RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (48024) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2009
Bottle 75cl.
Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, fruity, light to moderate hoppy, perfume, moderate yeasty, coriander notes. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, fruity, and and dry finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20090802]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (44046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
From tap at the brewery. Pours cloudy golden orange with a creamy off-white head. Mild milky and caramel malty aroma. Flavour is mild spiced and smooth caramel malty. Light bitterness lurking through. Ends light spiced and lingering caramel malty. Tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (36903) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2006
A hazy orange beer with a thick orange head. The aorma is sweet spicy - especially coriander, but also lighter notes of peaches. The flavor is sweet fruity - especially peaches, leading to a dry lightly spiced end. The body is thin, and all in all I find it a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (27677) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2009 Bottle. Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity arom aof caramel with notes of alcohol. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and rye rbead with notes of hops and alcohol. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottled. Goldeny orange colour with small white head. Aroma is sweet malts, some easrth, mild herbal notes as well as some lipbalm. Flavour is quite sweet tropical fruity along with grass, earth and yeast. Mild alcoholic burning notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (25809) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of IrishBoy. Slightly hazy golden with a small, off-white head. Fruity and spicy nose. Medium body with very fruity notes, lightly sweet malt and perhaps a touch of honey. The finish though is dominated by a brutal and very astringent bitterness which is far from pleasant. 180607

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24781) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2007
Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Cloudy golden. Citric nose of dryish grain, cinnamon and coriander. Medium sweet with rounded spritzy mouthfeel. Fairly light bodied. Fresh, mild and evidenly spicy. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
12th December 2009
Hazy amber beer. Light touch of carbonation provides a softish palate. Light flavours in this beer. Saison like malt with a touch of honey. Finishes minerally and crisp. Refreshing and clean but would have liked stronger flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (23979) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle at Brickskeller, shared with Greg and his gang, and Collin and his group. Hazy golden, medium off white head. Aroma of straw and white pepper. Taste is very much like a saison, more full body, maybe some light spice. Nice.

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