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RATINGS: 67   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2699) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2016
On draft at Roll Out the Barrel 2016. The pour is a cloudy golden yellow with a thin white head and a couple spots of lace. The aroma is nicely tart and sour with a bright light fruit to it. There is a tart Brett funkiness, but itís well balanced. I like it. The flavor is a little more relaxed. Itís nice and fruity. There is a light tartness and a good balance here. There is a light barnyard funk and a decent farmhouse quality to it. The mouth feel is light and crisp with a brighter carbonation and a lingeringly sweet and tart finish. Itís interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2695) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
On tap at jl beers in grand forks. Pours a hazy gold with faint lemon and lactic aromas. Smooth and creamy flavors. A touch of hops and some citrus. Very quaffable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Tap at the Bells Tap Takeover at Samís Quik Shop. Pours a very hazy straw gold with a small but mighty white head. Nose of wheat, lemon, straw, hay, and cereal. Palate is dry, then sweet, then final dryness at the end. Very wheaty for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2467) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 17, 2016
Draught @ Barcade. Slightly hazy bright yellow with small foamy whitish head, acidic aroma, medium carbonation, balanced tart taste, smooth body, medium tart finish. Easy to drink, remarkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (2423) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2012
September 15, 2012 on tap at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis. Cloudy yellow pour with some head. Yeast and bread in aroma and taste. Decent carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nickls (2417) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Tap, CK. Vibrant hay yellow thatís very hazy. Cistrusy and hay in the aroma, slight gum, spearmint too. Nicely citric and a little hay thatís fresh and nice. Some light fruit. Lighter body with tight carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (2007) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Sample at the Secret Stash Bash. Light straw color, with a huge white head. The aroma is faint lemons, hay, biscuit dough, and some mellow yeasty funk. The flavor is sweet and a little musty in the finish. Light body, crisp feel, with a smooth, creamy, and mellow finish. I thought it was brave of Bellís to bring this to a fest with lots of big stouts and sour ales, but I was impressed, in spite of the competition. It is a very light, flavorful, and wonderfully unique beer. I wish I had a bottle to age, and see how it ages.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1620) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Part of the "Jazz" series. The Drummer French Blonde Biere de Garde. A: Pours a pale yellow with a bit of haze. Nice tall white head, lite retention with no lace. S: Aromas of light citrus, more lemon than orange. Hints of crackers and a bit of sourness. T: Clean and dry. Nice crisp citrus with hints of crackry malts. Light herbal grassy notes as well. M: On the lighter side, crisp, fairly dry in the finish. D: Good, solid offering. Liked the amber better, sorry I missed th brune.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Draft at Bell's 28th birthday party at Reno's East. Light yellow with a white head. Hay, pilsner and slight funk. Fruity and hay.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Lighter saison style. Nice mouthfeel. Slightly sweet. Nice lingering saison flavor. Not as dry as advertised, but good. Not spicy as I would've expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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