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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Aged 3 months in a Merlot used cask with had added a sourness and wild character to the base Biere De Garde. Brewed in honor of the Tour De France, "Maillot Jaune" or "Yellow Jersey". The Grand Reserve version has been aged an additional 6 months plus in the barrel and is now listed at 8% ABV.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2011
clear yellow, no head, no lace. nose is airy, with the slightest spicy trace. flavor is very mild, no trace of the barrel. watery bodied, clean finish. so weak as to be non-existant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 On tap; pour is murky light golden with a very modest head that rings the tulip. Theres hardly anything here; anyway - the nose is perhaps the highlight of this brew. Apple skins, lemon grass, a light funkiness is present. Unfortunately, the flavor profile is muted out of the gate. The apple skins, lemon zest, grassy hops, and very mild barnyard notes are pleasant, but at the end of the day, this brew needs a lot of development to reach another level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
draft at hopcat. points orange with no head. low carbonation. slight sourness to accompany some mild tropical fruit. flavor of peach, slight funk, slick oak, and some citrus in the end. quite subtle and soft. nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - JUN 24, 2011
Growler thanks to cpferris. Pours mostly clear golden with a minimal head. The aroma has a little Brett, with not too much else really to it. The flavor is somewhat Belgian with a small malt presence and some wild/bretty notes. The palate is very light with a mild acidity. Really drinkable and even refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
The beer pours a hazy amber color with minimal carbonation and white foam. A lightly tart fruit aroma, perhaps a bit of peach and lemon. Some wet oak and a bit of must and straw. The flavor isnt terribly impressive, unfortunately. A bit watery with some mustiness, straw, and oak. A moderate acidity and some lemon zest and light fruits. Light to medium in body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
On tap at The Livery, pours an orangish color with a nice white head, has some sour fruit notes to it but was nothing to go crazy over. Not a bad brew but nothing too special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3193) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2010
5th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Murky orange-brown body, medium cream head. Oaky nose, sour and fruity, tangy, and herbal. Quite oaky body, lactic and tangy, with sour, tart fruits. Good complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 12, 2009
Growler shared by kmweaver on 7/17/08: Pours a hazy orange bronze with a nicely-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty malts and fresh vinous oaky complexity with a touch of grassy hay. Body starts with good carbonation and semi-tart white grape balance along with drier woody earthy flavors toward a crisp finish. Nicely aged and complex.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2009
On tap at the HopCat. Orangey yellow with n off white head. Aroma of oak, wine. Kind of salty and earthy. Flavor is oaky and yeast, a light cracker malt and sweetness. This was alright, not really sour. This beer was like a party you werent that excited to go to, and you went and it was alright, but afterward people keep telling you how they heard the party was so awesome and you just were kind of confused why.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2009
On tap at the hopcat. Clear straw with small white head. Aroma is yeast and alc, spice, not much of a barrel characteristic or biere de garde. Flavor is light and refreshing, spice, yeast, slight chalky, not bad but once again not much barrel charecteristic. Light, semi-watery, light carbonation. Okay.

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