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Avant Garde - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
85
very good

604 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

xnicknj, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tap into a pint glass at Vine Cottage in San Diego (La Mesa), Calif. Caramel color with about 1 ¼ inches of foamy head. Nice lacing on the top, while the film on the sides were in rings. Very impressive looking beer.

Nothing too special on the smell, but I was 0-for-2 on the smells tonight, so who knows? I got some hints of some kind of malts and citrus hops. Kind of bland overall.

Some fruity stuff up front, but not overbearing. Slightly bitter finish. Just a tad better than the nose.

Medium body. Average-to-lively carbonation. Bitter on the tongue after.

A bit disappointed for my first (EDIT: second) Lose Abbey beer. The look was the part of his beer.

BucannonXC5, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +5.5%

spycow, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of spicelab
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor.

Bright and clear orange with a very large white head. Leaves good lace trails and a raised ring.

Pretty sweet and vibrant nose, showing refined honey, pear and boiled sweets with interesting nutty undertones. Touch of lemon and grapefruit pith save it from being a total sweetfest.

That is, until you encounter the full-on candy floss sweetness in the taste. Still get plenty of nutty, woody notes, but slightly less clarity around the elements detected in the nose.

Sticky and relatively full mouthfeel. Pretty busy carbonation and mild astringency on the mid-palate.

Nicely made and drinks well, without pushing any boundaries. Lacks X-factor, though who's to say Lost Abbey thought this needed it.

spicelab, Nov 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Agold, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mdillon86, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

nh2032, Nov 25, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

brandoman63, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jophish17, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of ehammond1
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Auburn and rust with a thick and tight white soapy head that stays perched atop the glass. Rings of sticky lacing slide down the glass. Beautiful.

A combination of bread, mild yeast, and lemon in the nose.

Slight Belgian yeast tang and a bit of spice present in flavor. A bit of sweet fruit and caramel malt but a very mild tasting beer in nearly every regard.

The mouthfeel is the star of the show with this beer. Highly carbonated, luscious yet smooth, full and bold yet smooth and easy drinking. No alcohol presence. Impressive.

An easy drinking Biere de Garde that pairs and drinks well with food.

ehammond1, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rbrefbeerman, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jwelsh, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Satchboogie, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

sideshowe, Nov 16, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

tms2929, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

jerz, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

codynevels, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

cadaugherty, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

wattershed, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

HopStoopid120, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ithinkimasofa, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

patm1986, Nov 15, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ygtbsm94, Nov 15, 2011
Avant Garde from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 604 ratings.