JanLaursen (2659) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75 cl, at Papsø. Almost clear orange, small white head. Straw, toffee, yeast in the nose. Flavor is malty, grainy, yeasty, spicy. Low bitterness. Dry bready finish. Ok, but....
Ungstrup (28229) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, yeast, and spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, yeast, and spices, leading to a dry finish.
yespr (29418) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Solid carbonation. Light toasted malty. Sweet and caramelish. Light cornish into a dry malty finish.
Papsoe (25100) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy amber with an off-white head. Sweet toffeeish aroma with a little dusty hops. Medium body, excessive casrbonation. Sweet overripe fruit and some caramel, a little ashy and dusty. Some perfumy hops leading to a dry finish. 270812
mcox90 (1424) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.1 oz bottle. Another gift from Secret Santa. Batch 007, Bottle 8455. Pours a hazy burnt orange with a 1/2" foamy white top. Sweet aroma of candied sugar with some fruit notes. Flavor is sweet as well. Lots of dark sugar, vanilla and yeast. Moderate bodied and bubbly. Quite enjoyable.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is an odd duck. Reddish color a bit cloudy thin head. taste is earth, sweetness but really lacking the belgian esters I expected and feeling like a bad knock off more than a real beir de garde. It’s not terrible it’s just not good.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark amber color with tan head. Caramel, bready, earthy ,dry spice aromas. medium body. Toasted caramel, earthy, bready flavors--good
Dixonian (1540) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull brown body with some frothy white head. Aromas of fruit, honey sweetness, and spices - flavor is earthy and floral.
LinusStick (2733) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A delicious and refreshing Biere de garde. Aroma was nice but odd. Vinegar and roasted malt. Pour was a nice bubbly light brown with a two finger off white head. Taste was good. A slight sour and acidic flavor with tons of carbonation. Roasted malt is there but can’t cut through the other flavored. Finish is almost sour and leaves the mouth refreshed. Nice beer.
Mora2000 (5304) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Batch 005, bottled 12-15-11.
The beer is way over carbonated. As I was about halfway through unscrewing the cage, the cork shot out of the bottle and smashed into the ceiling. Not sure where the cage ended up, but I guess I will find it eventually.
Once the beer calmed down a bit, it pours a clear orange-amber color with a white head. The aroma has a good bit of coriander and pepper, as well as some toffee and orange citrus notes. The flavor has quite a bit of toffee and caramel, as well as some strong Belgian yeast notes. There is also a hint of coriander. The carbonation is way too high and the mouthfeel is about medium. Not sure what this would taste like if the carbonation was normal, but I think it would probably be better.