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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Medium-dark amber in color, slightly dry with undertones of mixed citrus, stone fruit and wild yeast.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zebra (1833) - 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 (7172) - 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 (5853) - 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 (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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (2585) - - NOV 11, 2014
At Cask Days 2014. Grape, apple tart, oak, funk, touch of pepper, dry finish. Nice mellow biere de garde.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11375) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7130) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6750) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5448) - 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
GT (9982) - Oceanside, 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.


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