Thisis12ptfont (824) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of bubbly citrus, lemon, vanilla and small fruit notes. Bright pale gold in color with a large foam head. Strong carbonation with citrussy flavors upfront with doughy, bready characteristics on the finish. Thin texture with a very subtle syrupy body. Overall, a strongly flavored brew with great drinkability. The carbonation is a little overbearing but nevertheless another good, cold one from Flying Dog.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I wanted to like this beer but I couldn’t. At first it’s bitter in a bad way and then it’s just meh after a few.
LetsGoState (580) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is strongly wheat with a hint of citrus. Taste is plenty of wheat and spice with some citrus. Overall pretty good.
SDalkoholic (2135) - Linda Vista, California, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop: Poured a vibrant glowing yellow hue with a weak topping of head which quickly retreated. Nose is bold with a blend of German Hefeweizen and Belgian saison aroma that gives off a smell of fruit and spice such as banana, clove, and coriander. Drink is initially tart yet puckers up a soft kiss of sweetness but also does has a spicy profile that makes this an interesting beer recipe considering the other Biere De Garde styles I’ve had were boring and bland. Nice surprise by Flying Dog.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not familiar with this style, so pardon my blind enjoyment of it. This beer was good stuff. It was a sort of spicy hefeweizen, foggy blond in color and veggie-orange citrus flavor. Medium bodied and full flavored, this one mixes things up. It makes me want to try more biere de gardes.
BeerKurve (489) - - MAR 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Orange and Hazy when poured. Smell is very malty and earthy with a few sour notes which come off as unpleasant. The taste however is much better with Sweet Banana, Cloves, and Malty flavors, it comes off tasting much like a Hefeweizen which I’m fine with. I liked this beer and I think it’s worth checking out
Patrickctenchi (3441) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yollow-orange with a decent 1" head. yeasty,slightly sour smell over fruits. Citrus flavour, very wine-ish, and wheat beer-like at the same time. Very similar to saison.
Smeade (80) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
S: straw gold, slight haze, white head, not much collar, good lacing
A: slight peppery clove smell, a little banana esters
T: very light, taste follows nose, good taste, but finishes quick, slight sour taste
O: solid beer overall, but doesn’t offer a lot; refreshing, crisp, shallow
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falco242 (242) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yeasty, somewhat stale aroma. Light citrus and yeast flavor but lacks complexity. Good for a hot day.
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is a hazy golden color with a rather large white head. Just an overdone spiciness. Smells overwhelmingly of coriander and grass. A bit of paper/cardboard and maybe some pale, cracker malts. Hints of spicy hops in the background. The flavor is lemony and mildly spicy, sort of like a bad witbier or hefeweizen. Spicy hop notes and quite a lot of water. Very grassy on the palate as well. Meh.