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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Bière de Garde
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Traditional Belgian Farmhouse Ale


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Lightly boozy. Sweet at the start, caramel and chewy malt. Dries out on the finish, with light yeast and warming alcohol on the end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 On tap at Holgate but unfortunately served in a plastic glass due to the Hanging Rock races. Better than previous samples that have been faulty. Spicy stewed fruits with good fizz levels that gives the palate a nice lift. A little pongy but right in line with the play book.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (412) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2010
Dark brown, cloudy with a biege head. Aroma is very faint and almost undetectable. Very bitter taste of caramel and fruit. Lovely warming sensation, especially in the lingering after taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samma (61) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
On tap at Brewery. This is a surprisingly easy supper. Somewhat acidic overtones give way to a sweet, full- mouthed, low-carbonated gem. Am waiting to now taste the six I bought in bottles.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2010
Bottle. I was actually expecting more sourness and funk from this. Probably has quite reached the heady heights this style can get to.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 75cl. @ Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, sweet caramel, burnt caramel, coconut. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20091229]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Amber colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is nutty and chocolaty with some mild spicyness. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, fruits and some mild notes of wood. Pleasant, but not that Biere de Gardeish...

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
floydian1 (1034) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 15, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours murky copper-red with an average sized beige head that reduces quickly. Aromas of caramel and cherries with hints of vanilla, burnt wood and aniseed. Malty on the tongue with fruity bitter orange flavours and a peppery spicy finish. Overall seems a bit disorganised in its flavour profile. The burnt aftertaste really shouldn’t be there in my opinion. It is medium-full bodied. A largely a failed experiment in my opinion but I admire the ambition of the brewery.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Night of the Gaylords.
Dark brown with a very thin off white head. Lots of burnt fruit and raisins. Some toffee in the finish. Slightly chewy. Rather dull but drinkable. Nothing like a BDG though.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (14021) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2010
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Deep chestnut colour, lasting beige head. Slight haze. Toffeeish, not much of a biere de garde compared with the stuff I get in France. Sweet toffeeish beer. Nice enough, but a bit out of style.


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