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Avant Garde - The Lost Abbey

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Avant GardeAvant Garde

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BA SCORE
85
very good

604 Ratings
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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 32
Gots: 45 | 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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Photo of Mojo
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle -> Westbrook Brewing snifter

A - hazy medium gold, eventually becoming clear, one finger frothy head which disappears entirely. No lacing can be observed

S - fruity esters dominate, especially oranges. Earthy grain notes are detected too.

T - There is a dry yeasty flavor at work with a simultaneous fruity sweetness. Sort of odd. As the beer warms alcohol taste can be detected.

M - about average. nothing more to really say.

O - This was an old bottle. I'm sure if it falls off with age or improves. Fairly drinkable with a curious taste.

Mojo, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of TwoTrees
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TwoTrees, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My first Lost Abbey beer to try.Pours into my Hennepin glass a slight hazed peach color with a great looking thick one finger off white head that leaves a nice full ring of broken lace as it settles ever so slowly.I pick up vanilla with a peaches cream-like note,some mildy nutty pilsner malt as well.Flavors of nutty pilsner malts,vanilla,and a light tart green apple in the finish.A great food beer with alot of richness and subtle flavors.

oberon, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of frozenjogurt
4/5  rDev +5.5%

frozenjogurt, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

vermilcj, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of Troville1990
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Troville1990, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Texasfan549, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

kjkinsey, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of Tom-Peters
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Tom-Peters, Sep 04, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.65/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a tulip
A: Amber color with a lingering one-finger head, good carbonation
S: Lots of nice malt, some yeast & a hint of fruit esters
T: This is okay but just not speaking to me in any way. Slightly sweet malt/bread backed up by a bit of apple & a touch of yeast.
M: Medium-bodied, pleasant carbonation, just a touch viscous from the sweet malt
O: Nice overall, just not something I'd go out of the way to search out

ONUMello, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev +5.5%

VeganUndead, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of themind
4/5  rDev +5.5%

themind, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Khutso
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Khutso, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of maDUECEgunner
4/5  rDev +5.5%

maDUECEgunner, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Gonzoillini, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.04/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Thanks to OKComputer for this one. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a cloudy straw gold color with about an inch of white head that had moderate retention and no lacing.

The aroma was mostly slightly funky yeast, with some underlying grain. The taste was pretty similar, tangy funk, some earthy grains and perhaps a slight cigarette taste. The flavors dissipated quickly on the finish.

The body was was on the light side of medium, and the finish was so light as to be non-existent. Drinkability would have been OK, except for the weird funk and ashtray taste. Overall, not terrible, but I was expecting more.

beertunes, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Jas45678, Aug 17, 2013
Photo of GonzoHomebrewer
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

GonzoHomebrewer, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

KMcG, Aug 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

johnny29er, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Kmat10, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of YieldToNothing
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

YieldToNothing, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of Eazy28
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Eazy28, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bluckbeyes, Jul 23, 2013
Avant Garde from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.