Petit Ardennes | Lost Nation Brewing

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Brewed by:
Lost Nation Brewing
Vermont, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 164
Photo of Hyptochrons
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

recently got a growler fill of this from the bev. consumed the same day. nice looking brew.

awesome nose on this one - totally unexpected! tropical notes of pineapple, orange, soft peach, dank earthyness, grass, light garlicky/onion spice and slight funk.

palate is citrus up front, bright orange note, followed by bready malt and sweet grains, lemony citrus, grapefruit, grassyness, spicy onion and garlic, and a light hoppy bitterness on the finish.

feel is a little watery but only a minor complaint as its still tasty and highly drinkable.

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Photo of ELS
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lost Nation. Bartender suggested this one and I wasn't disappointed. This beer has a unique, a little funky full flavor for a low abv beer. I can't quite place the flavors other than to say it drinks easy and you don't get tired of the beer because the little bit of funk keeps it interesting.

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

Had at Lost Nation on Saturday, 9/26. Pours a cloudy bright gold color with a smaller head that sticks around. Really great aroma on this of grapefruit, lemon, belgian yeast, and malts. Flavor follows the nose, the sweetness is first, not overwhelming, and it's kicked out by a big grapefruit wave. Finishes slightly spicy from the yeast with some residual sweetness. Lighter body but still feels full on the tongue. A lovely beer and easily one of my new favorites from Lost Nation, cheers!

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Photo of jmasher85
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A good, interesting, sophisticated beer. It has a strong hoppy, flowery flavor - I'm getting some rose and pine in the nose. Taste is a tad sweet, and the hops are doing some interesting, unique things that I can't quite pin down.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a mostly clear, golden orange color. Head is frothy and well sized. It leaves lots of lace.

S-Saison spices, pale fruits along with lemons. Chalky yeast. Impressive aroma for a Table Beer; it's got plenty of power.

T-Belgian spice isn't overpowering but it does dominate the flavor. Some lemon, pear, apple. A bit of grass. A bit funky here and there. Finishes with tartness that is really uplifting.

M-Light, crisp and mostly refreshing but the yeast flavors did catch up to me after a few sips. The tartness nullifies most of the other issues I didn't love.

O-A light bodied Belgian aimed at sessionability. It doesn't sacrifice much flavor in order to be so light, too. Really enjoyed the design and the semi-lactic, tart finish is a great way to reinvigorate the palate.

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Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Takes two pours from the bartender to settle the extensive head. The liquid is cloudy lime-yellow color. Good ring lace. Cloudy as expected.

Pale malt aroma with little Belgian yeast nose. It smells like creamed corn.

Strong corn flavor up front...I'm reminded of buttered popcorn. It's not bad, just surprising. The hop bitterness jumps in to relieve this, but "Belgian" does not come to mind for the flavor except for the ever so slight yeast presence. Good body with an elevated carbonation.

In the end, I like this beer--it tastes good and is unusual.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.39/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Skinny Pancake in Burlington.
Served in a standard pint glass. A very light honey color with minimal sudsy head.
Smell was pleasant with some good bready background.
Taste was so nice, crisp with a lightly sour finish. Really, really enjoyed the sour finish that Lost Nation is so well known for.
Overall, a delicious, low alcohol beer that was refreshing, crisp and had great flavor.

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

A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and some lacing

S-toasted malt, yeast, fruity, spices

T-toasted malt, tropical fruit, spices, hint of citrus, yeasty

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-easy drinking and great tasting BPA, very enjoyable

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Photo of wedge
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

@ Prohibition Pig

Hazy blonde color under an attractive, thick, creamy head. Aromas of pale, toasty malt, dough, and light spicy, fruity yeast esters. Nice, toasted malt sweetness in the flavor along with some pale, spicy fruit. Light bodied, super crisp, and extremely drinkable. Very nice...simple, but quite enjoyable. I enjoyed everything I tried from Lost Nation and I hope to pay them a visit next time I'm up in VT.

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Photo of skivtjerry
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very light amber; medium sized white head sticks around. Slight haze.

S: Sweet and toasty malt along with yeasty fruitiness. A slight funky edge.

T: Toasty and sweet malts, very tasty Belgiany yeast notes. Pretty dry finish.

M: Medium light body, no astringency, clean dry finish.

O: Fantastic session beer; hits all the right notes.

edit: After a further few months of drinking this beer, I feel the need to revise my rating upward. It's just an outstanding example of an old school farmhouse ale. Full of flavor and you can still walk away in a straight line after having several. A great match for almost any food. Certainly captures the spirit of beer appreciation better than the many barrel aged, 12% ABV, specially treated whatever beers, though I like a few of those too.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a pint glass at the Mad Taco.

Appearance - Clear golden yellow. Huge white head. Beautiful lacing and surface foam.

Smell - Lemony bright yeasty aroma. Some hops. A little yeasty.

Taste - Hop flavor up front. Citrusy. A little soapy. Touch of sweetness. Estery and a bit of grain.

Mouthfeel - Pretty light. Well carbonated. Grainy body as the flavor drops off.

Overall - This isn't the most flavorful beer, but it's tasty and clean.

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Photo of GermanHero
4.62/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75


I love all the achouffe beers, and yet the high alcohol makes it so I can only have a few...This is the best of both worlds! An amazing interpretation of a Belgian Pale Ale.

I has a great color, blonde is a perfect word for it.

It has great notes of tropical fruit, spice and herbs. The smell is great, combined with the solid carbonation and the wonderful mouth feel. This has easily become my got to draft beer. I just hope more folks start to carry it!

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Photo of bobv
4.77/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After a recent revisit to this beer at their brewpub what I found totally blew me away. The most flavorful 4.2% beer I have ever had. Simply amazing!!!

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Photo of liamt07
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Prohibition Pig, into a tulip.

Poured an orangey gold, with a whispy white head that retained quite nicely. Nose has some toasty wheat, light spicing, musky/funky yeast notes and some gentle fruitiness. Palate follows, lovely funk and fruit notes, sweeter and drying. Feels like this would be a nice table beer.

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