jmagnus87 (2401) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Yeasty and malty with fruit and spices. Pretty good.
angelkostvo (562) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color with one finger white head. Aroma of bread, dough, lemon zest, camomile. Taste is light sweet, light better, nice carbonation. Medium or light body, oily to slick texture, average carbonation, My first biere de garde, its really nice and refreshing.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of Frydaddy - Pours a hazy amber color with a large off white head. Very light lacing. Aroma is esters, bread, light spice, and yeast. Flavor is lightly sweetened malt, esters, yeast, and a touch of phenols. the esters really linger in the finish. Medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Michael.
jhamp9 (1021) - Corinth, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber pour with a thick off white head that slowly fades. Nice lacing. Aroma is banana, toast, clove, and a little bubble gum. Taste is toast, banana, grain, slightly earthy, and a little tartness. Soft body.
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grains and fruit esters on nose. Semi sweet malts. Hidden alcohol leads to smooth finish. Solid indeed
AirForceHops (2972) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle @ Winooski Beverage Warehouse in March 2013. After removing the cork the cork was engraved with 2011 on it. OK, I guess it’s ready to drink! Cloudy amber with ample carbonation keeping consistent head. Nose is pale malts, honey and must, dusty basement. Flavor is malt, caramel, weak fruit, yeast and dusty malts. I guess this wasn’t good to hold this long, of course when I bought the bottle I wasn’t expecting it to be from 2011. It would be best consumed on the fresh side. I may only start drinking draft beer, I’m getting tired of buying old bottles that have sat on a shelf far too long. That being said this still was very drinkable after all the sitting.
PriorL (1643) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: grains, wood, little alcohol, some hops.
TASTE: alcohol, heavy, grains, hops, lots of carbonation.
Not bad, but nothing special.
Ratman197 (9502) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml green corked and caged bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, yeast, fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, carmel, yeast, light spice and light fruittiness with a crisp dry finish.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle. Pours hazy amber with a tight foamy soapy head that dissipates to a thin film and collar. Aroma is dry funk caramel malt yeast subtle lemon and biscuit. Taste is sweet bitter caramel malt some funk and yeast with mild citrus fruit bread and spice with a mellow warming finish. Palate is medium chalky and drying. Very enjoyable!
RobertDale (3330) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a brownish orange with a nice off-white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, fruit, and spice. Taste is lemon, yeast, malt, spice, and caramel. Very nice!