Avant Gourde
The Lost Abbey

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #246
ABV:
7%
Score:
84
Ranked #37,958
Avg:
3.67 | pDev: 11.99%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
37
From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  2
Gots
  1
SCORE
84
Good
Notes:
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mac31 from California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Draft to tulip

Not as good as their standard offering. I did appreciate the attempt, a nice change of pace. Nice seasonal spices in the finish. Go for the standard Avante Garde.

Dec 06, 2014
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cbutova from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On draft at Sierra Grille, Northampton, MA.

A- Dark brown body from the tap to a snifter with a creamy off white head. Good retention and a frothy texture. Spotty lacing with some drizzle.

S- Slight Brett comes to mind right away with a light musty hint and some fruit. Hints of Belgian yeast spice, pumpkin spice and toasted malts. Just a tad faint.

T- Pumpkin spice picks up the pace here but is still kept in check by the malts and spicy yeasts. Nutmeg, cinnamon, dry Brett straw, farmhouse yeast, dried fruits and toasted caramel malts. Light earthy squash.

MF- Medium bodied even with most of the sugar seemingly dried out. Fluffy texture and medium high carbonation with some bite. Spicy bitterness.

Balance is key here. Plenty of spice, farmhouse dry yeast and some pumpkin. Enjoy this quite a bit.

Oct 28, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.52/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange-brown with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, acidic, and slight Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, earth, and slight Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett and spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with the pumpkin characteristics on really coming through in the taste for me.

Serving type: on top.

Oct 19, 2014
Avant Gourde from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 37 ratings