JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 Slightly dark reddish amber color. Clear and shiny. Generous creamy off-white head. Delicate and light perfume hops with light earthy touches. Overall very light, yet enjoyable flavor. Sweet and creamy taste, with a balanced amount of some kind of mild hops. Earthy, sweet caramel hints, fruity champagne-like hops, Very good subtle complexities. May be worth getting a corked bottle to keep around a few years...
anders37 (22523) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red orange colour with nice creamy head. Malty aroma with hints of fruits. I can smell apples. Has a sweet fruity and malty taste with a nice bitterness. This is a very good beer.
oh6gdx (24919) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber coloured with a creamy nice head. Sweet aroma of fruit along with notes of malt and hops. Malty taste with hints of fruit and honey. Finish is a bit bitterish, but overall a nice beer.
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 Vive La France. A great biere de garde and one that complements many meals. I’ve found it’s also a beer that non-beer drinkers can enjoy. It pours an earthy tangerine colour with a huge lingering head. The nose is herbal and yeasty. Smooth, medium body, with a deliciously fruity middle and a light dryness in the finish. Tangy orange characters dominate a sweetish body. Fabulous. One of my favourite beers. (Champagne bottle, October 2002)
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean aroma, red grape skins, faint herbal hops. Clear deep amber color, good sized beige head. Malty flavor, sweet, with a little yeasty earthiness. Medium body. Easy to drink.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty chestnut color. yeasty nutty aroma and flavor, but mostly tastes like a french version of an english mild. very neutral.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep golden w/ very little head. Aromas of ripe red apples and cinnamon. Sweetish flavors of honey w/ some yeastiness. A little too sweet.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good looking red orange color and a decent head on tio. The aroma is a crisp leafy citrus and a hint of yeast. The taste is less warm and roasty but more crisp and leafy. Rather sweet for a Biere de Garde, kind of sugary. Overall a rather good beer, but could use a bit more warmth.
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I haven’t had too many Biere de Gardes, but this wouldn’t be what I thought it’d taste like. I always thought BDG’s were earthy and richly malty, but this was more straightforward and just malty. Also had a cinnamon overtone to the flavor. Didn’t love it, but a well made beer and seemed quite fresh for an import.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Cafe Volo. Poured a nice reddish amber colour with very little head. COmplex nose and flavour with caramel malts, fruitiness and finishing with a combination of barnyard flavour and a touch of bitterness. Great beer.