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.
ABUSEDGOAT (2394) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, some bread, light yeast. Medium bodied, not a huge fan.
sinfull (838) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown , big off-white head. Malt and yeasty aroma with spices. Yeast and spices in malty taste . Dry bitterness in finish. High carbonated , full bodied . Interesting kind of beer de garde.
bhensonb (11095) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #018. 750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of roasty malt and celery. AKA Belgian yeast stuff. Med body or so. Flavor is rather peppery/spicy with chocolate and darkish malt. Kind of musty, but not like sweatsox/brett. Maybe like sucking on old dry wood. Could be some coriander. It sort of tingles all around the mouth. FInally I get it. It’s earthy. Sort of dirt aspects! Not barnyard. I’m diggin’ it.
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Smell is musty and yeasty. Taste is quite different though and is toasted bready and lightly bitter. Quite tasty actually and much better than the smell. Crisp and enjoyable.
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Meduim- light tan head. A light earthy brown color that seems to be darker brown around the edges
Mild malt, cocoa, light alcohol scent
Both mild and heavily roasted malt presence, fruit, light mouthfeel and a familiar Belgian style coriander finish.
This beer has a light mouthfeel, is very rich in flavor yet very drinkable. I also enjoyed how it is very roasted and malty and yet still has traditional Belgian qualities which make it a complex and refreshing beer considering it’s a heavily malted beer.
ketchepillar (1075) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stubby 375mL bottle. Not too exciting of a beer, and the flavors that are there are just muddled and messy. Some nice biere de garde "oldness". I would drink this with duck I think.
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Amber orange in color with a thin white head. Sweet taste, yeast, fruits, malty sweetness, some breadiness. The smell is fruits, grain, malt, and yeast.
Fritz123 (1017) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Pete and Gail...Thanks! Pours a brown-amber with a thin head. Looks a little watery. Some lacing. Aroma is barnyard, slight musty brett, malts and leather. The taste is similar. It really has the barnyard funk to it. Maybe slightly infected? Malty, no sweetness, medium carbonation, light body. Overall it was OK but not sure if infected or not. Kind of odd.
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Zio Carlo, but I've had this a bajillion times before. I remember 330 cl bottle of this gushing in my sink one time. But I digress. Pours a very murky reddish brown color with a super foamy beige head. Aroma is malty, roasted caramel and musty notes. Almost floral as well. Flavor is dry, floral, perfume, light in mouthfeel and bitter on the finish. I remember this having more of a sugary element to it previously.
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GT2 (8444) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL. Pours a full haze orange with higher carbonation. Nose is celery, sugar, sticky. Taste is sticky maple, overcarbonated body. Aerated palate, a bit drained and mineral heavy. Not much flavor wise, pretty bland. Mildly infected perhaps.