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RATINGS: 857   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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Purchased 750 ML bottle at BevMo in Redding, CA. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Medium light golden color, with 2-finger rocky head, excellent Brussels lace. AROMA / BOUQUET: Very similar to a Saison- it has that fresh grass, fresh sourdough bread smell, yeasty, granny smith green apples. Has a bit of the brett funk smell to it. TASTE: Nice hoppy / sour balance- great astringent cidery character to it. Fresh herbs, I don’t get the slight sweetness that some people say that is in this beer... it tastes like a good example of the French Biere De Garde style. MOUTHFEEL / PALATE: Great fizziness, carbonation that hits the nose while swallowing. Great aftertaste, hop balance / sourness that hits the entire mouth. OVERALL: This beer exceeded my expectations... I will buy this again! Blessings and honor to this one!!


4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gallaghermurph (54) - Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2017
Pours a warm honey gold with a medium white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Aroma is nothing special: bread, a little yeast and malt and a slight sweet straw. Mouthfeel is generally thin yet a slight touch of viscosity. Bubbles are small and subtle. Taste is light and a bit sweet. A little sourdough bread touched with a hint of honey-apple sweetness. Not to get too cute but it tastes like sunshine through water. As the label says, this is an easy beer to be enjoyed on a lazy sunny afternoon. Pairing perfectly with a little Mt. Tam from Cowgirl Creamery. I think its perfect for what it’s supposed to be. I’m a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jimbo2 (396) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Decent, slightly uininspired. Some sweet maltyness, a few esters, medium body. Slight touch of barn.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (1349) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 9, 2017
0.75l bottle. Clear dark orange body with a huge and lasting white head. Aroma of caramel, orange zest, sugar syrup, floral hops, sipces and apricot. Taste of caramel, apricot, floral hops, toast and some honey. Nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (2930) - Kaarina, FINLAND - APR 9, 2017
A dark yellow with orange notes, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has fruitness, flowers, some fruit candies and even perfume, hint of caramel. Tate has sweet fruitness, flowers, spicyness, some fruit candies and caramel body. Quite dry in the end due to spicyness and bitterness. Medium bodied, balanced and medium carbonation. Aromatic, complex and balanced. Even the big bottle keeps it’s interest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdañsk, POLAND - MAR 25, 2017
750ml bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Slight alcoholic aroma, spices, dusty room. A bit empty taste, bananas, spices, alcohol. Medium carbonation. Tiring.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (590) - Mora, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2017
Orange color, huge beige head. Sweet and floral aromas with yeast, citrus, peaches, straw, sugar and pineapple(?). Sweet taste of caramel, marmalade, raisins, peaches, slight alcohol, sugar and a light floral taste during the finish. Really well balanced!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turtles (2456) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2017
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. Slightly hazy golden, dense white head, some lacing. Bread and malt aroma, yeast, toast and slightly fruity. Silky mouthfeel, medium carbonated, medium to full bodied. Fruity and malty taste, red apples, pears, biscuits, bread, notes of alcohol, hay, minerals and earthy. Crisp and warming finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ctipping (1811) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2017
750 mL bottle. Originally reviewed 3/23/2014. Pale orange. Nice white head. Thick white collar. Smells of pale malt. Some belgian sweetness. Fruity esters. A little peppery. Tastes of pale malt balanced by white pepper and wine-like fruitiness. Bitter grassy finish. Medium body. Almost too heavy. Well carbonated. Straightforward, but tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3133) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2017
Lightly hazybgolden with a white head. Floral, honey, light spice, some hay, light bread malt. Medium fizzy body. Spicy bite in the finish. Enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
Amber with a good pale head. Aroma is caramel, spice, hint of honey and dried stone fruits. Light bodied, starts lightly malty on the palate but finishes lightly dry and earthy. Taste is caramel, Belgian spice, earthy grain. Nice.


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