DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Super Saver. The cork popped with amazing force, showing me a gold, heavily carbonated beer with a 2-finger, fluffy white head. The aroma was hopcitric, with some honey, apricot, and barnyardy notes. The flavor was citric and spicy, with floral, some apricot, honey, and barnyardy cobwebby esters and yeast. Gets a little sweeter as it warms, but retains a refreshing palate and complexity. I used to hate this style, but now I really enjoy it.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden with a large puffy white head and plenty of lace. Subtle malty and Belgian yeasty aroma. Light sugary body, perhaps too sweet. Dry bitter flavor toward the end. Not a bad Biere de Garde, but could use some balance and complexity.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, 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.
shrubber85 (6510) - 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.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Light golden beer with a nice whitish head. LIght malty aroma with a bit of spice. Malty flavor - some sweetness in the finish, with a bit of spice and grass. Crisp and refreshing. Doesn’t have a lot of spice and yeast component and borders on a pils. Clean. Not bad.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poirs yellow with a huge, fizzy, white head. Smells od hay, straw, and lemon with ins of grape, apple, pear and maple syrup.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale yellow body(blond) fills the snifter, almost clear with a deceptive short-lasting head. Obviously bottle-conditioned, coarse sediments are everywhere in suspension from the beginning of the pour, it's almost ridiculous. Aroma is pleasant straw (I wouldn't combine those 2 words usually, but this seemed like a good fit with the ensemble), light field hops. The sniff would gain a lot from being more intense. Fruity Biere de Garde: peaches and apples endow the tongue together with caramelic malts and subtle flowery hops. The finish is sweet like a pears pie. Body is medium and creamy. Nicely done beer, certainly not world-class, but like any Biere de Garde, this has a definite cachet to me, besides being effortlessly drinkable.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 Bottle. Head is mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), with notes of peach, taffy, metal, papier-mache. Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Light to medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation.
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a crystal clear medium gold. Thick, fizzy platinum blonde head that falls quickly to film. Light stringy lace. Sweet, somewhat cloying aroma of grass, caramel, and toffee. Medium, slightly undercarbonated body. Sweet, cloying, grassy, caramelly, toffeeish. Definitely needs to scale back the sweetness in several directions. Long sticky sweet finish.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle best by: 25/11/10.
Pours a clearish blond with a tall, foamy white head that leaves some nice lacing.
The smell is ultra fruity with a thick sugary sweetness.
The mouthfeel is nice and decently full-bodied. It has a great clean grain flavor with a hint of fruitiness. It is light, but full-bodied, a great summer brew.
This is one of the better Biere de Gardes.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-26-2010 23:37:47