footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/9/05.750ml San Rogue. Hazy gold with large white head. Floral hop aroma light fruity with some spice and malts.
eRock_2013 (342) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A well-crafted and enjoyable beer! My first foray into both French beer and the biere de garde style in particular. A golden/copper colored ale that has a complex variety of fruity and floral hoppy notes. Sweet, but not too sweet, with a long mildly sour finish reminiscent of a red wine. A subtle buttery texture with low carbonation. Some alcohol warmth perhaps, reinforced by some toasted malt notes. Pleasant and unique, can be savored by itself but also seems like it would pair well with food. Similar to other golden ales, but does give the impression that this brew has been aged.
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FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - JUL 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold color with a fizzy head with medium retention and nice lacing. Nose of biscuits and fruit. Fresh malt taste with obvious fruit notes and somewhat more subtle toffee notes and suggestions of honey and spice. Tart, tangy, clean, and fresh finish. A perfect beer for watching a sunset on a spring or summer evening.
mtoast (336) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cL bottle courtesy of yinzer at Pittsburgh gathering on 1/27/2008. Crystal clear golden color, stark white foam, decent retention. Nice earthy aroma, some very nice yeast spiciness. Flavor falls a little flat, somewhat malty with some of the yeastiness coming through but for the most part comes across as a bit watery. Was really looking forward to this, I think my expectations far exceeded reality.
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.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap pour - @ RHP. Pours yellow gold, nice medium white head. Tastes of beautiful cool malts, complex yeasts, and spicy hops. Good long bodied palate and great balance. Very good.
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...
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dirty blond color. long lasting head. yeasty aroma which reminded me of belgians. Nothing great but not at all bad.
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nothing to write home about but still better than the mass produced beers. I would most likely not get this one again not because it was bad just that there are others I prefer.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: Pours a hazy gold color with a pretty sizable white head. Smell is crisp with some spice notes. Taste is sweet, maybe some raisin feel. Taste is also very crisp. Not bad.