Travlr (20296) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Huge pop but not a gusher. Hazy deep golden color, massive light tan ice cream cone head that settles quickly. Aroma of earthy brown bread dough. Taste is sweet raw malt, lightly spiced bread. Tasty.
brokensail (15468) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a golden copper/amber color with a fluffy off-white head.
S: Lots of sweet, light fruits in the nose--mostly apples and pears with a slight bit of spice to them. Sweet and bready malts and a bit of yeast.
T: The same pronounced fruitiness is present on the tongue. Great apple, pear, and maybe banana notes with a touch of spice and yeast. Really nice, actually.
M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation that has a great feel to it.
D: I was not expecting much from this beer, but it was quite enjoyable. Light and easy to drink with good fruit character.
bhensonb (13733) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from ericandersnavy. Thanks for another rare (to me anyway) brew! Pours a hazy apricot with a decent off-white head. Mild aromas of funk and citrus. Near medium body with fizzy carbonation. Flavor is mildly sweet malt, yeast spice, and light funk. Seems maltier than most biere de garde I can recall, but it drinks extremely well.
mcberko (12996) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small head. Nose is oxidized, with cardboard, earthy notes and muddy yeast. Flavour isn’t quite as bad, but it’s certainly off, with loads of oxidation and cardboard. Can’t tell if this would’ve good when new. Drain pour as it is.
Ratman197 (12818) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap poured a hazy orange with a small lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, spice and honey. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of spice, straw, light carmel and light honey with a smooth dry lingering spice finish.
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz. bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of plastic, caramel, apple, florals, cinnamon, and light citrus. Flavor of hops (floral), plastic, apple, some honey, and caramel malt.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy and rocky off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, light earthy hops and cellar notes. Flavor is sweet malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, cellar notes, dates and a sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from soonah. Thanks! Pours a very orange and cloudy with a thin and quickly dissipating head. Aroma is yeast and citrus with maybe a little bit of grass thrown in. None of the maltiness this pretends to have in the aroma. But it looks malty! We’ll see shortly! Taste is caramel, cereal and honey. Sweet with a sour balance. Light and lively. Something seems to be a bit off in the body but overall a very nice beer.
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Malty and a bit of chalk. Very carbonated and clear caramel. Light raisin, dried fruit and a bit of caramel sweetness. A little past its prime.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009
Name: Michael Lalli Signature Biere de Garde
Date: February 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy orange, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a touch of fruity and a funky spicy earthy quality
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, touch of caramel in the sweetness, earthy spicyness for balance, long light bitter finish rises out of the spicyness and tempered by the fruityness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20