durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from Churchkey in DC. Pours darkish toffee-colored with a huge white head. Nose is some fruit and slight floral notes, but mostly a pretty simply sweet toffee/caramel thing. bummer.
Beerathon (1444) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, not good, completely meh. Nothing defineable about it. Expected more funk, malt complexity.
Maverick34 (2480) - New York, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brownish orange pour from bottle. A malty essence and some choppy floral notes. Pretty decent.
stevoj (2628) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Just after telling my friends no American breweries were brewing Biere de garde, here’s this one. adequate but lacking some of the floral/spice notes of the French style. Medium amber with small beige head, malt, spice, meadow. Something missing.
Scrapersnbeer (1500) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gamey sweetbread and toffee aroma. Golden glowing orange with a film head. Semi-sweet caramel and salty metallic iron tastes. Doesn’t feel as strong or heavy as these things often are, although it is pretty sticky. Good brew but better more substantial versions are available for much less.
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
FROM NOTES: August 27, ’12.
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.
A: Sweet malts, fruit notes, caramel/toffee, bread, spice, and a little bit of booze.
A: Pours a clear reddish-orange color with a lasting beige head that dissipates into medium lace.
T: Sweet flavor with fruit notes and an unbalanced, very strong malty backbone. Something is "off" in the aftertaste....
P: Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
O: I wanted more from this collaboration. It is very underwhelming and a bit to sweet.
keanex (1591) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The color is amber to copper hued with garnet hints, accompanied by a tall and dense tan head that has good retention.
Aroma: The aroma is malty with a musky basement aroma with aromas of fig and hints of spice. It smells like a barleywine actually, one that’s been aged.
Taste: This drinks malty and musky with figs and hints of peppery spice, like an aged barleywine. Pretty bland with a slight watery finish.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: Maybe this is past it’s prime, but to be fair the style pretty much translates to "beer for keeping" and this can’t be that old. This is bland and musky, not something I would buy again.
anders37 (18541) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Toronado San Diego, San Diego, CA. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with hints of caramel.
Aniela (2552) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Gingerman NYC sept 2012. Clear amber beer with a small offwhite head. Fruity and spicy aroma.Fruity, like plums and other dark fruits, malty and sweet flavour. Lovley :-)
jcnielsen (2416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish orange color with white head. Hay, caramel, slight syrupy and alcohol aromas. Syrupy malt extract flavor, also some bread and straw flavors. I have no clue where I picked up this brew, but I love trying biere de gardes.
Quack-Duck (8358) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from saveur-biere. Hazy amber-golden colour, tall white head. Fruity aroma. Medium- to full-bodied, malty base with hints of honey and a shy fruity sourness, some of good and aromatic hops that add more fruit and a touch of resine.