Lagerboy (1256) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Opaque red copper, firmer tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is fruity yeasty, dark caramel. Taste is fruity yeast esters with sweet rich toasted caramel/toffee malts, some spice and herb, vinous at times. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
ronaldtheriot (1279) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gavroche has a very thick, fizzy, quickly-dissipating, cream-colored head, an opaque, red-orange, bubbly appearance, with considerable lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, sweet, sour, yeasty, and even nutty. Taste is of sweet, yeasty, sour bread, bread crust, grain husk, alcohol, light fruits, and somewhat harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy,and Gavroche finishes wet, heavy, and cloying. This is a "big boy beer", and it won’t be for everyone. RJT
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very substantial beer. Its says its a Red Ale on the label, but its more of a scotch ale. Caramel and maltiness permeate the taste. The alcohol is a bit too promanent for my tastes. Overall its worth trying.
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice easy drinking beer.
gegwilson (1269) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from France. Pours amber with an off white head. The taste is caramel, citrus and plenty of spiciness. Some warming alcohol that gets more evident as it warms. Not bad.
superspak (2684) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 1320 bottle coding. Pours very hazy/cloudy reddish brown color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance an complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, apricot, cherry, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness. A fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, cherry, apricot, pear, apple, caramel, toffee, toast, brown sugar, wood, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, moderately crisp, and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Biere de Garde style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
StoutHead (671) - DENMARK - SEP 20, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours an unclear red color. Aroma of malt and straw. Taste is of malt, caramel, bread, yeast, nuts, spices, fruits and alcohol. It’s a bit like an ale but a lot more tangy. Full body and so much carbonation it exploded out of the bottle. Didn’t like it much.
Moravius (526) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 Flasche (75 cl, MHD: 06/15), etwa 2 Jahre im Keller gelagert. - Helles Rotbraun, leicht trüb. - Nase süßsäuerlich obergärig-fruchtig mit Karamel und herbem Pfirsich. - Antrunk brotig malzig und für meinen Geschmack deutlich zu süß, mit Anklängen von Milchschokolade, gleichzeitig dumpf säuerlich mit matter Frucht (Mandarine), schwach krautig-herb. Prickelnd rezent, dünnes Mundgefühl. Im Abgang leicht säuerliche, krautige Herbe. - Eigenartige, nicht recht stimmige Mischung süßsäuerlicher Aromen, zu brausig und ohne Tiefgang. Nicht mein Fall. - Eigenartigerweise schmeckt der Rest aus der angebrochenen Flasche am nächsten Tag besser als das frische Bier ...
budedou (396) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
- Grain and bready sweet malts. Bit hazy copper with a rich beige head. Slight sour bitterness, caramel and bready malts, booze and fruity finish. Dry in the end and actually quite nice
vipinvelp (2245) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber orange off-white lacing foam head. Strong aroma, barley, leather, grass, some toast. Taste good, strong beer taste, again little grass, some cereal tones. (Velp 201408)