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Brewed by Ferme Brasserie Lebbe
Style: Bière de Garde
Villefranque, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.5
hotstuff (5158) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2008
Bottle with a best consumed before 10/07/09 date. Large semi-frothy white head that mostly diminished, good lacing, semi-transparent, semi-hazy, slow rising carbonation, and a yellow golden hue. The aroma was yeasty, sweet, some wheat, spicy, and fruity. The flavor was sweet, fruity, mildly spicy, yeasty, and a little funky tasting. The mouthfeel was watery and thin Light bodied beer. Quaffable, easy to drink, just an okay beer for me as I could not get into the taste of it so it left me not wanting this one again.

3.2
CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
(750ml bottle) Sampled at Brouwer’s in Seattle, compliments of Matt Bonney. Pours a lasting creamy white head with a cloudy orange amber body. Nose of funky French yeast, tin, lemon aroma. Smooth, almost grape flavour and very fruity. Bitter finish. Good but somewhat tame by comparison to the style.

3.6
travita (5003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a white head. The smell is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast. The taste is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast.

3
jkwalking05 (4735) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of corn, grain, and yeast. Taste is of corn and yeast.

3.4
Cavie (4717) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Clouded banana yellow color. Smells of dusty malts. Some older notes as well. Tastes of sweet grain with flavorful butter. Nice finish that ends in a solid feeling.

3.4
emacgee (4675) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Thanks turdferguson for popping. Pours a cloudy peach skin amber with three fingers of creamy offwhite head. Nose is bready and malty, notes of biscuits and chamomile tea. Flavor is malt forward as well with bread and biscuity notes at the forefront with herbal and leafy hops. Full bodied and a medium crispness on the palate.

3.4
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2010
Poured a hazy golden color with an off-white head. Lemon wheaty aroma with a yeasty nose. Mild pepper notes. The flavor had a malty start to it but it was short lived. Yeasty spicy finish. Light finish with a light taste overall. Prickly CO2 on the tongue.

3.7
CanIHave4Beers (4184) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy orange color, fairly clear at the start of the 750, muddy and cloudy as can be towards the end (and yes I did pour carefully throughout). The head is a medium size, white in color & leaves a good lacing on the glass.

The aroma is malty and has a lot of perfumey floral pungency that does settle down a bit in time. The beer displays a nice light barnyard aroma and some graininess.

The flavor has a nice balance of lightly toasty malt and hop flavor both earthy and leafy. The beer is nicely bitter and has a lot of bright fruitiness. The beer has mild grassy flavors and is generally dry throughout but not without some subdued malty sweetness.

This is really very enjoyable, I always get so suspicious when my Biere de Garde or Saison are as amber hued as this is, but more times than the old world examples of this are fantastic and this is no exception. I will say though that at first it took me a minute to catch up with what was going on here but by the time the bottle was finished I just wanted another.

3
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle from A Southern Season. Looks like a handwritten best by date. 4/16/12. Pours a glowing orange with a large frothy, white head. Nose shows some grain, dusty notes, hay--very malt heavy. Don’t much care for the flavor either. Grainy, dusty, dirty and just not my favorite. Carbonation level is on point, but I just don’t really like the flavor at all. Way too heavy on the malt, in my opinion.

2.4
BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Pours a super foamy peaches and cream head atop a hazy tan body that looks vigorously active with carbonation. The nose seems rather thick and soapy with Belgian notes having difficulty in making their way through the dense thicket.Wafer thin body with unsubstantial malting and touches of soapy esters. Hay and hop twang finish.


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