jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle). Clear gold color. Small off white head, with good retention. Light musty aroma with light sweet honey. Sweet caramel flavor, with light toast/malt and moderate alcohol. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Good lacing.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours clear golden color with white head. Fruity aroma with some grassy hops and cereal grains. Sweet and fruity flavor with some mustiness. Light body with crisp carbonation.
Quack-Duck (7222) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from Auchan Illkirch-Graffenstaden. Clear golden colour, small bubbly white head. Malty nose. Solid malty base, a bit sweet perhaps, with good grassy hoppy flavours. Quite nice.
jaghana (3280) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - MAR 3, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 75cl. A clear light amber beer with low head. A very basic beer, slightly fruity and malty, just too bitter, very disappointing. Nothing really interesting, just sweet.
manuchampions (1219) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle with caged cork. Pours a glowing gold colour, very clear with a tall white head that lasts. Aroma and flavour of sweet caramel apples and light spiciness. Crisp finish and light on the palate, but the maltiness still finds a way to shine through into the finish. The combo of the rich malt flavours and floral and fruity finish made this really enjoyable.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lemongrass aroma, not strong. Clear golden, medium head. Light body, grassy, slightly sweet. Refreshing and enjoyable, but generally weak.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2011
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ home. Fairly pale yellow appearance with an off white head. Aroma is a like a pale malty Pale Lager. Body is somewhat thin, a bit sour, and pale malty with absolutely nothing reminiscent of a Biere de Garde. Without a doubt, the poorest attempt at a Biere de Garde that I’ve ever tasted. That side apart, it’s a decent, somewhat sour pale malty beer.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh and clean smelling with light honey, doughy malts and dusty yeast (I’m surprised this isn’t a lager actually). Lightly sweet with a light herbal bitterness, some crispy malts and a touch of orange in the finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange to light copper with a medium, bubbly and rocky off-white head, fair retention and lacing. Aroma is woodsy, cellar notes with earthy and spicy hops. Peppery phenols are light. Fruity esters of pear and apple. Light nuttiness and caramelization is present. Flavor is sweet caramel and nutty malt, tea-like with wood and earthy notes. No hop bitterness. Toasted malt character with some residual sweetness though it stops short of being cloying. Balance is toward the malt. Medium body, medium carbonation.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear golder pour with lots of bubbles and a thin white head. Light funky aroma with some cereal. Bitter flavor dominated by cereal and moderate barnyard funk . Light sweetness. Bitter hop finish. Crisp and clean.