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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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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zebra (2383) - 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
BelgianBeerGal (4243) - 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.

4
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Aroma: fruity and quite vinous, bready yeast note, spicy hops, light pepper character, touch of booze. Pours a slightly hazy light amber color, off-white head is lasting and leaves a nice coating of lacing. Flavor: toasty malts, lots of wine notes, fruity esters, plums, some pepper and spice, earthy and a soft acidity, alcohol is noticeable but mellow. Medium body and carbonation. Very enjoyable brew.

4
bytemesis (9464) - 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.

3.9
AcctError131151 (121) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Poured a true gold. Crystal clear with minimal head. Big bubblegum nose and flavor with this one. Some fruitiness (apples, pears) too. Strong malt backbone. Much maltier than expected. I tried six of their beers that night, and this was easily my favorite. Well done.

3.9
lobotomizdgoat (18) - California, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Medium-dark amber in color, slightly dry with undertones of mixed citrus, stone fruit and wild yeast.

3.9
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Ladyface derailleur 2012 edition Feb ’13 notes: Biere de grade aged w Chardonnay Nice funky, lemon zest, white pepper. Flavor is tangerine, pear, apple, green grape, must. Actually quite nice. Boldly flavored but maintaining balance.

3.9
llkc (2827) - århus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2017
Duft svag æble funk Brett smag sødlig æble sagt fad kant Brett citrus lidt pære

3.9
marcus (10864) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 22, 2017
On tap at Capitol Hop Shop. Pours light copper with a thick off-white head and a sour fruit aroma. There is a medium-bodied sour malt flavor that is rather fruity. Nice oak finish.


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