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Le Batteur - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Le Batteur
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tpd975 on 04-11-2010)
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buschbeer

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-29-2012 17:21:24 | More by buschbeer
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2%

Number one (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Blonde

Serving glass: Poured from tap into small chalice.

Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with thin white head.

Smell: Strong yeast with nice bread and peppery notes.

Taste: Very bready and yeasty, somewhat sweet. Pepper and citrus come through toward the end.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, medium sugary body, but slightly drying at the end.

Drinkability: The most thirst quenching of the three Jazz beers, but the least interesting.

10-01-2010 14:25:16 | More by bsp77
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deebo

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev +10.6%

On tap as part of Bells tap takeover at Bulldog uptown
A-served in a tulip this beer is hazy, color is an orangish golden with a thin white film skimming the top
S-clean malt, some lemony citrus zest
T-clean barley malt. Plenty of lemon like yeast esters with a very crisp quick finish
M-highly carbonated which is desired with the characteristics of this brew. More body than I would expect given the clean malt character
O-I like this one, clean and crisp with a little body and flavor that goes down easy

09-16-2012 22:45:42 | More by deebo
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +5%

05-10-2014 19:34:00 | More by Griffith
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-20-2014 04:34:41 | More by beergorrilla
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

04-06-2014 22:42:18 | More by ohiobeer29
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2013 01:14:19 | More by Keith_R
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dsaylor

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12%

12-14-2011 04:08:36 | More by dsaylor
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Bierguy5

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-30-2013 21:58:40 | More by Bierguy5
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tommy5

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-29-2013 03:30:55 | More by tommy5
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metter98

New York

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

On-tap at Thirsty Monk, Asheville, NC

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with a thin white head that died down and left a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Sweet aromas of malts are present in the nose along with hints of adjuncts.
T: The taste has flavors of sweet malts and corn adjuncts along with a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation
O: I wouldn't really consider this to be a true biere de garde as it doesn't have any flavors of earthy yeast.

05-30-2013 14:14:41 | More by metter98
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +19%

01-31-2013 23:10:47 | More by bismarksays
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brewtus

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12%

02-28-2013 00:05:16 | More by brewtus
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oline73

Maryland

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

Served in a snifter at churchkey in dc.

Pours a cloudy golden color with an amber hue. There isn't much head at all. I'm getting Belgian spice in the nose along with a mild citrus note. The flavor is light and full of yeast spice. This is an extremely dry beer. Just a bit herbal. The finis is bone dry.

02-18-2013 22:20:17 | More by oline73
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5%

09-03-2012 16:23:22 | More by Zaphog
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16%

09-15-2013 06:29:17 | More by smartassboiler
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -30%

11-17-2012 19:38:22 | More by SportsandJorts
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%

Served in a shaker pint glass at World of Beer - Naperville.

It's been an awfully long time since I've had a new Bell's beer, so I was pretty jazzed (get it?) to find this during my random trip to Naperville. It pours a clear golden-straw topped by a half-finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises barley, light flowers, a hint of earthy yeast, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, though the yeast is a bit more expressive now, providing an extra bit of earthy spiciness (or spicy earthiness...it's pretty tough to tell the two apart), and there's a stronger contingent of grass. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid brew, though not the most representative of the biere de garde style. That said, I'd easily drink another of these if offered. Consider this the tourist's version of the drink, the more easy-going "light" version. Something like that...

07-30-2013 17:19:24 | More by TMoney2591
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12%

11-17-2011 13:55:44 | More by sideshowe
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -9%

08-16-2013 18:15:24 | More by nmann08
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coz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +12%

08-25-2012 15:17:25 | More by coz
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TheConnMan

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2%

02-05-2013 21:56:17 | More by TheConnMan
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.53/5  rDev -1.1%

Of the three beers that comprise the "Jazz" serries, it's this one that comes the closest to capturing taste and texture of French farmhoue ales. But even with it's grounding in pilsner malt and woodish accents, it preferrs a simplified palate compared to more authentic versions.

The beer opens with a glowing gold color that diffuses light through an even yeasty haze. Capped by a stark wihite cotton-textured foam, the ale retains the session and laces the glass spottedly with a quiet confidence.

Pilsner-like aromas fill the nose but bring with it the fruity lemon and apple accents that Belgian saisons enjoy. But without the spices, the biere de garde relies on corkish wood notes to achieve balance and complexity.

More of the same manifests in taste as the full pilsner flavor commands the flavor profile. Bready and somewhat grainy, the beer seems to borrow a moderate wheaty taste to give a fuller taste. Pleasantly acidic and with a kiss of hay, both the hops and yeast work to impart intrigue and refreshment.

Fuller in body than either German lagers or saisons, the beer's added heft is rich, creamy, and bready throughout- only waivering a bit through the middle palate in order to allow the mild sulfury acidity, tame hop bitterness, and alcohol warmth to assiste the the balance to finish.

Even with the notes of wood, acid, wheat, and hops, the beer is still rather tame and simplified when compared to the more rustic, earthen, and often well cellered versions of norther France of sourthern Belgium.

10-20-2012 02:32:01 | More by BEERchitect
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Zach136

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +5%

02-02-2013 01:13:23 | More by Zach136
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kbrown

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -23%

06-29-2013 18:12:25 | More by kbrown
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Le Batteur from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
81 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.