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RATINGS: 69   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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3.6
ryan (3186) - 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.

3.5
trapped (3086) - 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.

3.1
MrBunn (2807) - 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 (2804) - 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. Thereís 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
cards04 (2784) - 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
ryanfolty (2540) - 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
Nickls (2524) - 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.

3.7
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.

3.8
GTAEgeek (2185) - 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.

3.9
ebone1988 (1856) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at Roll Out the Barrel 2016. Aroma is tart, barrel, citrus, funky, goodish. Appearance is golden, hazy, white head. Taste is tart, wheat, barrel, dry, citrus, funk, great. Mouthfeel is light to medium body, light crisp carbonation, tart dry aftertaste. Overall, this is very good.


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