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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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An intriguing French - styled BIERRE DE GARDE, aged 16 weeks on toasted oak chips. 18 Plato.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Clear golden with white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy apply, fairly mild. Taste is sweet and perfumy -- spicy apple cider. Finishes fairly bitter.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2008
on tap-pours a thin white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is spicy, fermented fruit, alcohol. Taste is light malt, peppery/spicy, fermented fruit, alcohol. Some kolsch/Boone’s farm character, not my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells malty with some dough and molasses. Tastes malty with a peppery finish. Middle of the road attempt.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (6270) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at the brewpub. Clear orange pour with a clingy white head. Somewhat sweet, sugary so, and the vanilla tastes a bit artificial.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6111) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Light sweetness, hints of oak, light spicy yeasty notes, fruity sweetness, and hints of vanilla. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Vanilla and fruit in both the aroma and flavor. Woody and alcohol bitter. Grows on you the more you drink it. Perhaps too subtle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 14, 2005
On draught, 4/13/05 at the brewpub. Served in a tall pilsener glass, this beer appeared a deep copper-amber color, lightly hazy, with no head and large bubbles sitting on the sides of the glass. Aroma is strong and lasting, of sweet caramel and wonderfully fresh almonds, lightly dry wood, very aromatic and fresh vanilla beans with no hops. A little light on the yeast notes in the nose, is my only complaint thus far. Flavor is initially malty sweet, with caramel and almond flavored vanilla pudding. Lightly sticky toffee notes mix with a dry, and very sublime oakiness. Lack of a big Belgian yeast kick somewhat dampens the experience, but you could, perhaps, pass it off as just a low-yeast apparency version of the style. What did impress me, was the controlled use of barrel aging (well, chip aging actually). Subtle, but just noticeable enough to add a pleasant woodiness. I applaud the brewer for not getting carried away. On the finish, with the wood and almonds are notes of vanilla and perhaps nutmeg or cardamon or rye. A bit of a fruitiness on the finish as well, darker fruits though. Mouthfeel is a touch watery and the carbonation tickles the tongue. No alcohol or hops apparency. Fantastic effort. WIth a good deal more yeast, this stuff could attract a lot of attention.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Clear copper color. Great white head. Lots of bubbles. Spicy, herbal aroma. Ginger and toasted sugar flavor. Lasting sugary aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Served in a flute at the brewpub. I think it was 12 or 14 ounces worth. Aroma is sweet, mildly funky with some sourish notes as well. Not overly aromatic, but there is plenty of interesting funk going on here. Mildly hazy copper-amber color with a small off-white head. Seems kinda dark for a Biere de Garde. Sour, funky, peppery start, that turns a bit sweet. Plenty of funkiness in this guy with some sour notes. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
Growler from Cletus, thanks John. Rating #10. Pretty beer, clear dark orange with a nice, but thin, white head. Sweet, a little oakey, yeasty as well. More oak in the flavor, spicy sweet, not too bad. (1195)


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