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Avant Garde - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
85
very good

584 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 331
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 31
Gots: 40 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 05-12-2006)
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JRed

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright orange in body with white bubbly head that stays as a thin film. Aroma of citrus, horse blanket, vague grass, circus peanuts. Tastes of citrus notes, fresh kiwi, wet grass, mild horse blanket towards the finish with light booze and orange rind bitterness. Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very prickly. A pleasant drink that features more citrus than horse blanket. Good choice for food pairings with its bubbly mouthfeel to clean the palate.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 01:25:56 | More by JRed
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Pours amber with a white head that soon reduces to a ring but leaves some lacing.

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O: strong (ABV) for style.

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Avant Garde from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 584 ratings.