Boutip (4642) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a murky brown color ale with a super huge foamy head with good retention. Aroma of grainy malt is quite dominating with a light funky touch coming from the yeast. Taste is quite complex with some caramel malt that end up a bit dry with some sweetness and a light funky and bitter finish. Body is above average and alcohol is well hidden. Better the most take on this sometime ambiguous style.
DocLock (7721) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Super Saver. The pour was turbid ruby.coppery with great lacing and a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma was of tart fruit, mushroomy malts, some taint, and some definite sangria/fruit punch hints. The flavor was caramel malty, slightly dry and red winey, with some subdued nuts and spices as it warms. Complex palate that never really gets sweet, but seems to drift ti dryness as it warms. Nice yeasty fruity funk throughout.
hopscotch (8848) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2007 Bottle... Lightly hazy orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Malty, fruity aroma. Smells a bit like fruit punch. The flavor is a little too sweet. Malty and vinous with light bitterness... port wine. Medium-bodied and scouring with moderate carbonation. Finishes bone-dry and lightly bitter.
ELPADRINO (70) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with large long lasting white head. Aroma is peppery roasted malt. Taste is very complex with pepper, sweet malts in the front and an alcohol finish. Bottle fermentation makes swallow very frothy. The first sips are good, but the higher alcohol content numbs the tongue, making the second half of the bottle less discernable.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite enjoyable, lots of maltiness is present in this one, cardammon, licorice anise and some sweet cinnamon, and just a hint of brown sugar spiciness, mixed with lots of caramel and toffee malts, and just a hint of walnuts, and apricot fruitiness. Again quite enjoyable
Otje (677) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber/brown beer with an off-white head. Fruity, fresh, malty aroma. tastes caramel and roasted malts, a bit licorice and cinnamon, sweet, nutty and just a bit woody/nutty. finishes a bit sourrish and spicy. Could use some more body, i guess. nice sipper thought.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear lively amberwith a loose fluffy head. Fruity, toasted aroma with caramel, pear and cinnamon. Rather light in body with an effervscent mouth feel. mild toasted caramel flavor with a little nuttiness. Clean finish with a small alcohol bite.
xjaja (14) - FINLAND - MAY 6, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ihan kohtalainen olut. Mukavan voimakkaan oloinen maku tässä :)
Kyllästyneen makuinen, mutta rennon mukavan oloinen maku ilman lisäaineita.
Quevillon (2452) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Très belle couleur d’orange-rousse, avec un méchant collet. L’arome est un peu légé, mais très alcoolisé. Je goûte du malte de caramel, mais l’acool est trop présant.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great amber color not like most biere de Garde. Light but strong. Honey sweet but the alchol hangs out a bit to much.