some spicy grains. Pour was deep amber-mahoganny in color, with minimal head, and medium translucent body. The aroma was hazy, with some rich malts, caramel, bready cookie, and herbal spice. The flavor played off the aroma well, with some sweet dark fruits, caramel, cookie, and herbal hops. Overall, not terribly impressive, but still decently interesting.

3.5
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Number one (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Blonde

Serving glass: Poured from tap into small chalice.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with thin white head.

Aroma: Strong yeast with nice bread and peppery notes.

Taste: Very bready and yeasty, somewhat sweet. Pepper and citrus come through toward the end.

Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium sugary body, but slightly drying at the end.

Overall: The most thirst quenching of the three Jazz beers, but the least interesting.

3.1
neuromatt (1226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at the the Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear yellow-golden with no head. The nose has notes of apple and fruit, along with spice, yeast and a hint of earth. The flavour is somewhat lagerish with straw, pale malt, popcorn and delicate herbal hops. The finish is cleanish with some citrus and a hint of spice coming through. On the palate, it is light in body with a watery, slightly dry, texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is a rather simple Bière de Garde with some pilsner qualities. Not a lot going on in this one. 2011-08-14

3.8
Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2011
On tap at Maduro. Poured clear, bright golden with a tall, creamy white head. The aroma picked up crisp lemon and grass over a complementary bready base.. really enjoyed it. The flavor found meaty lemon and bread at the core, with more tart lemon, wheat, and dry white spices around.. perfect balance, with lovely, lingering lemon on the dry finish. Lighter-bodied and crisp on the palate.. dry and refreshing.. very good stuff.

3.2
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a mostly clear golden-yellow colored body with a finger-width, frothy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is a bit bready and slightly fruity with a touch of floral citrus and some grains. Flavor is better. Pale malts and a touch of bread with a nice grassy, floral citrus throughout. Finishes dry and clean with a nice floral, light bitterness and touch of honey sweetness that leaves a medium length aftertaste. Light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent beer. Nice, even flavor with a solid balance. Not bad.

3.9
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2011
Served on draft at Maduro in Madison, WI at the GTMW pre-party. Pours a clear pale golden with a thin creamy white head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of pale bready notes, caramel, spice and herbal hops. The taste is bread, caramel, spices and herbal hops. Medium bodied. Refreshing.

3.3
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
On tap;pour is clear golden with a modest white head that retains on the average side. The nose is slightly fruity, with a hint of baked bread, and a light spice note is present. This brew is slightly bitter, with a dab of honey for sweetness, finishing light and crisp.

3.1
coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
On tap at Bells. Pours somewhat thin and a very pale yellow. Aroma is weak of bananas , some old clothes funk and some stuff. Tastes a little better than the smell. Very crisp and clear palate. Pretty good I guess. Best one in the series I suppose.

3.4
JK (6332) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2010
ABR 2010. Cloudy yellow. Well hopped for the style. French yeast in the aroma and flavor, which gives a light spice quality as well. Dry malt in the finish.


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