claudewfeete (4) - ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2005 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Dark orange in colour.
Uninspiring on the nose - malty with a smoky caramel edge. Quite a high level of bitterness with a malty flavour accompanied hints of caramel offset by a rusty, yeasty undercurrent followed by a lingering tofee on the finish . This beer tastes every bit it’s 8.5%vol.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Great brown amber appearance with reasonable head retention and lots of lace as you tip and sip. Caramel, yeast and a good lick of alcohol but nothing too offensive. Nice bitter sweet finish. Yeah nice stuff.
harrisoni (12477) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle from Auchan. Amber colour with thick beige head. Toffee malt. Drying hop on finish. Not too strong tasting even given the 8.5% alcohol. Bit grainy in mouthfeel. Fine, just not very excitng
rsmeds (228) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber-red, somewhat cloudy, with huge white, foamy head.
Strong, deliciously sweet, fruity aroma of peach and strawberries, alcohol, and a hint of toffee or caramel.
Surprisingly dry, somewhat acidic flavor, with warming alcohol, some yeast and a bit of malty sweetness. Aftertaste is mainly of alcohol and bitter.
Gassy, heavily carbonated. Bubbly, acidic palate ruins the flavor somewhat.
rauchbier (3552) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle conditioned, from Beer Cellar in Lincoln . copper bronze, moderate off white head and aggressively high condition. Obvious alcohol in the nose with some Barley wine type maltiness. Full bodied and alcoholic but quite sharp in the mouth with the assertive co2 levels and an apple citric note. Dry finish with some maltiness, lingering yeast and mushroom notes.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange peel, coriander, doughy yeast, and toffee in the musty aroma with occasional notes of alcohol. Clear amber-brown with pillowy off-white head that recedes to cover with some lacing. Spices are apparent along with bitter orange in the round, malty flavour with tea-like tannins and notes of alcohol. Medium-full body with strong carbonation that awakens the taste buds. Bottle. Entered from notes.
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with a fine lasting head. The aroma is dominated by alcohol in a quite unpleasant way. Some maltiness as well. On the palate the beer is highly carbonated. The flavor is malty and toffelike but again too dominated by alcohol. A disappointment.
JonMoore (1767) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy, amber coloured with a very large off-white head. Aroma has fruit, caramel and alcohol. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel with some nice light bitterness. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Full bodied and dry. Very good.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From A Bottle.Amber red in colour with a huge scary head,
aroma is of alcohol and fruit,taste is quite sweet with malt and alcohol,dry finish.
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’biere de garde’ is french meaning a beer that you like a lot and don’t want to share and so you hide it in the back of the fridge lest any thirsty retards come over and find it. if they do, and attempt to drink it, you "garde" it aggressively, jabbing them with a barbeque fork if necessary-- hence the term in fencing "en garde!" a beautiful head rides on this cedar-russet pour, like a mat of pussy willow fluff-- but it doesn’t last long, so you may want to have your camera ready to capture the moment. the flotsam awaiting in the bottle is as dense as an astronomical "globular cluster", though it brings only a slight mustiness to the aroma and flavor. otherwise, the aroma is a strong waft of stove-top warmly fragrant caramel, plus some straw, dough, and peach slices drizzled with alcohol and ready to flambe´. likewise with the flavor, it’s sweet in a fruity whole-grain muffin kind of way-- with lively carbonation; it’s certainly deliciously full-bodied, and-- lest you drift in forever into that blissful (albiet two-demensional) 8.5% abv. and sweet toffee dreamland, it nudges you with a gentle wake-up call of orange rind bitterness.