Electrostatic | Lightning Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lightning Brewery
California, United States
lightningbrewery.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by radshoesbro on 10-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
47
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.4%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Dark amber color. Really malty with spicy notes, higher ABV without the higher ABV finish.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.8/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerMeCJS
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of srandycarter
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Clear caramel color. Not much head.
S- Tang of wood, slight bite, vanilla.
T - Tropical fruit, banana, malt, slightly sour, a little wood.
M - Medium body, fair finish and balance.
D - Good to try once.

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3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.23/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GatorCoop
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Very strong tasting ale. Gave me a headache after one drink.
Very different.

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Photo of travolta
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: Nicely spotted lacing with very good retention and form. Suspended yeast in the orange/apricot colored. beer.

Nose: Clean coriander, clove, and banana.

Taste: Lots of malty sweetness with caramel fruits and yeast. Coriander, malty sweetness, lemon zest, slight citrus hops, cloves, and spices.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of tone77
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is boozy, caramel malt, some fruit. Taste is alcohol, malts, spicy, more alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but a bit heavy on the alcohol.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.2/5  rDev -13%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.68/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of DavidHume
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into tulip appears as a hazy grapeftuit-orange color, large head dissipates rather quickly.
S: Yeasty, boozy, with some sweetness and fruit
T: Taste a malty sweetness with some fruit, yeast, and alcohol.
M: Full bodied with good carbonation
O: An interesting beer, at first I found it too boozy but then it mellowed and more complex flavors came through. My first Biere de Garde style and since I have a few bottles I plan on aging them to see what happens.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden-orange with a finger off-white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet grainy and pilsner malts with Belgian yeast, banana, spices, lemon zest, and bit of booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of sweet grainy and pilsner malts with some lemon zest citrus hops and some coriander. Through the middle, some more Belgian yeast flavor comes through with some banana, clove, and more coriander. The finish is a mix of Belgian yeast, coriander, clove, spices, sweet grainy malts, lemon zest, and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet, spicy, and estery finish.

D - Very drinkable. Nice Bière de Garde. Good balance of yeast flavors and body and malts.

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz, Winter '12
Lost Abbey tulip

A: Pours a fairly clear amber orange color. Basically only a ringer around the edges off white head. Carbonation seems minimal.

S: Nose is strange, almost vinous. Very white grape and apple notes. And alcohol.

T: Flavor follows the nose. It's not that great. I get that strange alcohol laden white grape and apple cider flavor.

M: Medium bodied.

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Electrostatic from Lightning Brewery
3.68 out of 5 based on 47 ratings.
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