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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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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3.8
Tmoney99 (14481) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2008
Draft sample at MBGF Summer08. Poured orange color with an average fizzy off-white head that lasted with fair lacing. Heavy complex woody sour citrus aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Medium to heavy sour flavor with a medium sour bitter finish of long duration. Complex refreshing beer.

4.1
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 12, 2008
Tap at MBGSF 08. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Aroma is funk, vineous, grass. Flavor is grass, lemon zest, oak, vineous, light fruit. Palate is medium to light, medium carbonation, finished tart. Great stuff, I had about 4 samples of this, thanks BBB63 for the generous pours!!

3.4
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2011 Tap at the ’08 MBG Summerfest. Clear deep gold pour. Sweet but sour with notes of grass, pepper, and lemon. A little aqueous like a weak saison. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

3.9
hapjydeuce (1001) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 29, 2008
Handbottle shared by wetherel at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop, supplied by WeeHeavySD. Thanks again you guys! Clear blond color with a big bubblegum aroma with medium sourness. Notes of peach and pear in the flavor, with yeasty biscuit character. Ends with modest tartness. Pretty tasty, and very interesting.

4.1
wetherel (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Hand bottle from my friend WeeHeavySD. Huge thanks Jon! Shared at PP bottle shop with hapjydeuce. Light orange amber color. Lots of brett bubble gum in the aroma. Plasticy phenolic brett aroma, like an all-Brett beer. I like these bubblegumish all Brett beers. Sourness is mild. Much like a homebrew I tried from Francois_MTL. A little tang on the tongue. Fun and interesting gives bonus points.

4
JoeinDahlem (1521) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2008
Big thanks to Ken for sharing. Really enjoyed this one. From growler. Hazy orange with white head. Tropical-fruity-yeasty nose, sweetish, with notes of yellow tomato, honey, floral. Wow. Flavor goes slightly sour, with musty lemon, unripe pineapple, then mildly bitter and pretty dry. Lighter and more refreshing than nose or abv would suggest. Pretty damn nice.

4.1
3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Growler shared by kmweaver. Beautiful hazy honey colored body with a large off-white head. Nose of deep, yeasty creamed oranges, tannic pinot noir barrels - a nice note of wine grapes... wonderfully dry and fruity in the nose. Flavor is massively dry and tannins, strange, complex, with a strong white wine character, some cracker malts, medium to full body. Really unique and creative beer. Prickly, lightly tart, overall just very impressive.

4.4
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Growler, courtesy of BBB63. Thanks, Mike! Pours a pulpy, tarnished copper-brown color; significant, creamy light khaki head with excellent retention and fine-bubbled lacing; gorgeous, glistening pour. Lots of tart grapefruit, pitty and acidic lemons, and bright, tart fruit character in the aroma; reminds me quite a bit of some of the characteristics of the BA Agent 99; gorgeous grapefruit and zesty lemon and lime peel; touch of toasty wood presence; really great nose on this. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lots of pitty, zesty citrus (lemons, grapefruit) upfront; solid levels of acidity; tartly sour; very dry at the core; some toastiness and vinous notes (mildest tannic presence) from the wood; incredibly generous, zesty, pitty, dry sour ale. Another great barrel-aged offering from The Livery; assertively sour; I could (and desperately wanted to) drink a ton of this. Lengthy finish: dry, pitty grapefruit and lemons, dry crackery malts, some soft toastiness and vinous acidity from the barrel; just excellent.

4
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2008
Courtesy of arcdz. Cloudy light amber body with a medium beige head. Big toasted coconut and raisin nose with vanilla and dough. The flavor is lightly sweet, mildly sour with caramel, raisins, light berry and bread. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation.

4.1
dalekliz (922) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
Growler, thanks to WeeHeavySD for sharing. Pours a hazy gold-amber with a white ring. Big fruity aroma, of apricots and plums. Taste has a lot of fruit and malt, with the sweet sharpness of underripe plums. Lingering sour fruitiness. Really tasty sour ale.


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