XmnwildX12 (1472) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Stillwater Brewers Bazaar 7, Clear orange pour, no head. Aroma of malr, caramel, ginger/spice. Taste is similar, quite carbonated.
oneeighthcuban (89) - - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells very malty, a little hoptty. Caramel flavors. Very sweet beer. I struggled to drink my glass of this, and I was real thirsty at the time. Not one I would buy again.
nsquishee (508) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells sweet and hoppy-- smells Belgian. Very sweet, Belgian tart, and smooth. Lingering sweetness, with grassy, honey, and citrus flavors.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Tulip.
Appearance: Dark reddish amber with moderate cream colored head and minor lacing.
Aroma: Sweet toasted malts, caramel, cherry and light spice.
Taste: Very rich toasted flavor with some notes of caramel, clove, light spicy hops and a very mild earthiness.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, medium body, barely semi-dry finish.
Overall: Nice, heavily toasted, Biere de Garde. My only gripe is that it should be a little drier.
I originally had this a little over a year ago when it was several months old. That beer must have aged too swiftly because it was very sour. (I have seen other reviews note this). Strange thing though - I actually enjoyed that sour beer a little more than this true-to-style fresh one.
nuplastikk (3275) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle split. Deep red-brown color. Oily, patchy head. Very sweet aroma. Lots of toffee and caramel flavors, as advertised. Some spicy hops balance it out. Sort of dances around the style, but doesn’t really have that rich doughiness you’d find in a French or Belgian example. A pretty good beer nonetheless, it grows on me with each sip. The alcohol never dominates, and helps round out the beer. Pretty good.
portableparty (1596) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber to snifter. Pour is dark copper with a thin head. Taste is malt spice and mild hops. Palate feels thin fizzy and finishes dry. Overall very drinkable beer which I think will be great in the garage when its seventy degrees outside.
BVery (4249) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Clear red gold pour, thin white head. Smells and tastes like a malt bomb. Taste includes some caramel. High ABV is well hidden.
DalzAle (1735) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (Thanks for hooking me up Skyview!) Clear amber pour, medium carbonation with strong caramel and herbal aroma. Flavor was initially caramel, earthy malt, citrus and finished with a little bit of sour apple and dryness on the finish. Not bad, but not great. I know this bottle has a little age on it, but I still liked it and will definitely be looking for this when it is released again
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[2424-20090807] 1pt6floz bottle. Spruce yeast aroma. Hazy, brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sour flavour up front follows with a long yeasty vinegar and finishes almost sweetly. Medium body is sour. Really interesting.
(c/o Derek, w/ others)
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2008-08-07. Hazy dark amber brown body with a modest off white head. Aroma is lightly fruit with a very light funky yeast character. (6+) Flavour is a bit sour and lightly funky, odd fruit character, mild malts, tangy finish. Possibly off or just odd? Bottle, Shared at Derek’s