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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2017
Draft at Party Town from backlog notes. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have doughy bread, lemon citrus, honey, a funk, soft flavor and finish, ok.

3.8
arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2016
Pour on tap at Hopcat, hazy golden pour with white head, aroma brought notes of orange, lemon, hints of white fruit, nice acidic note into a bit of grass, lemon peel. Taste was a mix of white fruit, lemon, oak, some slight brett, hints of tart lactic notes, finishing slightly tart, slightly dry.

3.1
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Plastic taster on tap at Party Town. Tried the three from the series in the row, last one I tried. It was way different from the other two, much more pale and citrusy, I liked the more bold ones better. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Good row of lace. Medium body. Lighter, kind of crisp carbonation. Lemony, citrusy flavor, some crackers / biscuits, light spice. Moderate sweet taste, lightly zesty. Light spicy bite. Oddly citrusy for a biere de garde

3.7
solidfunk (8964) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2016
Very nice for a slightly sour beer but not much like Biere de Garde. Maroon pour with decent head and lacing. Light tangy finish. Nice stuff. Tap at Snally.

3.3
b3shine (8875) - Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Draft to pint at Eccentric Cafe. Looks decent; a cloudy golden with thin white lacing. Smells doughy. Tastes doughy, but with a little zip. Average on the palate. Not bad, but enderwhelming, especially for being a brewery-only release.

3.1
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Bells event during DC Beer Week 2013. Pours a clear gold with some cloudy, white head. Fruity nose, floral, honey, soap. Flavor is floral, honey, lemon, a little lime, malt. Chalky finish. Simple but decent.

3.3
radagast83 (8072) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Draft at Churchkey for a Bells tap takeover event. Poured a cloudy, light yellow color, with a small white head. Aroma was some pepper/spice note, grassy, some citrus. Flavor was nice citrus character, light spice. Lemon notes. Light, sweet. Not bad.

3.2
jackl (8071) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Keg @ Side Street. Hazy gold pour with a small head. Fruity esters. Plum and tart pear. A touch of balsamic-drizzled brioche. Soft honey. Flavor’s moderately acidic and tart. Plum fruit leather. Cake batter sweetness. Medium body, active carb.

3.8
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

3.4
egajdzis (6589) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2010
[Draft @ City Tap House] Poured a dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, citrus, grass, some floral hops, hay, honey, and light alcohol. Taste of citrus, earth, toast, grass, and light alcohol with a dry finish.


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