Jimthechap (2038) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
’The most widely available of the bieres de garde’ appears lustrous amber with a temporary covering of greyish head. The aroma is of sweet, sugary apricots and other fruity malts. There’s a spritzy mouthfeel before a flush of sweet biscuity malts. There is some tangerine tanginess toward the finish. It’s okay, but not especially floating my boat.
NallePalle (259) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, 50 cl. A pleasant bière de garde, well balanced, full taste and great mouthfeel.
shoulderbroken (2674) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keyaki. Copper coloured, bit weird. Very floral and fruity, berries. Not as I expected. Sweet caramel too. Feels a bit thin for the sweetness but nice enough.
dchad56 (93) - - MAY 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
France trip can. Amber almost red appearance - head quickly disappears to very thin white lace. Steady carbonation, sweet aroma. Tang on tongue and back of mouth, tastes a bit sweet - not enjoyed.
efeesse (187) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beer with amber color, caramel aspect, medium bitterness, average carbonation, served in can.
UXO (765) - CANADA - MAY 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear slightly copper-tined pale amber with two fingers of rocky light tan head, good retention and patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is caramel, mild dark fruit, light grassy hops. (6/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, mild bitter. (6/10) Medium bodied, lively to moderate carbonation, building bitter and mildly boozy finish. (4/5)
Not bad and certainly quite enjoyable with some cheese and sausage from the same convenience/grocery store. (12/20)
SarkyNorthener (2923) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml caged bottle from carrefour, Soissons, France. Copper beer with residual head. Aroma is malts, caramel and alcohol. Taste is dry leaf, malts, alcohol and caramel. A touch harsh. Decent.
Swamp_Thing (43) - Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Too sweet for me, but cinnamon and honey front and center but not terribly so, although a little thick on the tougue - another consequesnce of the high sugar. Light hops, low carbination do not help the matter.
Holmen1 (3409) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33 flaske delt med Ovesen på tappekveld mars-15: mørk upusset kobber. Ikke helt frisk aroma og smak av tørket frukt og bær. Uspennende og lite som minner om det jeg forbinder med biere de garde.
Holmen2 (1745) - NORWAY - MAR 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 24.03.15. Dark orange. Off-white head and lacing. Sweet and slightly unfresh aroma. Fruity and with berries. Similar taste, also with dried fruits, dried berries and wine gum.