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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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3.2
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.

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Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft at Jet’s Pizza, Chelsea. 4 Realz. Clearish straw body, thin off-white ring of carbonation. Light fruity body, cerealy, sweet, and grassy. Apple peel and spelt. A light, quaffable farmhouse ale, plain but not uninteresting.

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
cards04 (2931) - 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.

3.4
androman (2869) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2017
UT090917 backlog. On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza 2017, London. ABV 7.4%. Nose is wild yeast. Brett, beach, citrus. Medium sweet, medium to heavy yeasty sour. Medium lasting yeasty citric medium sour. Light to medium body, dry, soft carb. 736414

3.1
MrBunn (2849) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Sample on tap at Eccentric. The beer has a dingy straw body with little head and aromas of basement mildew funk. Maybe dirty dishrag or something. Flavor is much better, thank goodness, but tastes more like a wheat beer or something. Lots of cloves and bananas with a little wheat or something. A little weak, maybe a little watery.

3
corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy, very pale golden yellow color with a half finger white head that quickly settles into a thin, lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.

Slightly bland aroma with bready yeast, light fruit and faint floral hops. There’s a touch of grassy hops along with some apple, pear, bread and biscuit.

Fuller bodied than expected and a lot more interesting than the nose suggests. Subtle crisp hop bite up front with some grassy saaz flavor along with some hay, subtle earthy resins and pine needle. This is followed by bready yeast and sweet light fruit notes, notably apple and pear. Not terribly complex but well balanced, crisp, refreshing and decently drinkable. Not as good as some of the better French/Belgian examples of the style, but this is pretty nice interpretation with an American hop twist.

3.4
ryanfolty (2611) - 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.


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