SDalkoholic (1998) - 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 (701) - 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 (358) - - 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 (2494) - 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 (164) - 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 (9128) - 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.
boxofrane (1700) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a one finger white head. Smells of bread and yeast, tiny bit of clove. Taste is lightly bitter, sweet finish. Solid palate with a good bit of carbonation on the tongue. Solid version of the style.
DrSilverworm (4015) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, bottled 2012. Mostly clear golden color, foamy off-white one-finger head. Thin, continuously ascending bubbles. Little, even lace. Moderate, but very smooth carbonation. Nice bit of clove aroma, not unlike a decent hefe. Nice spice taste. A satisfying biere de garde.
strongpieman (1313) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a light white foamy head. Sweet light fruity and malty aroma. Strong carbonation with sweetness in the taste. Nice beer.