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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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3.3
deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Sampled from the tap at the 2010 MBG Fall Fest. Poured a hazy gold with a with a white head that lasted throughout the beer. Aroma had some citrus (orange, lemon and grapefruit) some acidity and a bit dry. Flavor had more of a bread note with the citrus becoming a background note. The finish did have a decent amount of acidity as well as being slightly dry.

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.

3.3
b3shine (8878) - 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.

3.3
radagast83 (8074) - 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.

3.3
hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Backlog rating on 11-08-2012 at Club Soda, Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a very small white head with a long retention, opaque yellow body and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is bready malt and yeast. The flavor is bread malt, yeasty and very dry. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is very quaffable, has an enjoyable flavor and is worth trying.

3.2
mattmc1973 (479) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Draft sample at the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Fest. Hazy yellow with nice white head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste is lightly sweet and tart, with crisp acidic mouthfeel.

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.

3.2
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.

3.2
alexsdad06 (10436) - West Chester, 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.

3.1
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 14, 2012

Name: La Batteur
Date: September 02, 2012
Mode: Draft
Source: Duckworths, Park Road
Appearance: cloudy yellow, fine white head, streaks of drippy lace
Aroma: light fruity aroma
Flavor: sweet and fruity flavor, light spicy phenols, hint of tartness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: ** /4


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