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Avant Garde - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
85
very good

597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 33
Gots: 43 | 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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Ratings: 597 | Reviews: 332 | Display Reviews Only:
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nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-25-2011 14:24:02 | More by nh2032
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-21-2011 21:36:17 | More by brandoman63
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jophish17

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-20-2011 21:26:18 | More by jophish17
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ehammond1


3.78/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

11-18-2011 15:33:51 | More by ehammond1
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2011 00:54:56 | More by rbrefbeerman
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-17-2011 12:51:23 | More by jwelsh
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 19:44:29 | More by Satchboogie
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 14:23:11 | More by sideshowe
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tms2929

California

5/5  rDev +31.9%

11-16-2011 07:50:41 | More by tms2929
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jerz

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 06:24:43 | More by jerz
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codynevels

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 05:31:06 | More by codynevels
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-16-2011 00:17:17 | More by cadaugherty
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wattershed

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 21:03:08 | More by wattershed
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 18:15:29 | More by HopStoopid120
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 18:02:11 | More by kkrez
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 08:05:51 | More by ithinkimasofa
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patm1986

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 05:11:12 | More by patm1986
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-15-2011 04:10:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-15-2011 02:10:11 | More by JAHMUR
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2011 22:42:48 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-14-2011 18:03:52 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Rollzroyce21

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2011 14:55:19 | More by Rollzroyce21
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Always happy to try a new beer from Lost Abbey.

The beer pours a golden-orange color with a large white head. The aroma is full of flowers and apricots, with some candy sugar and Belgian yeast notes also coming through.

The flavor is similar. I get a lot of orange citrus notes, as well as some very sweet floral notes and some biscuit malt. The candy sugar and alcohol also come through.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

11-07-2011 03:23:42 | More by Mora2000
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Pours a lovely clear amber with a very thick and rather persistent white head. Crisp, malty aroma has a sharp fruity tone like a good cider. Satisfying flavor is mainly malty and has an undertone of sour apple, not complex but fine for sipping. Smooth, firm-bodied texture has a fair amount of fizz, and it leaves a malty, fruity, slightly woody finish.

10-16-2011 20:18:58 | More by Cyberkedi
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +8.2%

I picked up a 750mL bottle of this while driving through Mass.

Poured this de Garde into a large wine glass and it has a light golden tone with one finger of bright white head. It has a smell of fruit, such as pear and orange, also some spices. There are some malts as well with a bit of earthiness to it. Upon sipping, I can taste pepper. hops, cloves and yeast. All of it is balanced very nicely. MF is medium in the body with a similar carbonation level. All in all, this is one of the Biere de Gardes that stands out for me. Not an inexpensive beer, but worth it.

09-14-2011 00:59:04 | More by mltobin
Avant Garde from The Lost Abbey
85 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.