talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 01-13-06. Pours a hazy, amber color with an off-white, average-sized, pillowy head; the head is mostly diminshing leaving minimal lace. Nose is fairly nice with notes of toffee, raisin, some apricot, lightly toasted caramels, and a grainy yeast note. Flavor is a bit of a letdown; notes of grainy malts and toffee with faint raisins and figs and a floral bitterness that almost seems disassociated from the malt notes. Palate is almost medium, lively, and silky smooth; nice feel, but not as round or full as great examples of the style. Finishes with a decent bitterness after most of the sweetness disappears with lingering notes of toffee, faint yeast, and a mild warmth. Not a bad example of a dying style, but lacked complexities, unique character, and the bold rich mouthfeel of perfect examples of the style. A bit like a watered down version of the style but still approachable and pleasant.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle. Nice amber colour. Off-white head. Mildly roasted breadlike maltiness in the aroma. The flavour has a mild cookie-like maltiness, fruity and and a nice good touch of sweetness. Somewhat mild aftertaste.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Classic Biere De Garde. Nice big with fizzy head that quickly diminished. Amber colour. Aroma was very dry and light dusty with notes of fruit, caramel. Light to medium bodied with an average carbonation. Flavour was nice balanced bitter and sweet. Slightly bitter finish.
reakt (949) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 bottle from a local shop for local people. Deep, bright orange-amber w. creamy off-white head. Looks nice in my new snifter. Sweet aroma of corn bread and malts. Boring, watered down taste of spicy orange, toffee and hops. A bit of a let down and I wasn’t even expecting much.
Geiserich (3469) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Fruity aroma, notes of honey. Sugary flavor with caramel notes, light fruitiness and oak barrels. Acid touch. Light astringent finish. with sherry notes.
Borup (6306) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a nice off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruti, spice and hops.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head and sweet aroma. The flavor was sweet and malty but too watery.
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice sweet banana on the nose with hints of tofee. The flavor once again as with the previous Ch’TI beer lacks. A little watery and overly sweet.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark amber color (duh) with a thin head. Strong sugary aroma and a way thicker malt hit than I expected from a Biere de Garde. Unfortunately, the taste did not live up to the invitation. It’s a very watery mess of weak malt and nothing else. Sad.
vanvenlo (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
30 June 2006 - Pungent sweet fruit malt and spicy hoppy aroma. Cloudy brown-orange colour, poor head and poor lacing. Big simple sweet fruit malt and spice flavour. simple hop and tangy finish with a light bitter aftertaste.