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RATINGS: 853   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
From the French word "Garde" meaning something worth keeping, this Farmhouse Styled Ale is a most delicious companion to a loaf of freshly baked bread from the oven. Grab a seat on the porch, some soft cheese and a tree ripened apple from your grandmother's old orchard. Relax and watch the evening arrive as the afternoon sun is consumed by the illuminating moon over the gardens. We brewed Avant Garde for you, our friends and families. Here's to things worth guarding over. http://www.lostabbey.com

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2007 bottle....very nice on a warm day here in chicago.....aroma: wheaty with pretty assertive orange notes. as the citrus diminished, this gave way to more of a sweet malty backdrop.....appearance: hazy orange brown and pure white head that stuck around for awhile....taste: bready/wheaty with a medium creamy body. little citrus and some spices to boot.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Retro42 (18) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Shared by BadgerBen. Aroma was wheat and spices. Cloudy yellow, with a white head. Taste had notes of hops, malts, and a touch of fruit. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25233) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle @ Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Pours a hazy golden colorwith a white head. Has a spicy, malty and yeasty aroma with some hints of citrus. Sweet malty yeasty and fruity citrus flavor. Spicy malty finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
Beer shared by Badgerben in 22-oz bottle. Pours a hazy yellow amber brew with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of northern white pine, citrus peel, sweet barley malt and a touch of apple. Taste is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of biscuits, apples and some mild spices. Finish has a citrus bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (5030) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2010 Original Rating, June 29, 2007. Thanks for the trade, DirtyMartini! Cloudy yellow color with a medium head. Aroma of wheat and fruit. Big wheat and orange flavors with a strong bitter finish. It strikes me as a Noble hop bitterness. Not a bombastic beer, but very nice. 7/4/8/4/17

Re-rating, January 22, 2010: Gold color with a quickly fading medium head. Aroma of spearmint and honey. Strong clover honey taste. Light floral hop bitterness, some caramel and apple. A bit of that mintiness and sage. Not bad, but it became really hard to keep drinking past the first half bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Thanks BadgerBen for sharing. Hazy yellow/orange body with creamy white head. Wheat and spice nose with a malt body. grainy characteristics. Faint hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Thanks to BadgerBen for sharing. Pours a hazy orangish golden with a small white head. Super deep citrus and sweet fruit nose with hints of smoke. Nice sweet carbonated flavor with great peachy like fruit sweetness. Very nice!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 27, 2007
bottle at Port Brewing tasting at the Brickskeller. cloudy gold. aroma is a mild mix of fruity malt...peaches? herbal hops, with lots of fruity malt in the front. only mildly spiced. not my favorite of the night by a long stretch, but certainly drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (6183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2007
Bottle: Poured a medium yellow color ale with a big foamy white head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of medium sweet malt with a distinctive yeast presence. Taste is dominated by medium sweet malt with some bread and yeast notes and a slightly dry finish. Body is about average with some great carbonation. Interesting but lacking some character to make this truly interesting and I cannot see this beer aging well.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2007
(tasting at Brickskeller) hazy pale gold with white head and minimal lace. Faint aroma of spice. Flavor is clove, spice, maybe a whiff of banana, yeast, roast malt.


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