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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: 14   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
msbernac (1979) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 17, 2016
Bottle Aroma-herbs, pharmacy Appearance-golden, hazy, white foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-intersting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
peponi (1523) - Hannover, GERMANY - JUN 26, 2016
Aroma: cognac barrels, malty, herbs, honey. Apperance: hazy golden color and creamy head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, cognac barrels, woody, herbs, fruity, quite dry. Palate: medium body and high carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: Really interesting and complex BW,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lele (433) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 24, 2016
ASPETTO: ambrata torbida, dalla schiuma abbastanza bianca, fine e persistente. AROMA: note floreali e di cioccolato, con un po’ di liquoroso. Abbastanza intenso. GUSTO: in bocca č un po’ particolare. Ci sono vari sapori, tra i quali il caramello (non tanto), un liquoroso (che si sente soprattutto se la si lascia scaldare) e lo speziato, insieme ad altri. Conclude con un leggero finale amarognolo. Sapori non collegati benissimo tra di loro, forse la bottiglia che ho assaggiato era ancora giovane. CONCLUSIONE: piuttosto difficile dare un giudizio complessivo. La birra mi č piaciuta molto, ma la trovo lontana dalla perfezione, sia per quanto riguarda lo "slegamento" dei sapori, sia per una certa -a mio avviso- lontananza dallo stile. Diciamo che la salva il liquoroso dato dal Cognac, altrimenti l’avrei paragonata piů che altro ad una Belgian Strong Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17734) - 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 (44143) - 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 (19385) - 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 (15580) - 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 (26202) - 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 (25063) - 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 (11942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
cloudy brown, small white head. aroma is yeasty, flowery. flavor is yeasty, flowery, spicy, nice but boozy.

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