eRock_2013 (319) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well-crafted and enjoyable beer! My first foray into both French beer and the biere de garde style in particular. A golden/copper colored ale that has a complex variety of fruity and floral hoppy notes. Sweet, but not too sweet, with a long mildly sour finish reminiscent of a red wine. A subtle buttery texture with low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth perhaps, reinforced by some toasted malt notes. Pleasant and unique, can be savored by itself but also seems like it would pair well with food. Similar to other golden ales, but does give the impression that this brew has been aged.
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corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Haven’t had many French beers... This one was great! I thought it was a nice balanced example of the style; not overbearing in any aspect. I’ll be buying more of this one.
csaso (1609) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy medium copper color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, dry fruit notes, not bad overall
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puboflyons (2410) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the corked, caged bottle marked 17/08/12-L11137. This may have been past its date. The pour is medium golden amber with a quick fizzy white head that dissipates entirely. No ring. No lacing. Toasted biscuit and yeast are the main esters on the nose. Some butter too. Light to medium body but fairly smooth. Again, toasted biscuits in the taste with an added touch of grain. Low to moderate hop finish. But clean altogether. It felt like a pilsener to me.
tnkw01 (1299) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden color, medium head. Layer of "stuff" glued to the bottom of the bottle that didn’t stir. Aroma was light, watery. Taste was actually not as bad as it smelled. Still not a very good beer.
GT2 (9241) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL. Pours relatively clear deep golden with medium, thicker white foam. Higher carbonation. Nose is interesting- soured apple, grass, mild skunk, bananas foster. Taste is a bit tart, papery, banana, apple, white sugar. Overall a tad odd with that soured as in souring apple pie, not sour apple like green apple. Strange overall, drinkable, but the sugar density makes this a heavy beer to get through and there is little rustic malt and hop character to help you through it. Disappointing. This beer style is ripe for some overhaul.
queenholly (3370) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Butterscotch aroma. Hazy honey gold, minimal head, flocculation. Sweet buttery caramel malt and old cardboard flavor. Body on the light side of medium.
shrubber85 (8748) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Buttery malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet buttery malt flavor with a light herbal finish. Nice.
Patrickctenchi (4570) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, brassy gold with a whipped, off-white head.
Aroma is malt, grain, a little buttery.
Taste is deeply sweet, malt....caramel, sugar.
Not bad, a little clingy sweet.
Hookemwahoo (13) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at Disney World of all places. Not your average blonde with malt and caramel notes, a slightly less sweet, but arguably more delicious blonde beer.
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