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Brewer's Art La Petroleuse - The Brewer's Art

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BA SCORE
89
very good

56 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Brewer's Art visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GeoffFromSJ on 03-09-2004)
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A biere de garde, eh? This strikes me as a mesh of belgian pale ale and some biere de garde characteristics. I think it carries what you'd want to see, but there is the unfiltered edge to it that kind of clogs the experience and is a slight detractor. Carbonation is a bit too aggressive also. Overall, not too shabby really. And it's growing on me over time.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap into a chalice at Brewer's Art.

A big golden amber orange body that glows nicely. Served with a very creamy top, slightly tan colored with very thin bubbles set together. Not much noticeable carbonation, but nice in this glass.

Big punch of yeast on the nose, and large amounts of maple sugar like sweetness. Quite nice, with some good dryness as well.

First taste is a tonic water quinine then some the maple sensing sugar action kicks in. Nice controlled almost french toast like sweetness but with a yeasty punch. Tight carbonation, almost dry white wine like finish with some creamy character to match also.

Not too bad overall, not much farmhouse like senses, but definitely good controlled dark Belgian sucrose that comes out more like maple. Very nice.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL corked & caged bottle into a matchy-matchy Brewer's Art goblet. Moderately gentle hand. Label reads, #191 9/20/2014. This has been in the cellar for about a year.

A: Orange-amber with good clarity. 1.5 fingers white head that fades to a coating at 2 minutes. Light lacing.

S: Malty fruit. Floral notes. Orange. Grape. Apple. Spice & pepper. Toffee. Caramel. Traces of indistinct hop. Initially there were some faint soap, acetone notes that disappeared with the first sip.

T: Malty sweetness with interesting herbal character initially. Followed by strong (black/white) pepper notes. A light English-type hopping on the back end closes with a fairly dry finish. Perceivable alcohol and a bit boozy for 7-8% ABV. Pepper. Spice.

M: Moderate, creamy carbonation with a moderate body. Solid.

O: Ok, full disclosure: I've only had about half a dozen different Biere de garde in my beer-drinking life, max. However, this one is the best. Nice malt, good balance, and really love the pepper notes. Overall, a pretty complex brew. Not sure if the extra year of aging made much of a difference, though.

Prost!

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#191 9/20/14

Served in a Port City snifter.

A: Poured out a pretty clear, orange-amber color, with a slight chill haze and some soap-like bubbles that died down rather quickly.

S: Lots of inviting white pepper and fresh bread dough. Smells great and very different from the norm.

T: I was worried that this was going to be completely devoid of sweetness. I'm glad I was mistaken. To merely call this sour dough would be cheapening it. I would say this was more dessert-like than that. It was sort of like the sweet doughnuts given out at the Great American Restaurants (Sweetwater Tavern, Carlyle Grande, Coastal Flats, etc. in DC). Awesome spicy, honey-infused, yet savory finish.

M: Spritzy and feels very comfortable on the palate. Not too sweet due to the peppery spices, but the honey character is most evident. Mild splotchy lacing.

O: One of my favorites so far in 2013. I will definitely try this again and insist on trying it very soon just to make sure my bottle wasn't a mere fluke.

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