Mads Langtved (2246) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
ARRGH!!! The best of France.
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured. Fruity, earthy nose and flavour. Very overpriced!
malbert (105) - odense, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very nice deep amber colour. But the taste is nothing to write home about.
ravidesai (938) - Bombay, INDIA - JUN 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber copper colour, beautiful head,
as with most french beers sweet malt tastes predominate with some fruit notes.
RichardGretton (4018) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Relatively dark beer with a fairly long lasting head for a beer of this style. The aroma has touches of aniseed, but the flavour is relatively standard. A slightly winey, sweet beer.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RE-rate: liked it a bit better the second time i had it. Amber with a a tinge of red, slight spice aroma, and quite nice on the palate (but quite simple), bit of spice, a tad sticky, bit of caramel in there, its quite decent, reminded me of De Koninck, but not as good and a bit sweeter or something, i like it, but obviously there are better Biere de Gardes.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first biere de garde. It’s like a poor effort at a Belgian strong ale. Smells strong. Rich red/gold colour, with a decent amount of carbonation. Syrupy sweetness, and vague amounts of bitterness. It’s ok for a French beer. If it were a footballer, it would be Frank Le Boeuf - trying to be cultured, but not quite there.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 10, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Adequate but not great saison/biere de garde that’s a tad malty and a bit bitter. Something odd about the flavor. I’m not keen on French beers so far.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, fruity aromas with a dark amber appearance. Little head. Sweet malt with earthy background. The yeast gives this beer some complexity but the beer itself lacks some character.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2002
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Very dissapointing. Absolutely no head. Sweet carmely taste and a hint of sourness (almost like the bottle was out dated). Very thin mouthfeel. I am going to have to buy again from a different location.