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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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The most widely-available of the bieres de garde.


2.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2004
[11.2 bottled June 03] Chunky thick white head left layers of lace that still kling to the glass. Aroma is sweet and malty. Caramel apple! Taste...not so hot. Really just too sweet. I'll rerate once one ages, but I don't have too much hope.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2004
Bottle. Lots of nuts in the aroma almond essence and hazelnuts, with caramel, malt and slight woody vinousness. Slightly sweet with an out of place bitterness. My first biere de garde - nothing special but at 3 euro a sixpack I cant complain.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2004
Aroma is malt, orange, a bit metallic and noticeable alcohol. Appearance is amber heading toward red and hazy with a smallish head. Flavour starts metallic gives way to broad citrus and finishes with an orangey malt zest and sweet flowery honey. Gentle to mild carbonation and a mouthfeel that matches the drink.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2004
Amber/Red pour and clear. Ample carb. Sweet. Fruity. Kiwi I guess. Kind of citric. Biere de garde. Does that mean "Hey you, beer guy, watch out!" It was good. I don't understand why they have such regard for such a simplistic style. Am I wrong? (email me). I had a Vienna right after and I didn't do Snoopy dances or anything. Question?: Is Old Vienna (O.V.) any good. I would expect they would be the troubadour of the style.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2004
This is not a bad stout,but it seems like it's missing something. Fruity, spicey, and malty flavors. Finishes dry and crisp.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
Amber-red colour and an off-white head that fades to thin lace and lasts to the bottom. Caramel malt, flowers, and light fruit smells. Flavour of apricot, peaches, and dates. Great zesty malt background and some spiciness. Citrus hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4609) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2008 Rerate. may 2008. Bottle. LIght reddish amber. Thin head. Light alcohol and aromatic malt. Alcohol and creamy toffee flavour. Slitghtly farmhouse funky. March 2004 8/3/7/4/14 Very enticing delicious aroma. Hard to place the scent, perhaps tangerines. Orange colour with a very light head. Thick body with noticable alcohol taste. Strong orange flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Orange to amber color, with a decent white head. Aroma is somewhat sweet, musty and some hints of alcohol. Malty and smooth taste, with a nice hoppy finish. Good mouthfeel. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19318) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2004
Canned. Orange-amber. Sweet and almondy. Generously malty with fairly soft mouthfeel. Somewhat funky with a mild, honeyish finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2004
Well this may to a beer "to keep" but this one didn't keep all that well. Was starting to show signs of oxidation but was still pretty decent. Musty, corky aroma with a fair bit of stone fruits (apricot and peach I think). Slight sourness which played very nicely with the sweet maltiness and slight bitterness. Good amber/copper colour and head retention.


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