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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   IBU: 28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Part of our Ingenuity Series of Barrel-aged Inventions, Dérailleur®” bière-de-garde (“beer for keeping”) is a deep golden ale brewed to celebrate the global passion for cycling, and named after a bicycle’s gear-changing mechanism invented by a French cycling enthusiast in 1905. This ale is malty and rustic, with a spicy yeast character. Subtle flavors of French oak were derived from ageing in Rhône varietal Mourvèdre wine barrels over one year. This release is a special blend of vintages; the older barrels provide mild acidity and the yearling contributes the oak and rustic, bready malt character. The resulting blend is an excellent example of a truly French farmhouse-style cellar creation.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3816) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 10, 2017
Bomber from Ladyface. Nose of thin stone fruit, gently tart, with a bit of oak barrel. Deep amber color, creamy white head. Lightly tart fruit, somewhat acidic, a bit of citrus, cream cheese, and a thin tart finish. Thin-medium body. Smooth and pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (5041) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
A beautiful clear copper with a honey aroma and a certain dankness. The taste is tart, wheaty, honey and tart citrus. More approachable than Trebuchet but just as good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (10106) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
Bottle. Nose os caramel, peaches, vinegar, grapefruit. Cloudy orange with lace. Flavor is honey, oranges, peaches, biscuits, some vinegar. Soft carbonation. Oily.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (14019) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Tap at GABF. Pours a clear amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is floral, oak, toasted malt. Medium body, caramel, toasted malt, oak, nice sweetness, good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (10072) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2016
500 ml bottle shared with prufrockstar and Beastiefan2k. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale toasted malts, bready, oak, lighter wine barrel character, spicy yeast, some citrus and leafy hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebra (2058) - Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 500-ml bottle from rare beer club. beautiful glowing hazy golden corn color, mini-gushed, sudsy white head, bits of lace, sour nose, lightly sour, hops, wine, fruit, some pepper bite, full body, surprising woody finish. Mourvèdre, not Sauvignon Blanc, variant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (8119) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 19, 2016
Tap. Pours clear orange, small beige head, good lacing. Aroma is oak tannins, hints of butter, cherry, white wine, toffee. Flavor is light tart, oaky, a bit of fruit, lemon. Medium body. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (6058) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2015
GABf 2015. copper color. This is sour, and probably much too sour for a biere de garde. I do not get much more than the yeast and the sour flavor. I am not sure this was supposed to be so tart. Still not bad, but not like any biere de garde I can recall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5709) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2015
(En dégustation au Stone Sour Fest 2015): Vin et malts fruités dans lesquels on aurait déposé un bouquet de fines herbes contenant persil, thym et menthe sauvage.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2704) - - NOV 11, 2014
At Cask Days 2014. Grape, apple tart, oak, funk, touch of pepper, dry finish. Nice mellow biere de garde.


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