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


on tap

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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The most widely-available of the bieres de garde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SBgoodDave (13) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2003
Tasty. A mellow ale like brew. Lovely mild flavour with depth of malt character. Smooth on the palate and little to no bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Pretty mellow beer overall and nothing too exciting. Toasted malts do offer some character, mildly nutty, mildly chocolaty, with a little sourness in the finish, but pretty straightforward. As Oakes says: "simplistic vienna malt character."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2003
Sweet malty and fruity at first, then the hiops starts to come through. A very drinkable biere de garde. Allmost as good in can..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Nice reddish color. Strong malt aroma and flavor. Strong body, a little sweet and syrupy, dark chocolate perhaps, a bit of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2003
Dark gold-amber in colour. Very low carbonation, yielding little head. Light clean malty aroma, no esters diacetyl or phenolics. Big clean malt flavour. More like a light bock in flavour in that regards. The bitterness is a little high though balances out the high malty,sweet beer well. It has a definite, silky texture that is extremely pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2003
Bottled. Copper orange, initialy good fluffy white head that soon drops to thin foam. Moderate condition. Low caramel and hop aromas, more caramel in the mouth but fairly understated for a biere de garde. Hop bitterness develops in the finish. Doesn’t seem like 6.5%.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2003
Color is the same as conditioned stoneware cookware. Large off-white head. Sweet malt aroma and taste, slightly bitter. Not bad for $2/750ml.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5406) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2006 June, 2003Bottle. Quite a beefy little brew. Burnished copper like a freight train. Malty fruit aroma with a healthy whiff of tin. Oaky, slightly tannic. Quite ale like in body and taste. Tasty. [3.2]
July, 2006 Can. Tastes like a strong lager with a dirty socks & brown sugar flavour. The dirty grain (licorice/coffee) flavour is the main character, the remainder of the experience is that of low budget strong lager with sweetness and fizz as the main features. [2.4]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Nice amber color,small head that faded quite quickly.Mildly spicey,fruity aroma.Malty sweet taste with hints of spice and definate fruit tones to it.I believe this is my first in this style,so don't chastize me for being a newb.but i know what i like and thias is a pretty decent brew and even though it was costly through my sorce it was well worth the bucks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1907) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Deep orange/copper glow. Earthy, yeasty, some hops in the nose. Simple, soft and quite enjoyable. I expected a much more complex beer, but this has some caramel flavor along with slight hoppy and fruity end. The malts are still there in the aftertaste.

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