harrisoni (16706) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oddbins London Bridge. Drunk on the train to Ashford. Now I love me a biere de garde. There will also be a shed load of WWI beers released this year. Hoppy aroma with some Flanders yeast too. Sweeter in the mouth than I expected. Decent though. Decent hop on the finish. Reminds me of a low powered American Red. Decent. Bit too sweet maybe.
johndoughty (4772) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown and clear with a small head. Fruity with some hops. A great example of a great style.
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [thanks to jmgreenuk] @ home. Clear rusty orange color, medium to full sized off-white head that lasts for a long time and leaves good lacing. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy and fruity. Taste malts, hops, a touch of dried fruits, pretty bitter. Medium body, medium carbonation. Nice beer for sure, but whether it really is a biere de garde? I doubt it. Pretty enjoyable nevertheless.
Niall73 (2417) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bb 08/07/14. Pours a light orange amber with a thin white head. Pretty big toasty bread aroma with marmalade and tangerine, nice. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Marmalade on toast, some grapefruit, a little apple, sherbet, some wood and hint of caramel. I liked this, tasty.
aenima (330) - Askim, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Citrusy aroma. The taste is citrusy with a little caramel. Dry and balanced finish. Low carbonation.
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml botte, pours murky orange brown with a small head. french yeast character with an overdose of hops. Lots of orange, spice, lime marmarlade. Finish is bitter, a bit of paracetamol edge. Finish fruity hoppy and bitter. Low carb. Good
jerd16 (226) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Clear burnt orange body with small white head. Aroma is subdued - a little smoky, hint of citrus. Definitely contradicts the taste.
T - Some toffee malt lies beneath an overpowering medicinal taste - almost throat lozenge-esque. Fairly dry and finishes with a fiery-bitter tail.
planky84 (2723) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Utobeer market stall. Gold pour with a thin white head. Vanilla, citrus and sweet spice aroma. Vanilla, peach and bitter citrus flavour. Sharp, bitter finish .
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Looks nice. Sourish, fruity, malty notes in aroma. Sweet, fruity, juicy mellow bitterness in taste. Grapefruit in aftertaste.
FatPhil (12760) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn)
Slightly stodgy malty aroma, nice rough grungy edge, farmhousey, touch of onion. Mid orange, with a sticky medium head. Grungier in the mouth, perhaps too much so. Smooth palate, soft carbonation. Lots of husks, a bit rough. Certainly has that French twist, but it’s not doing it for me. Possibly this is mood. Anna was 3.low for it.