Shag (2531) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A murky orange color with a diminishing beige head. The aroma contains some citrus, bread, and floral notes. The flavor is a bit dry with some citrus, earthy notes, and a hint of caramel. Not as sweet as many I’ve had from this style. Overall more like a simple Belgian than anything but not bad.
drdisque (491) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rusty amber. Nose is sweet and floral. Rich floral flavor with spice and malty notes and slight bitterness on the finish. Very good.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Appearance: lightly hazed golden pour with a two finger white head. Aroma: some doughy malts, with floral and yeasty notes. Taste: a bit of crackery pie crust, honey, and strong banana-y esters. Finish: slick, sweetish, with lingering yeasty banana notes. Notes: Did not care for this at all. Flavors seemed muddled, palate was almost oily and flat, and the nose seemed off. Perhaps an overly old bottle.
BeerandBlues2 (9000) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy gold with a large, frothy white head, long retention with great lacing. Aroma is lightly toasted malt, notes of honey and biscuit malt, fragrant fruity esters and barely perceptible hops. Flavor is malt dominant, lightly sweet with fruity esters and a very dry finish. Medium body, low warmth, medium-low carbonation.
MattH (604) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Gold Pour. Inch head. Subtle floral grassy fruity aroma. Taste is bready, fruity and slightly pleasantly sweet. Body is light. Carbonation is medium to heavy. Good beer.
dtborelli (322) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Biere de Garde
Pours medium gold with a thick white head and ok retention. Aroma is bready and doughy with nice floral notes and mild banana esters. Very nice. Flavor is full bodied and crisp with nice floral notes and a heavy sweet breadiness. Mildly hopped to balance the sweetness. Really good.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4466) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was light citrus and bread. The flavor was tart and citric with touches of bread, must, chalk and perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Eh.
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Armoa: bread & floral, mild; Appearance: golden - orange, beautiful; Taste: excellent! Palate: medium, creamy, average carb; one of my favorite beers ever
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Beckett’s Pale yellow color. Sweet. Didn’t have a lot of complexity. Very minerally. Serving: Bottle
wlajwl (3476) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light ale throughout, a little bit of yeast in the flavor, but rather boring and simple otherwise.