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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 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9548) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle shared by JCB. Nose is great. Caramel apple, big time. But the apple appears to be green and tart, as even the nose reveals it’s going to be sour. This isn’t really a good thing for the beer, though. It’s weird. And cloudy as hell. I swear the masses of funk at the bottle had the slightest green/gray tint... tadpoles?

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
Poured a hazy brown color with an off-white head. Mildly sweet aroma with spicy phenols hitting the nose. The flavor was sweet and malty with notes of yeast and phenolic pepper. Light to medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10870) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Brown pour. Yeasty aroma, dry apples, and some light tartness. Flavor is dry and fruity with some yeast. Interesting. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2010
bottle pours deep gold with a medium white head. Aroma is fruity with lots of yeast character. Flavor is fruity, raspberry, strawberry and a lingering sweet berry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (5779) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Cloudy brown pour with tan head and lace. Light brown sugar aroma. Brown sugar and a light sour. Light/medium bodied with no carbonation. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a large bone colored head over a muddy amber body. Aroma is butter, cinnamon, pastries, alcohol and apple pie. Really nice. Taste is a bit sour with some green apple, and caramel. Doesn’t live up to the aroma. Fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2009
750 ml-pours a retaining thin off white head and cloudy orange/amber color. Aroma is yeast, herbal/grass, light/medium malt-hint brown sugar. Taste is yeast/barn, herbal/grass, light/medium malt-hint brown sugar/some cinnamon? Dry, good effervescence. Occasional. Thanks Boamr for sharing.

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