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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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3.4
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Malt aroma. Clear golden coloured a little sweet on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a bitter malt finish.

4
bytemesis (8236) - 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.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 13, 2010
On tap at Ladyface. Pours with a large white head that leaves good lace over a hazed gold to copper body. Aroma is dry, grainy, tannic, dry wine, light pepper. Taste is caramel, bread, light vinous and tannic wood. Lightly herbal. Great biere de garde. Lively bubbles, dry.

3.8
Sledutah (7490) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Mild aroma is tart and bready. Taste is tart, toasted malts and citrus
Very good

3.6
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
GABF 2010. Very good Biere de Garde. spice, pot pourri like purfuminess. Dash of sweet maltiness n this golden colored ale. Maybe a tad too sweet but still quite good in my book

3.6
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap@ Ladyface. Clear copper color with ivory head. Spicy wine barrel, earthy malt, dry grassy aromas. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lightly tart, spicy wine barrel flavors with aged caramel, herbal, dry spices, dusty pale malts____drying finish----good.

3.3
JK (6095) - 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
Marheb (5717) - 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.

3.3
JohnnyJ (5545) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Draft pour at oakquinox 2014. Semi cloudy orange amber pour, with an off white head. Malty bread, some fruitiness, mild vinous, spice, oak, and notes of butter. This doesn’t stand out to much.

3.6
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Clear golden with a creamy white head. robust earthy grainy and clean citrus aroma and taste with a bright palate.


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