Avant Garde | The Lost Abbey

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719 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
At the Lost Abbey, we pride ourselves on producing beers of the highest quality and distinction. Avant Garde is our commitment to brewing beers to no particular style. Some might want to label this as a beer brewed in the Biere de Garde tradition of Northern France. We would prefer to say it was brewed in the Avant Garde style of beers that will reward all those who seek the not so ordinary. Deep gold in color with hints of biscuits, caramel and fresh baked bread, this beer is sure to delight the senses and palates of consumers everywhere.

Added by xlperro on 05-12-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
719
Reviews:
347
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
73
For Trade:
3
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Photo of JuiceMan818
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jsalz21
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shelby415
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCal_Matt
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bret717
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

02/05/2017

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wpreynolds
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EEscobar
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitch
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 1 pint 9.4 fl oz bottle, bottled sometime in 2015 (as far as I can tell), and poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear copper colour with a big two finger off white head that dissipated fairly quickly but left decent lacing.

Aroma: Generally quite light, sweet malt, toasty bread, orange zest, apple, pear, earthy and spice.

Taste: Biscuity, light berries and caramel with a touch of honey, peppery spice and light alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Dry, medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was nice, enjoyable and easy to drink.

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle from Green Mountain Liquor.. Pours out a milky pale golden with soft white bubbly head. Spicy aroma, equal parts floral and savory. Taste follows, spice, yeast, bready malts and faint floral notes.

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Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thoglund
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnlatona
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ReviewingUnderInfluence
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Taster drank right at their location in San Marcos. Nice sweet bread and biscuit maltiness, some phenolic Belgian yeast characters. The couple oz's I had were pretty nice.

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmg480
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.14/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy copper colored brew with an off white head with globs of lacing. Nice musty, fruity, malty, yeasty aroma. The taste is amazingly malty and fruity with a taste that reminds me a bit of strawberries. There is some nice carbonation and moderate bitterness. This is a really tasty beer.

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Photo of RajaSTL
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hman43
4.21/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours golden with a full head. It is hazy with a slightly off white head.

Smell: It has a malty sweet aroma highlighted by toast and bread. There are some spices and light fruit as it warms.

Taste: It has flavors of toast and bread. There are also moderate spices and low pepper. As it warms, it has a fruity ester character that develops.

Fee: It has a dry finish with a moderate body. There is some alcohol warming.

Overall, this is a beer balance toward the malt with a complex blend of flavors.

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Avant Garde from The Lost Abbey
3.81 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
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