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Electrostatic - Lightning Brewery

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very good

33 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 33
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: radshoesbro on 10-20-2008)
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3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

08-16-2014 19:38:26 | More by shutter
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-08-2014 04:46:02 | More by zestar
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-14-2014 14:20:56 | More by DavidHume
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-09-2014 04:29:48 | More by GRG1313
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

06-24-2014 08:42:49 | More by retry4z
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New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-17-2013 22:54:06 | More by JxExM
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3.9/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

02-03-2013 02:30:42 | More by FremontBar
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

11-05-2012 04:08:27 | More by ngeunit1
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

10-21-2012 12:33:51 | More by t0rin0
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-05-2012 18:38:08 | More by ste5venla
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3.28/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

08-27-2012 18:55:25 | More by inlimbo77
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-10-2012 06:00:47 | More by Irrationalist
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4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

07-08-2012 07:30:36 | More by jdmandel
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North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

06-26-2012 01:26:51 | More by beer2day
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3.45/5  rDev -8.2%

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.

06-03-2012 00:07:32 | More by ThePorterSorter
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

03-18-2012 05:02:21 | More by yokken
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

02-18-2012 21:35:17 | More by mrelizabeth
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-28-2012 02:00:31 | More by zonker17
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

01-06-2012 19:03:34 | More by heresy22
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

12-24-2011 08:49:30 | More by TheBishopco
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

11-16-2011 23:24:36 | More by wattershed
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3.43/5  rDev -8.8%

It's quite a mouthful of flavor and the sugary-sharp-bitter-funk is powerful along with the alcohol. Orange amber in the big tulip glass with a lovely creamy head. Quite carbonated in the mouth, perhaps more than I really want. Adds a little much of the seltzer flavor, but it helps the medicine go down. This is so sweet, and it seems to get sweeter as you sip. Maybe the sugar is accentuated by the yeasty, fruity flavors. Scent of leather, stewed fruit, sweat.

Fine for sipping slowly. And not a lot at a time. I am unconvinced that this is a style that needs the Imperial treatment.

10-18-2011 05:36:51 | More by mactrail
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3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Picked up a 22 OZ bomber for $5.99 from Olive Tree Market here in OB and poured it into a Brouwerij 't Ij branded tulip glass.

A: Pours a hazy amber hue with golden edges, a light effervescence, small amounts of sediment, fluffy off-white head, with some lacing.

S: Big blast of sweet malt and spice up front, banana and other tropical fruits, farmhouse yeast with a slightly boozy and bready finish.

T: On point with the nose - banana bread with spices, sweet biscuit, with a bit of hot booze at the very end. Good but not all that interesting.

M: Medium to full-bodied brew, very well carbonated, slightly syrupy and chewy, finishing with some heat from the booze - they're definitely not hiding that 10%!

08-30-2011 05:21:00 | More by DeanMoriarty
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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%

A high test version that probably isn't quite the biere de garde style, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Cloudy orange with medium head. Think Blue Moon but better looking.

Mild banana and Belgian yeast aromas, heavy on the malt.

Enjoyable flavor, but nothing outstanding. Not balanced by any bittering hops as far as I could tell. Mostly malt and spices, but I couldn't identify anything specific.

Body is a little heavy for the style, but overall not bad. Didn't find it boozy in the least.

04-14-2011 16:49:29 | More by Chizoad
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2.3/5  rDev -38.8%

On tap at Small Bar in SD

A - Amber colour with an off white head. Chill haze is present.

S - Hard to really get anything. Some spice but not much complexity.

T - Eh, its got some booze in there and the large grain bill makes this kinda syrupy. Overall kinda dull and overwhelmed by the alcohol.

M - Somewhat syrupy as above.

O - Not my cup of tea for a farmale. I was looking for more yeast character and complexity. This was a bit of a mess with garbled flavours.

04-07-2011 16:19:21 | More by Dijeriduster
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Electrostatic from Lightning Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.