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 (432) - 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.
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.
ffaoe (390) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
malty aroma, slight fruit notes. golden and clear with a nice head. malty flavor, smooth finish
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden body with a watery white head. Soft "barnyard" aromas with a bit of of lemon zest. Sweet, grassy, and dank. Finish has a rather dusty feel to it.