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Garrigues Bičre en Barrique Saison des Amours

Brewed by Garrigues
Style: Barley Wine
Sommičres, France
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
"Saison des amours" aged in cognac barrels.
Also known as "Garrigues Bičre en Barrique n°1"

Editor’s note: brewed in winter 2010 (Lot 01), available in 33cl and 75cl bottles with red wax over the cap.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 17, 2012
Süßlicher, malzig alkoholischer Beginn. Im Mittelteil etwas wässrig, schade. Malziger werdend, süßlich, deutlich brotig. Nett – aber reißt einen nicht vom Hocker. /8/8/10/9/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a small to average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, caramel, dry, buzy, old malt, moderate to heavy alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, wood, malty, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120324]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle from La Cave ŕ Bulles, Paris, as Garrigues Bičre en Barrique n°1
Hazy amber color, with minimum head. The aroma is simpler than expected, apples and booze. Simple flavor, mild sweetness, some overripe apples, and a boozy character.
Unimpressive, at least.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dedollewaitor (14927) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle @ Miss January / AA Meeting Afterparty Tasting, March 2012. Pours ruby copper with a bubbly head. Sweet candy like nose. Fruit, alcohol and candy. Medium bodied. A bit of alcohol. A bit of acetone. Heavy and not really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24512) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at Ungstrup. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, oak and cognac. Fruity flavour of caramel with notes of oak and cognac. Fruity finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a cloudy opaque amber with a rough, off-white head. Nice woody Cognac aroma. Medium body, completely flat. Some caramel and wood but spoiled by heavy phenols. A little subtle alcohol. 090212

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
cloudy brown, small white head. aroma is yeasty, flowery. flavor is yeasty, flowery, spicy, nice but boozy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma smooth malty and light vanilla flavoured. Velvet smooth, light fruity and caramelish. Smooth and malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a thin beige ´head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt, leading to a dry finsih+ . Thanks yespr sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (4957) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 6, 2011
Bottle 33cl, the real name is "Saison des amours vieillie en barrique de Cognac". An unclear amber ale without head. Nose is intense on vinous as well as oak / vanilla notes. Aroma is very caramel like and near to cognac feeling, very drinkable for 10° and enjoyable. Fruit notes such as grapes and apricot, chocolate notes too. This beer is very far from other barrel beer I’ve tasted, more vinous and dry. Finish is alcoholic with some acid vinous notes.

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