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RATINGS: 36   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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3.8
can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Oak aged version of the Tripel. I liked this one much better - the wood dried out the syrupy sweetness and also calmed down some of the carbonation. I actually enjoyed the dry hopped version even better that was also available when we were at the brewpub.

3.8
MartinT (10036) - 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.

On tap at the brewpub.

3.8
Sledutah (7839) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
GABF 2014
Mild aroma is tart and bready. Taste is tart, toasted malts and citrus
Very good

3.8
biirusaikou (2705) - - NOV 11, 2014
At Cask Days 2014. Grape, apple tart, oak, funk, touch of pepper, dry finish. Nice mellow biere de garde.

3.7
BMan1113VR (7929) - 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.

3.7
beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Sampled at City Tavern with brewmaster Dave sitting next to me. Kinda cool. Pours a bright orange. Crisp with a lingering flavor. Nice light hoppy notes along with a touch of vanilla.

3.7
GT (10017) - 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.

3.7
Marheb (6193) - 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.

3.7
KyotoLefty (10689) - 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
KansaiBeerLvrs (5373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2017
A beautiful clear copper with a honey aroma and a certain dankness. The taste is tart, wheaty, honey and tart citrus. More approachable than Trebuchet but just as good.


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