Electrostatic - Lightning Brewery

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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 14.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: radshoesbro on 10-20-2008)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is boozy, caramel malt, some fruit. Taste is alcohol, malts, spicy, more alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but a bit heavy on the alcohol.

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3.2/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Photo of FremontBar
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into tulip appears as a hazy grapeftuit-orange color, large head dissipates rather quickly.
S: Yeasty, boozy, with some sweetness and fruit
T: Taste a malty sweetness with some fruit, yeast, and alcohol.
M: Full bodied with good carbonation
O: An interesting beer, at first I found it too boozy but then it mellowed and more complex flavors came through. My first Biere de Garde style and since I have a few bottles I plan on aging them to see what happens.

Photo of ngeunit1
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger off-white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and pilsner malts with Belgian yeast, banana, spices, lemon zest, and bit of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grainy and pilsner malts with some lemon zest citrus hops and some coriander. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast flavor comes through with some banana, clove, and more coriander. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, spices, sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, spicy, and estery finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Bière de Garde. Good balance of yeast flavors and body and malts.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.28/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz, Winter '12
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours a fairly clear amber orange color. Basically only a ringer around the edges off white head. Carbonation seems minimal.

S: Nose is strange, almost vinous. Very white grape and apple notes. And alcohol.

T: Flavor follows the nose. It's not that great. I get that strange alcohol laden white grape and apple cider flavor.

M: Medium bodied.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

Photo of beer2day
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very nice orange gold color with constantly swirling bubble stream. Frothy 2+ fingers of light cream head. Excellent retention and thick, chunky sheets of lace.

Nose is spice and dry fruit. Arid. Light coriander and orange peel. Nice and not overstated. A bit of hop slips in with the oranges.

Not a big farmhouse fan and was a bit put off by the nose. The taste made up for that. Light spice still there, but bigger orange and lemon zest flavors. Dry finish with a touch of sweetness. Not much hop bite, but what is there touches on a Belgian pale. No sign of the abv, but I can feel it.

Feel is smooth, but not quite thick enough for the abv or the flavor. A touch cloying in the finish.

Overall, the feel brings it down a notch but still a pretty tasty glass.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.45/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from 2009

The beer pours an apple cider brown with various hues of light browns and absolutely no head. There is tons of sediment at the bottom that adds to the beers cloudiness. The nose is yeasty and boozy with an initial tartness reminding me even more of drinking cider. The tasty is just as boozy and yeasty as the nose. There is a lot of fruit including apples, rainier cherries, and a slight tobacco-y fig. The mouthfeel is too boozy for being 3 years old and there is almost no carbonation. Not a god awful beer, but definitely didn't blow me away either.

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Electrostatic from Lightning Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.