La Bavaisienne | Brasserie Theillier

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Theillier
France

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
81
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.74%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of shelby415
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

1 PT 9.4 FL OZ bottle
Served in an oversized wine glass

This beer pours a real deep, deep amber color with rust colored highlights. It is topped several inches of effervescent foam that is tan in color and leaves little lacing.

The smell has fig and date notes along with a bread or cookie aroma.

The taste follows the smell. I get fig and date flavors with a dry, crisp finish.

Thin and highly carbonated leaving a clean palate after each sip.

This is a tasty, light, easy drinking beer. I figured it seemed appropriate to pluck it from the cellar on Bastille Day.

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Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Rylorax
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of coedwards
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Barnsley
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of psoriasaurus
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of hopley
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of pintpeddler
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of RBorsato
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of shleepy
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into chalice-style glass.

A: Hazy amber, with lots of and lots of floating sediment.

S: Sugary and lightly-fruity malt notes.

T: Very representative of the style. Hard candy / sugar flavor that lingers well into the aftertaste. Pleasant caramel maltiness. Mild balancing bitternes.

M: Feels very light and refreshing. Medium carbonation

O: Represents the biere de garde style very well.

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Photo of bb8189
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Photo of HevvyMetalHippie
2.75/5  rDev -32.8%

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of nh2032
3/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of Dope
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

No date that I could find.

A: Bottle explodes with foam immediately upon cracking the cap. Lost a good portion to the gushing. Pours a very dark red with lots of floaties. Enormous foamy tan head that refuses to die down. Bottle continues to foam out of the top for an easy 10 minutes. *sigh* Head finally fades away, leaving thick (like 1/4" thick solid walls) lacing. Great head retention too as you can imagine with a perpetual island of foam remaining behind.

S: Very malty with sweet grains and caramel. Bready.

T: Yup, malty from start to finish. Sweet grainy breadiness throughout. Caramel sweetness blends in. Some stale hops in the aftertaste, can't quite place them. Citrusy maybe with a hint of grass? Hint of honey in the aftertaste is a nice touch. Mildly spicy throughout.

M: High carbonation with a nice medium body. Smooth.

O: Pretty plain biere de garde. Nice sweet maltiness to it but that's about it. Fairly one note. Quite smooth, tasty and drinkable however. I tried to be fair on the ratings, I'm guessing this is old given the stale hops flavor and the huge amount of floaties. Shame on the brewer/distributor for not dating their bottles, however.

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Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of mscudder
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Seriously massive never ending gusher here upon opening. Pours extremely cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off-white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, pear, apple, grape, honey, floral, herbal, clove, pepper, bread, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt with fruity/spicy ester notes. Taste of caramel, pear, apple, grape, honey, bread, floral, herbal, clove, pepper, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, light fruits, honey, bread, floral, herbal, clove, pepper, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy ester flavors with moderate hop earthiness; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Biere de Garde style! All around great balance and complexity of malt with fruity/spicy esters and hop flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.32/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into a wine glass

A: Pours a clear copper color with a finger of dense white head.

S: Caramel mixes with dark fruit, but in a way that the beer seems to remain dry. Cloves help balance the beer and add some complexity. A light fruitiness helps add a brightness to the beer.

T: A strong breadiness is the strongest flavor of the beer with an underlying dark fruit aspect and clove. The flavors seemlessly mix together to create a very tasty beer. I taste a few other subtle spices, including nutmeg and cinnamon.

M: Medium to thick mouthfeel with strong carbonation.

O: This is an extremely satisfying beer. It provides a great bready quality that mixes with a mild caramel sweetness and a phenolic clove and nutmeg character.

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La Bavaisienne from Brasserie Theillier
4.09 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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