Brewed by Duyck
Style: Bière de Garde
Jenlain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 627   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The most widely-available of the bieres de garde.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
SilverfoX (740) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2014
smells of sweet bananas, dark gold with white lacing, overwhelming sweetness and bananas in the mouth ugh its rank.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1103) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 750 ml bottle served in a tulip glass. A: Pour a clear amber color forming a medium bubbled white head. Medium retention and lots of lingering, spotty and molasses lacings left in the glass S: Sweet grains, toffee and honey. Strong notes of roasted and caramel malts. Bit fruity. Good flowery and citrus hops notes T: Sweet malts upfront with strong notes of caramel. Notes of toffee, caramel malts and flowery hops. Moderate bitterness. Good bittersweet balance M: Medium body. Molasses. Medium carbonation. Caramel malts aftertaste O: Good drinkability. Good beer [ BA Review @ 6/10/2014 ]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - OCT 14, 2014
330 ml bottle. Light amber, pretty clear, with a small but persistent off white head. The nose is pretty much dominated by caramel, toffee and toasted malts. Maybe some light floral and herbal hop presence in the far background. It does feel slightly "spicy" as well, but I can’t really say which one. Wow, not what I was expecting and totally different from the aroma. Sweet, very sweet, definitely sirupy sweet. Almost like a concentrated fruit juice or something. Solid sugary presence, a hint of honey and dark bread. But it’s all about the fruity sweetness. Warming and slightly bitter aftertaste. Zingy palate, but relativey drinkable considering the ABV. Average to lively carbonation, medium body, slightly creamy texture. Hard to judge it properly being my first biere de garde, but it’s pretty decent I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boomkweket (23) - Boskoop, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2014
Thuis / 22:30, fles. Amberkleurig met een dunne beige schuimkraag die snel verdwijnd. Caramel, toffe en vanille in de neus. Rond, zoet ietwat metalig met een lange bitterhop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2014
0.75L bottle. Pours clear amber with a frothy, off-white head. Aromas of bready malt, soy sauce, bubblegum, alcohol and honey. Medium sweetness at beginning, with tastes of caramel, butterscotch and cereal grain. Morphs into a sweet sour flavor, then finishes with a long, herby hop bitterness. Medium-full body with a slick mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Overall, a pretty drinkable beer, though nothing standing out. On the sweeter side, but manages to balance it off in the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1262) - - SEP 15, 2014
Draught at GJBF Yokohama 2014. Lots of caramel, sweet dry plum, almost tastes like a Carambar (French candy) brew. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thanatosti (1187) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2014
50 cl. can @ home, gift from Rick. Clear dark amber with a thin white head. Malty caramel aroma, slightly yeasty. Sweet taste with some alcohol warmth. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nicocanta (70) - - AUG 28, 2014
Une bière ambrée assez sympathique, belle couleur, un arôme sucré tirant vers le caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3396) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Archetypical bière de garde, a bit stronger than it used to be and named after the village where the brewery is located. Thick, firm, sticky, off-white head, colour warm amber, nearly clear with quiet sparkling. Nutty malts in the nose, curaçao, peach, tomato, leafy hops, sweet tobacco, bitter honey, sage. Crisp palate, refreshing, nice dried fruits, some caramel malt sweetness, bit metallic, flowery and leafy hop bitterness in the finish and some sweetness too, smooth. I appreciated this one for its personality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Only my second Biere de Garde, so I looked in the BJCP Style guide to better know what to expect and what no to expect too. 750ml bottle, pour is copper/amber color a medium off-white head. Aroma is malty sweet with a hint of berries. Taste is a balance of a dry bitterness and slightly caramel malt. Finish reminds me of a rye malt finish. Bitterness is present but no hop aroma or flavor (which I did not expect based on BJCP) Pleasant, drinkable, slightly boozy drink.

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