pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big bottle. Rich golden brew, straight clean taste, more of a super lager than an ale. I’m missing the grass and pepper that comes through so well in Heavyweight’s Biere D’Art. Next up is 3 Monts.
Floback (502) - Naples, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Pours blond with a half-inch of off-white head. The aroma is buttery with strong malts and a hint of nuts. Notes of biscuit, more malts, more nuts, subtle banana, green apple, and grains. Medium/high carbonation and medium body. Not too complex, but a solid brew.
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drdisque (495) - 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.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep golden color with a small head that quickly turned to a nice thin lace. Mild hop aroma, with what smells like dried fruit to me. Has kind of a complex sweetness that is very thick and long lasting. Very syrupy and probably should only be drank with something like a dense chocalate cake. Not really to be consumed by itself, but would go quite well with sweets or a big hearty meal.
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.
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Light yellow – white head –bubble gum, grass, hay nose- taste yeast, slightly malty- creamy medium body –aftertaste frothy, crisp
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not overly impressive. I just didn’t find much there. Some yeast and hay flavors but not a whole lot there overall. Not bad but I was expecting more from my first biere de garde.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 750mL bottle, dated 2001. Pours a dull gold color with a quickly dissipating head. Nose of pears, honey and an earthiness. Syrupy mouth-feel, with more pears and some spices. Finish is crisp and refreshing. A fine brew!
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not very good. Pours a lovely golden color. Nose is really more like a lager than ale. Flavours reflect this (Heineken) but retain a slight barnyardness. Leather, and hay with lager yeast and tetternangs
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ GDBTF. A pleasant surprise at the Decatur Beer festival, one of the few beers I hadn’t seen or tried before. Forgot to write down notes though, so going off memory. Pours well carbonated a deep yellow gold; saison type farmhouse hops in the nose; balanced by a rich caramel malt body that ended with a peppery yeasty spiciness. Haven’t had a chance to try many biere de gardes, but find them quite enjoyable.