Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Started with a big malt body, followed by light fruits. Not overly carbonated - added to the smoothness. Dry finish with lingering fruits. tasty.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright golden color, spicy apple sweet nose. Upfront malty dark fruit taste. Very light and crisp on the palate. My first real Biere de Garde.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice looking offering, with medium yellow/gold color and a fairly large whitish head. The aroma is fairly light, as seems typical of the style, but is nice. The flavor seems lightly earthy, and sits a long while on the palatte. A nice Biere de Garde, though not a great one.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fancy corked 750ml bottled two months ago (March 7, 2003). i found the label to be overly lacking. it was ok, but i expected more from the label. The beer was a nice golden color with an aroma that reminded me faintly of hard cider. sorta. the taste reminded me of the label...ok, but i found it to be lacking and let me down a little. not bad at all, but then again nothing really wowed me either.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ML bottle dated 03/07/03 drank on 05/05/03: Clear light yellow color with a small white head. Straw/grassy aroma with a touch of lemon and a bit of yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel, ends sweet and without much character.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very old bottle, 03/97. Barnyard aroma. Very sweet malty flavor. Light. Flavor as a little old lawn clipping flavor. Not bad.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks very nice with a light color and a large head. Aroma is slightly skunky. Taste is malty with a clean slight bitter finish. good but not great.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nothing to write home about but still better than the mass produced beers. I would most likely not get this one again not because it was bad just that there are others I prefer.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden body, big bubbles rising, and a big white head. Aroma is spicy, slightly sweet, and grassy hoppy. Taste is quite sweet, a bit spicy, and finishes with a mild grassy bitterness, along with a bit of astringency. Body is light, fairly carbonated. Not bad, but it’s missing the complexity I’d like in a biere de garde.
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dirty blond color. long lasting head. yeasty aroma which reminded me of belgians. Nothing great but not at all bad.