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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7134) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Mild aroma is tart and bready. Taste is tart, toasted malts and citrus
Very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6754) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5855) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5449) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5128) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelgianBeerGal (3893) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
Draught at the restaurant watching the Tour de California. I’m not a big fan of Biere de Gardes but this was phenomenal; I think the wine barrels really made it special. It pours very still. A ruby-orange and brown colour with a small off-white head the quickly disappears/ The aroma is pink grapefruit, chardonnay and strawberries. Definitely fits the biere de garde style from the earthy, metallic notes (not bad, that’s just my crutch for IDing the style). Definitely white wine notes that trend from a dry chardonnay to Mosel Rieslings. Lasting wine finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3555) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Back log; from at least two years ago. Haven’t had too many of this style, nice to see them brew this. amber color with a whitish head. Aroma was like a mild wine, with a nice uniqueness too it. Light hopping. Flavor had some apple, fruit and wine notes. Some grain. A solid and enjoyable brew.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (2691) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2011
On tap sampler. Amber with an off white head. Very sweet, plum, lots of other fruit, bit of caramel and grains. Fresh, dry, some funk, some white wine notes.


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