Slipstream (2164) - USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purchased in an overpriced champagne bottle. Lots of nice aroma hopes are the outstanding feature. It tastes like a fairly bitter & yeasty APA. Not bad, but I probably wouldn’t get it again.
BeeZales (17) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Apple aroma and more apple notes. Mild for a farmhouse but complex and easy to drink.
TylerGreenDC (504) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Aroma of baked apples. Flavor of smoked apples and toffee malts. Really lovely.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/28/13 Christmas 2012 gift from Sabina. Aged for almost a year until Thanksgiving 2013. Bright, apple cinnamon scent. Beautiful copper appearance. Light feel, crisp. Tart cinnamon flavor up front to a fruity, nutty middle, an a slightly blunt, bitter finish, like wood. Overall, a solid French ale.
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Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad!) poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, yeast, citrus and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of crackers, yeast, white pepper and light citrus with a crisp lingering peppery finish.
jmm635 (906) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light amber color with a thick fluffy white head. Good amount of floaters. Aroma of funky Belgian yeast, earth, pepper, light hops. Nice and dry with good hop presence. High carbonation. Wish more brewers could make a good biere de garde like this!
Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Hazy amber color with a white head. high carbonation. Malt, citrys, yeast and grassy aromas. Bitter hop flavors, lemon, yeast, hay. Not bad at all.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a hazy pink color. Not what I normally associate with a Biere de Garde. Had a tiny bit of Belgian yeast feel and a tiny bit of fruit notes. Was very sharp. Brewers Association dinner at The Tasting Kitchen in Venice. The slight tartness of this delicate beer undercut the duck as did the endive to make an excellent pairing.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this bottle. Orange-amber pour with a white head. The aroma is full of brown sugar, Belgian candy sugar and toffee. The flavor is toffee, yeast, pepper, alcohol and oranges. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mansquito (3927) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Eulogy, Philly tap: Pours a copperish color with a white head. Aroma is yeast, bread, non-citrus fruitiness. Taste is lightly sweet. A wee bit spicy. Bread and yeast. I like this more than I usually like bier de gardes.