Elysian / Lost Abbey Avant Gourde

Brewed by Elysian Brewing (AB InBev)
Seattle, Washington USA
7.1% Spice/Herb/Vegetable | 25 Ratings | Special Release |
Avant Gourde is a pumpkin biere de garde fermented with our house lager yeast and spiced with cinnamon, mace and clove. We brewed it in collaboration with Lost Abbey/Port Brewing, and brewmaster Tomme Arthur himself came up to hang out and brew with us on Capitol Hill. Later we went out on Howard’s boat. Avant Gourde was brewed with pale, Munich, C-45 and C-77 Crisp crystal and chocolate malt, with brown sugar in the boil, along with Magnum hops to bitter and flavor and Czech Saaz to finish.

Editor’s Note: This version does not have Brett like the Lost Abbey version. That has a separate listing.

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Beer Rating Assistance


Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

Malt
caramel bread hay cereal chocolate coffee nuts toast roasty

Hops
resin floral grass spruce citrus herbs

Yeast/Bacteria
dough barnyard cheese basement aromas leather earthy leaves

Other
alcohol banana bubblegum butterscotch clove cooked vegetables cough drop ginger licorice raisin rotten eggs soy sauce skunky smoke vanilla woody
Appearance is how a beer appeals to the eye and includes notes on color, the liquid's visual texture and the head -- the beer's foam top.

Color
pale golden amber orange red brown black

Liquid
clear hazy cloudy sparkling

Head
rocky frothy minimal white tan brown
Taste is what can be appreciated with the tongue. It's easy to mistake aromas for tastes -- the tongue only senses sweet, bitter, sour, salt and umami.

Sweet
light medium heavy

Bitter
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Sour
light medium heavy

Other
salty umami
The palate includes touch sensations on the lips, tongue, gums and roof of the mouth.

Body
light medium full

Texture
thin oily creamy sticky slick thick

Carbonation
fizzy lively average soft flat

Finish
astringent bitter abrupt long

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