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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: 592   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The most widely-available of the bieres de garde.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2002
not the best french beer i had,but very drinkable.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tadiau (4) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2011 does not count
red, clear, caramel, floral, bubblegum, light body, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, lightly sour,

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LarsHolmer (112) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2003
This shiny amber-coloured unpasturized french Bière de garde has a heavy body with a sweet finish. If you get the champagnebottle, try to keep it for at least 24 months and you´ll get a less sweeter variety. Then you can enjoy the orange and spicy taste even more.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marking (20) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2003
A bit sweet with a hint of orange in the nose. Lovely ambercolour and a bit of licorice in the finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Wow! Interesting. Is this really apple-beer or does it just taste and smell of it? It’s almost like a mix of cider and beer. It’s quite sophisticated, and Carl even thinks it’s like champagne with soft bubbles!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1269) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 21, 2003
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 ["champagne" bottle"]I wasnt expecting much after reading all the reviews here, but this one was sure a nice surprise, a very sweet fruity and hoppy nose, a beautiful light brown coppar color, and a nice sweet, fruity, a little hoppy taste. I want more of this...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ulla (17) - Halmstad, Nebraska, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2003
This copper-amber coloured French Bière du Garde, really has a suitable name, beer to keep. After 2 years in the cellar it gets a little less sweeter in the 75 cl bottles.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber coloured. Nice creamy, bubbly tan head. Nice aroma of fruit, nuts and yeast, and a toasted smell. Taste is sweet caramel and lots more besides. Nutty, toasted, some yeast, some alcohol. Sweetish finish, slightly bitter aftertaste. Full bodied, excellent mouthfeel. Very good beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Appearance: Lovely burnt caramel color with plenty of carbonation bubbles and a nice off-white head that thins out after a few seconds. Aroma: Mild, caramelly, ever-so-slightly hoppy, faint hint of fruit -- peaches? and a whiff of hay to finish. Flavor: Much more complex on the tongue than on the nose. A certain lagery quality reminiscent of Warsteiner, caramel/burnt sugar tones, a sharpness that says, "drink with farmhouse cheese!", and some rustic farm qualities: fresh grass, hay, nuts, herbs. Palate: fantastically spritzy without being too champagne-like. Overall: it’s no St Amand (still my favorite of this style) but more complex than Castelain. Excellent with Thanksgiving Dinner -- equally good with the turkey & dressing AND the pumpkin pie!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachrymalisis (382) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
perfect biere de garde. gorgeous balance, dry, slightly tart on the back end, creamy carbonation, malt body, and rustic. I want this every day.


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