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Brewed by Celt Experience
Style: Bière de Garde
Caerphilly, Wales
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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A collaboration beer between Page 24 (Brasserie St Germain) and the Celt Experience, January 2013.

A red biére de garde bomb created in memory of the Welsh & French alliance, 613 years ago. Led to Welsh Independence.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (2721) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2014
Backlog rating. 33cl bottle from Beers of Europe. It pours a hazy apricot color with a small white head. Aroma is estery and hoppy, quite citrusy and grassy, with mild notes of ripe apricots and fresh fruity hops. Taste is hay, citrus peel, funk, pine cones, resinous hops, orange marmalade, toasted bread. Finish is lightly bitter and dry. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very good

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Grumbo (630) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle from The Beer Emporium, Bristol. Poured a hazy dark golden colour with a small solid white head. Aroma of caramel malt, grapefruit, and mild spices. Quite thin texture, average carbonation. Wasn’t keen on this.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (917) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Gravity Station, Cardiff. Light amber with a massive creamy beige head. Hazy. Aroma is rose hips, cherry, vinous, spruce. A fruity sweetness in the taste quickly changes to an intense waxy bitterness. Long bitter finish. Very well made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4297) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Hazy peachy orange colour with a small off-white head. Smells weird fruits, sweet, some herbs. Tastes sweetish, fruity, bitter, nice. Medium body, nice carbo.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2014
Bottled 05/07/14. A hazy light brown coloured beer with a white head. Very yeasty and chewy heavy. Low drinkability although it does have flavour. The yeast is Belgy funky but I’m not over fond.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (852) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
Fliptop bottle 75cl. Little bit gushing, hazy amber brown, frothy tan head, recedes quickly, rim remains and lasting lacing; hop nose, malt, spices, tangerine, fruit syrup, apricot, citrus, hint of licorice; moderate bitterness, slightly sweet, citrus notes; medium body, oily texture, astringent and woody finish. More an IPA, not a bière de garde.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8065) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 30, 2014
bottle from saveur-biere.com. Hazy deep red-amber colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty nose. Malty with caramel and some dried fruit. Some spicy hops round it off. Smooth and velvety palate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (429) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 3, 2014
a good red bière de garde taste similar as a red/amber ale (style IPA) Nose of nut Aroma: toasted and roasted, mostly at the end (before it’s a bit flat) Sympa et deshaltérant + acidité des acides qui "pétillent" à la fin On Tap at La Capsule (Lille)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle from Ales by Mail. Pours hazy dark golden/amber with a small creamy white head. Aroma of dark caramel, spice and malt. Taste is light sweet caramel, spicy elements, weak dry bitter grapefruity finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suurjuust (1221) - ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2014
Golden orange, medium white head, nice lacing. Nose is toasty malt, oranges, fruit, wood notes, caramel. Flavor is toasty malt, toffee, oranges, fruity-citric notes and a decent bitterness in the finish. Smooth mouthfeel, good balance. Nice.


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