SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(br-btl wh-lbl, "French Country Ale", 9 months old, 750ml, $10, 6.4%)
lct-gl, moldy-wh-hd, patchy-lace, med-eff, med-full-body, ^co2(small bubbles, good)
aroma: bright §skunky §funky §sweet §white-wine,
T1 bright sweet-fruity
T2 nutty-§bready-malt lcrc/ans co2 §good-funk §barnyard
T3 short §sweet §diacytl/nutty
clong83 (285) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very smooth biere de garde, A bit thin, but not off-putting. A little bready and somewhat sweet and rather refreshing. Surprisingly not yeasty for a biere de garde...
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light orange color with small white head. Yesty, some hops, fruit, earthy, bready and kind of Belgian tasting. Refreshing.
zach8270 (3520) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Orange color with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and tart with hints of earth, yeast, flowers, and lots of fruit. Flavor is much the same. Lots of sweet fruit and yeast notes begin with a mildly spicy flavor near the end. Very bready.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle enjoyed on the outdoor patio at The Grand in Grand Haven, MI during the Fourth of July Fireworks show, ’09. Nice attractive orangish pour with fizzy head that emits a yeasty/fruity nose. The yeasty fruitiness predominates in flavor as well, along with some herbal hopping, spicy notes, and touches of bready sweet malt. Good...refreshing.
blipp (6277) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Light sweet malty aroma with some spicy hints and a light must. The flavor has a sweet malt base with some spicy and herbal notes. Pretty good.
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Bready citrus aroma. Bright palate and a crisp citrus bread taste
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Big Saaz aroma. Deceptively dry but with medium body. Very light flavors, only hints of spices and herbs on a french bread background. Finishes slightly herbal and cooling without bitterness.
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very slightly hazy yellow, medium white head, some lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, touch of spice. Flavor is also sweet malt, spice and a touch of fruit, mainly apple and some peach notes. Nice mouthfeel, smooth and enjoyable.
thegreenrooster (3269) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a bright golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is sweet and bready. Flavor is sweet, fruity and a bit dusty. Light finish and nothing really lasting after the swallow. Probably average for the style but it has its qualities.