Avant Gourde
The Lost Abbey

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From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
ABV:
7%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 12.22%
Ratings:
37
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Oct 22, 2016
Added:
Sep 17, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  1
SCORE
83
Good
Notes: None
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2.88 by StoutSnob40 from California on Oct 22, 2016
 
3.64 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Mar 26, 2015
 
3.52 by KimenTshom from California on Feb 13, 2015
 
4.17 by thampel09 from New Jersey on Dec 18, 2014
 
3.5 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Dec 13, 2014
 
2.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Dec 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
by mac31 from California

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
 
3.75 by yourefragile from District of Columbia on Nov 29, 2014
 
3.5 by ChicagoNick from Illinois on Nov 29, 2014
 
3.25 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2014
 
3.25 by sjrodriguez from California on Nov 24, 2014
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Nov 22, 2014
 
4 by tkdchampxi from New Jersey on Nov 21, 2014
 
3.75 by SocalKicks from California on Nov 20, 2014
 
3.72 by rolltide from Pennsylvania on Nov 18, 2014
 
3.75 by Hopmodium from Washington on Nov 13, 2014
 
3.75 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Nov 12, 2014
 
3.75 by MICAMD from Maryland on Nov 10, 2014
 
3.75 by warnerry from Michigan on Nov 10, 2014
 
3.5 by Gregaroo from Pennsylvania on Oct 31, 2014
 
2 by Tom-Peters from California on Oct 31, 2014
 
4 by PatGreer from Massachusetts on Oct 31, 2014
 
3.75 by Davepoolesque from Massachusetts on Oct 29, 2014
 
3.75 by Kegatron from Pennsylvania on Oct 29, 2014
 
3.75 by Kmlund from Massachusetts on Oct 29, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by cbutova from Massachusetts

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
 
4 by WasupBeerQueen from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2014
 
3 by braican from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2014
 
4 by Masters from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2014
 
4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Oct 24, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by UCLABrewN84 from California

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
 
3.77 by elliott1184 from Minnesota on Oct 18, 2014
 
4 by kmoen from California on Oct 18, 2014
 
3.75 by KangarooRat from California on Oct 16, 2014
 
4 by jjf3792 from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2014
 
3.85 by turbotype from California on Oct 06, 2014
 
3.65 by wethorseblanket from California on Oct 04, 2014
Avant Gourde from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 37 ratings