Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First Biere de Garde i have had so no idea what to expect. Wonderful aroma and mouthfeel. Good head which faded soon. Noticeable alcohol. I’d get it again!
bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2 oz bottle to tulip. Pours golden and hazy with nice thick white head. Saison and grass. Great palate, very smooth. Fantastic finish. Rivals any farmhouse style ale. A really wonderful beer.
haggis03a3 (163) - 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.
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 22, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This would be one of my absolute all time favorite beers.. if not just for the aroma of it when properly aged. Nothing else smells quite like it, best I can say is like a flowery cork. This stuff drinks VERY easy and tastes delicious on a hot day. And I don’t know what they put in it, but it feels like its a hell of a lot stronger than 6.4% alcohol. Quality brew can be deceiving like that. Anyway, if you have the good fortune to come across this brew-by all means try it.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured golden wheat with a bit more sunshine; plenty of bubbly, tiny, foamy bubbles, but the aroma was small, very light, but refreshing, very much like a belgian but much weaker, sweet and yeast. Mouth is light also with a malt sweet flavor, but mostly wheaty or grassy. A nice summer beer.
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smells like honey, and color is gold and it is very bubbly. i really really liked this one. way to go frenchies!
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Granted, this is my first biere de garde, but I really loved it. It seems saison and this style have really won me over when I dont want an in-your-face apa or such. Great aroma typical of a farmhouse ale, with the malt taking a front seat to the yeastyness. Overall, it has this flavor similar to Unibroue Edition 2004 to me for some reason, mixed with Saison Dupont. Very much enjoyed and highly recommended!
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sunshine on a winter night. A contradiction in terms to say the least, but, there it was. Who are we to question norms when we don’t know if we’re even alive or a dream in the mind of an alien bug? Is this cool breeze another figment of another consciousness? This lemon grove? This field of grass? The golden blonde hair of my companion? I may never know... but I doubt I’ll ever care.
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Subtle light caramelly malt aroma with a light citrus ester hint (no hop aroma) and faint mustiness. Beautiful bright golden straw color with funky chunky yeast sediment unless you very carefully decant. Light carbonatation and bright acidity complements light caramel malt flavor and green apple esters with very slight alcohol spicyness. Soft, persistent bitterness rounds out a lingering slighly dry finish. Nice.
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Delicately balanced nose wavering between noble hop and clean pils malt
Appearance: Ok head retention, blond body, good clarity. White head.
Flavor: Crisp, clean and dry upfront with some sweet malts in the finish. Low hop. Very clean.
Palate: Very thirst quenching, dry finish with moderate carbonation, giving a little carbonic bite but not over the top.
Overall: Clean, crisp and very delicate and drinkable brew.