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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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3.5
anders37 (26194) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Draft @the brewpub. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with weak hints of yeast.Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

3.5
brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
A hazy golden orange color with a white head. Good fruitiness on the nose, mostly citrus, but a little bit of peach. Grass, straw, and must give a soft funkiness. A touch of oak, white wine, and lemon zest. The flavor has a nice peach quality along with mild tartness of lemon. Lots of straw, a moderate oak note along with some drying tannins. A light malt flavor, mostly just bread. The nose is a bit better than the flavor, but enjoyable.

3.2
djd07 (14366) - 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
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2011
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a moderate white head. Aroma of citrus, florals, vinous, and grain. Flavor of nuts, herbs, grass, orange, vinous, and caramel.

3
Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
On cask at cask days 2014. Total pickle experience. And good at that. Plain colour. Other spices in the background.vinegar character.

3.5
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Apricot colored pour with a white head. Malty aroma with a very, very light hop finish. Flavor is smooth, crisp, a bit dry with malt and some faint hops. Easy to drink.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10268) - 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.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10197) - 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.

3.7
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
[ Keg ][ Brewbies 2014 ][ 4oz ][ Brewbies Flared Mini Pint ][ Free ][ 3/1/14 ]
>> There are probably many versions of this beer all collapsed into this entry given their rarity/rarity of ratebeerians in general. This version was 7.1%, 100% Mourvedre Barrel Aged. Low haze orange pour. Nose is excellent buttery oak barrel, fresh bourbon more than red wine. Taste is clean, mild alcohol stickiness, candied orange, oak, paper. Tannic, pepper finish. Interesting as always from Ladyface but with the characteristic harsh palate that seems to be a universal problem with their beers.

3.8
MartinT (9851) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2010 My Bottom Line:
This dignified Bière de Garde joins lightly toasted malts, spicy noble hops and bready yeast into an authentic example of the style one rarely sees so far from French shores.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the hazy amber.
-The hop signature also offers citrusy angles, ending in mildly leafy bitterness.
-Subtle oranges add complexity.
-This example is polished and rustic at once, a true testament to this brewer’s ability.

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