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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Goblet pour @ the brewpub. Color us a very red and pink hued brown, thick, cannot see through it yet it radiates just a little bit. This was an interesting beer, not sure what kind of yeast did all this. The aroma is like cheery pie crust and cola mixed together. A weird combination of malts and yeast, cool and different. It is similar in flavor but is a bit muffled by the strong carbonation. However, the carbonation helps offset the thicker mouthfeel, this juxtaposition adds nicely to the original structure of the beer. The flavor get s a bit earthy vegetable (in a good way) as well. I would be interested to see this recipe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark honey colour with white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, zesty lemon/lime, funk and other interesting smells. Can’t quite pin down the aroma. Flavour is better than the aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma throws a bit of a peculiar horsey and farmlike malt character, a bit swampy. Some deeper, ruddier esters. Pours a hazy, cloudy amber-orange, with a soapy white head. Flavor is unique. A lot, a lot, alot of orange and orange rind character. Still a bit cheesy, like some of the crystal in a well-aged true cave-aged emmental or comte. Foamy and fresh. An interesting biere de garde. Very true to style, in my opinion, with some additional expressive flavor.

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