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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4088) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 8, 2013
330ml bottle. Minimally cloudy dark golden to amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, moderately lacing, white head. Herbal and piney hoppy aroma, minimally soapy, background-ish fruity hints of lychee, slightly perfumed character. Taste is complex dry hoppy, herbal, piney, minimally resinous, fruity, floral; robust biscuity malt basis. Excellent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rehbritton (15) - WALES - OCT 24, 2013
Wow - very tropical - lychee, pine, spice, cloves. Piney and grassy hops in the taste with some light spice and lemon. Lovely drink

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbaxter (23) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2013
Outstanding though a very haevily hopped version of this beer style. Love the depth of alcohol vs grapey hop presence. Also a yeasty depth which was a reminder of the classic style. Awesome beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7380) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Colin. It pours golden yellow-amber with a small white head. The nose is juicy pine, orange, tangerine, Irn Bru and bubblegum. The taste is juicy, earth, pine, metallic, pepper and citrus with a very dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Smells great and don’t taste bad either. Nice work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OliBird (30) - WALES - OCT 17, 2013
A well balanced beer. Poured clear golden from a bottle, with a fingers width white head, fairly good retention. Tastes fairly sweet and well balanced with bitterness. Strong aroma of melon, pine and orange. Lovely stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3251) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle cheers to Colin. I know there is a bit of a debate about the style Biere De Garde, but either way, this is a damn fine version of this ’style.’ A damn hoppy version! Really hopped up nose, very tropical - lychee, pine, spice, cloves. Piney and grassy hops in the taste with some light spice and lemon. I think the hoppiness adds a little extra to a ’style’ I wouldn’t normally bother with. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11841) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2014 Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London. Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. The aroma has dry bread, some grass, melon. Light sweet flavor with a bit of piney bitterness, orange, bread. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Mild bitter pine and earth to finish, bread, orange, grapefruit. Very tasty with a nice offsetting bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3095) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
On cask at the Whitefriars (Coventry)
An excellent Welsh beer this particular example of the style made me wish I had time for another pint. Well balanced, flavorful, but not overwhelming, it has all the hallmarks of a perfectly executed recipe.

Aroma / Appearance - The creamy caramel blonde base keeps only a thin layer of head after the cask pour. Almonds, wet earth, and musty farmhouse smells share with a spicy peppery undertone. The malt bill is dense and pleasing.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy as a good cask ale should be this one contains a rich array of tastes. From oranges to honey and almonds it starts light on the tongue. Next comes a thick burst of earthiness. Last is the finish of sweet marmalade with bits of real orange. The alcohol is evident but does not overwhelm at any time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2013
Cask, Slug and Lettuce, Leicester. Hazy gold with a bubbly foam. Aromas are brown sugar and pineapple with earthy ripe pear skin and some woody pine. Low caramel with toast and apple. Quite spicy with traces of coriander. Flavours are fruity with autumnal ripe apple and pear. Quite sticky fruit with caramel and toffee malts. Spicy and peppery with warming alcohol and a bitter lemon, herbal finish. Malty yet fresh and spicy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stravale (2258) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 17, 2013
Keg @ Holyrood 9A, Edinburgh [120713]
Amber, clear, dense thin white head
Aroma is spicy, soft slight saisony, light peppery, soft cereals, touch of zest
Taste of peppery hop, dey zesty hops, soft pale malts, cereals, quite complex, alcohol fairly well hidden
Palate - Medium body, soft fizz, bit oily, peppery zesty palate, bit spicy. Finish is quite dry, spicy peppery finish

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