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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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3.8
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear honey color with a small head that reduces to a ring around the edges. Pear, honey, floral, cotton candy aroma, with just a bit of alcahol heat. Bready, slighty spicey, honey, sweet flavor with a little bite in the finish. Medium body with slightly fizzy carbonation.


3.7
tricksta_p (4560) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle from The Beer Mongers, Portland. Aroma is bready malt, sweet ripe fruits, apricot, yeast, spicy notes, mild candied fruits, peach, touch of pear, lightly floral. Flavour is moderate to medium sweet and moderate bitter with a hint of tartness. Body is medium with fairly lively carbonation. Very nice complex array of farmhouse flavours, rich stuff.

4
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
Jimbo2 (449) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2017
Decent, slightly uininspired. Some sweet maltyness, a few esters, medium body. Slight touch of barn.

3.8
kapusil (1412) - 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
TET (2992) - 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
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
OminouSC2 (648) - 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
Turtles (2574) - 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
ctipping (1930) - 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
Capa (3254) - 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.


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