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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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
travita (3845) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Cloudy amber with a large beige head. Aroma is of malt and apple. Taste is of spice, yeast and grain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
6th rating, tap at Capones, didn’t know what to expect from this and I liked it. Pours rich brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nondescript. Taste is woah, lots of berry, fruit, some spice and nice funk. Tasty, nice!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pantanap (3350) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark, reddish-amber color with a tall, lasting head of dense, spongy, khaki colored foam. Thick, sticky sheets of lacing coat nearly the entire glass. The aroma shows notes of spicy, peppery wildflowers, white pepper, and dried grassy hops atop a malt base of dusty, dried out caramel and bread malt. It’s solidly balanced between the malt, spice, and floral hops. Flavors include graham cracker malts and more dry caramel, with notes of dusty white pepper, marigold, coriander, and a hint of dried orange peel. The spice profile is really quite nice, working perfectly with the low hop presence and the bready malt. Medium bodied, with a bubbly, spritzy carbonation, the palate starts out round, moving towards a dry finish. Good bière de garde.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3277) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2009
25.4 oz bottle. Murky brown with a thick foamy head. Nose is apricot, strawberry, lemon and rising barnyard. Medium body with a crisp tingle. Taste is peach, citrus peel and yeast. Bitter pithy finish a touch metallic. Another curious stylistic twist from Bullfrog.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle from Hopdog. Lactic, fruity, pineapple, some clementine; a great selection of summer fruits. Nice complexity. Nice and dry, doughy, cookie, a little bit of lemon cake, and milky eggs. Not quite a Biere de Garde, at least in the traditional French sense, but this seems like what a BdG would be if the French examples were actually any good. Let’s call it an idealized Biere de Garde.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Cork gives a large pop, then pours red-copper with a nice beige head. Vinous nose with a lot of sugary grape and apple, also some cinnamon. Flavor is a buzz-kill though, a thorough mess of spice and light fruit sweetness, heavily contrasted. Strong carbonation. Probably my least favorite Bullfrog bottle thus far.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3148) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, 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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