Brewed by Theillier
Style: Bière de Garde
Bavay, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 353   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
In the little town of Bavay, only a few miles from the border with Belgium, the Theillier family has crafted its fine bière de garde for generations. The charming brewery is built into the Theillier family home, which was constructed in the 1600’s on sturdy Roman foundations. La Bavaisienne is artfully brewed, in very small batches, using a resourceful combination of ancient and modern equipment.

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RexTalionis (3825) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle 25 cl, BBE 12/2013. Pours clear amber with a foamy tan head. Nutty aroma, some dark fruits and some bready malty notes as well are there. Dry. Bready malty taste, some dark fruits but just a little bit of them. Slightly bitter with them light fruity and bready maltyness in aftertaste.

mjs (7768) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
(Bottle, 0.25 l, at HBF2013) The beer poured dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, yeast and berries. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, hops, boiled vegetables and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty and bitter. Not an impressive brew.

lusikka (7833) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
250 ml bottle @ HBF2013. Pours an copper amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, hay and bread. Flavour of sweet malts, hay, cardboard, grass and some lemon. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a fruity, cardboardy finish. Past it’s prime.

tiong (7739) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
250ml bottle @ HBF 2013

Pours dark orange with a foamy head. Aroma of ripe fruits, malts, spices and yeast. Taste is smooth, yeasty and slightly fruity with notes of malts and spices. Finish is spicy and malty. Decent, but nothing special.

olio (10672) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours copper color with a small head head. Aroma of grain and malts. Flavour of cardboard, malts and hay. A bit disappointing.

laiti (8531) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
25 cl bottle @ HBF’13, BBE 12/2013
Aroma is quite light with some toffee, grain and hay. Flavour is sweetish with grain, caramel and hints of hay. Also a malty and woody feeling here. Foamy and creamy palate. Good.

Lilja (3541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
Smak och doft av plommon, russin, trä, blommig brittisk karaktär. Söt och en aning vattnig eftersmak. Lätt beska.

erickok (6036) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2013
Light misty, glowing brown body with creamy head of light tan bubbles. Delocate aroma of caramel, lightly roasted chestnuts, a farmhouse yeast and red rind cheese. Although that sounds more complex than it is. Taste is also medium bitter with light candy sugar throughout. Flavourful, yes, but not a full, rich taste experience that I was hoping for (giving it’s ratings here on RB). It’s good, especially well made, but I hoped for a smoother, richer, spicer and/or yeaster experience. (75cl bottle from Bière Révolution)

tderoeck (10593) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2013 13/I/13 - 25cl bottle from Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ Klaas’ place - BB: I/2013 (2013-18)

Clear amber to orange beer, creamy smooth off-white to light beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, some small sediment floating around. Aroma: lots of caramel, bit sugary, banana, metallic, pretty spicy, peppery. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: quite some caramel, little sour touch, very fruity, red berries, ripe forest fruits, some strawberry jam, bit sugary, sweet malts. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, some orange peel, general fruitiness, canned peaches, little hoppy, caramel.

bvc (1244) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
750ml capped. Pours a dingy amber toffee brown with slight haze with floaties and a tan tinted loose head that reforms easily. Very earthy green hay malt dominate, bready, hint of apple and cotton candy, bit more caramel shows as it opens up, faint nobel hops melded into the malt. Bready light caramel sweetness, balanced low level hops that give that green hay bitter earthiness though out, but never is more dominant than malt some very faint apple/lemon notes as well.

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