Pouring a dark straw hue, Avant Garde’s ephemeral white head vanishes before the delicate aroma nestles in the nose. Soft, floral hop scents speak first before a grassy, slightly musty farmhouse fragrance sweeps the bouquet. Light bready notes splash against the tongue, trailed by orange hops. Herbal, spicy notes rise up in the back before firm bitterness sweeps the mouth, punctuating the swallow with an abrupt dry finish. With a heavy-handed hop profile, Avant Garde will satiate hopheads exploring this otherwise intricate farmhouse style.