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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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As a lover of saisons I felt it necessary to brew its French counterpart, the Biere de Garde, full of luxurious richness with its aroma sweet to tart candy apples. The palette is full of expressive malt yet finishes dry and spicy with a note of tartness from the yeast.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
thanks to kan for sharing! pours hazy amber with white head. nose of strawberries, mild tartness, yeast. flavors of caramel, berry, grainy, yeasty, dry spicy finish. odd tasting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
750ml bottle from kramer. thanks jason.... pours a medium apple cider brown and a medium frothy white head.... aroma of must, yeast, berries, some mint?, and very spices...slighty tart, and earthy. muted flavor overall. some berries to add but doesn’t mesh well all things considered.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2009
750 shared by vferg. Pours a hazed honey amber- a bit muddy with a huge carbonation and a dirty yeasty big head. Aroma has a sharp sweet-tartness to it, with weird fruity esters esp as it warms- almost a grape and strawberry ester presence- with a muddled yeasty and dry crackery malts. Flavor is yeasty, phenolic, fruity, dough, dirty muddy yeast, toffee, light sweetness with a hint of tartness in the finish. A bit messy and really looks kinda bad next to the Haverhill BdG. This is a definite miss for Bullfrog.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at Paul’s place for Kan’s visit. Pours a murky light brown with a medium sized white head. Light sweet caramel, grain, slight musk, and a bit of old apples. Medium bodied, light acid note. Finishes with a touch of a slow bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boamr (309) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a dark brown color with a big white head to it. Has a spice and yeast. Has a spicy sweet taste with a bit of yeast. This was much better on tap

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is cloudy, orange in color with an off white head. The smell is orange, fruits, yeast, sweet, and good. The taste is fruits, sweet, alcohol, and a mix.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (3983) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Bottle shared at Moosetoberfest. Poured a honey amber with a thick large foamy mostly white head. Aroma was vinous with chardonnay notes, wood and apple cider. Full foamy bodied. Slight metallic notes on the initial flavor, grains and rust over top some white grapes and vinegar. I was rather underwhelmed by this and once again Bullfrog seems to be more Bullshit and hype then good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of light tart fruit, light yeast, wheat bread crusts, grains, spices, cardamom, earth, slight citric acid, slight sour-apple, and slight fruit. Poured muddy brown in color with a large, loose, tan head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is complex, lightly sweet, and slightly bitter. Tastes of dirty malts, light spices, yeast, slight sugary fruit candy, slight citric acid, slight mushroom, light hops, and slight wood. Light to medium body. Dry, slightly chalky texture. Lively carbonation makes my cheeks expand. Malt, grain, light hop finish is dry and slightly chalky. 7.2%ABV is completely hidden.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Hazy body with a small head. Aroma has some citrus, wheat, a hint of spice and some faint funk. Flavor is bright, crisp, smooth and a little tart fruit, spice and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2009
bottle from trade from BA. poured a cloudy amber with a wonderful off white head. aroma of citrus, tart, and something funky i couldnt place. flavor was pretty much the same, stuff going on that i coulndt place. light body with high carbonation.


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