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


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%

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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - MAR 24, 2014
Bottle, 6.6%. Hazy dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, hop, little earthy ans spicy. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, medium sweet, hop, earthy, spicy, grapefruit and medium bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bottle at home from London Bridge Oddbins. Hazed Golden coloured pour with a big frothyrocky white head. Aroma is tart sharp lemon, saison yeast, lychee, orange peel. Some low acid in the nose as well. Flavour is tart citrus, rubber smoke phenols, grapefruit. Rough bitterness. Sticky palate with high carbonation attaking the tongue. Decent, balance is a touch off to me. Too hop forward.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1537) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2014
Small bottle. Yellow amber body, medium head. Aroma has lots of tropical hops. Taste is hop-driven too, as was expected from this brewery. Taste has tropical fruits and some jammy notes. Dry hoppy finish. Doesn’t feel French at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minutemat (2911) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2014
330ml bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Lovin these shapshifter beers so far. This pours a bright copper orange and presents an entrancing floral aroma; a slick mouthfeel with particularly fruity Biere de Garde flavours, orange, tropical and perhaps a few berries, with a very subtle bitterness. A bit sweeter than i’d have liked but a lovely beer nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2014
33cl bottle from Oddbins. Appearance - cloudy orange with a generous head. Nose - earthy and spicy notes. Tangy apricots. Taste - fruit cake and spicy root vegetables like parsnips. Palate - medium bodied with a crunchy and tangy texture The finish is long and drying though not necessarily refreshing. Overall - a challenging but interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Oddbins, shared with jeevan. Hazy orange-brown pour, thin white head. Malt and spice aromas, light citrus. More citrus on the taste though, ending all orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (31473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of spices, malt, and flowery hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is toasted malty and light caramelish. Toffee, malty and light bitter. Ends dry and toasted malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2531) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
brothers beer tasting night beer 3. Bottle cotteridge wines brum. Hazy orange colour slight head. Aroma is nice tropical fruits hops. Taste is similar good sweetness nice bitter finish. Medium body great mouthfeel soft carbonation. Really nice first biere de garde I’ve had very similar to a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3347) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2 brothers tasting night. Beer 3. From Cotteridge Wines. Orange beer with residual head. Aroma is hoppy and pineapple. Taste has some pith, hops, citrus and some tangerine bitterness. Decent but not like any Bierre de garde I have ever tasted more like an IPA.

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