Ingevara (867) - SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy. Powerful flavor,lots of malt. Sugar and hops and alcohol in a very harmonic balance. Dried fruit in the aroma, flavor of christmass bread and toasted nuts. Refreshing and tempting.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into a snifter. Cloudy, even murky orange with a big, mostly lasting off-white head. Initially a skunky aroma, which mellowed out a bit becoming a meaty or woody yeastiness. Aroma otherwise hard to pinpoint beyond the yeast characteristics. Sweet malt flavor with some citrus, spice and tingling alcohol on the finish. OK to try once, but not all that impressive.
llkc (859) - århus, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
duft: svag karamel. blid duft.
smag: sødme karamel. lidt citrus friskhed. lidt honning
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.
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light red with lasting head. Sweet candy and floral aroma. Taste is floral, red fruit and wine. Finish is slightly sour.
pictoman (826) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Hazy orangish brown with full off-white head. Aroma of molasses, bready malt, dark fruits - figs, plum. Light taste, a little flat. Caramel and sweet roasted malts. A little lacking on the finish.
stantheman (816) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice medium copper color. Little nose or head on this sample. The taste is sweet and malty, notes of caramel, but no noticeable fruit.
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked bottle. Aged approx one year. Pours copper in colour, yeast suspended throughout. Biit of a gusher. Small, off white head. Mild, caramel aroma, taste is similar, mainly caramel malt. Highly carbonated. Enjoyable!
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a huge head. Aromas of malts and yeast, flavors fairly sweet, but not overpowering. Clean finish. Hints of hops are noticeable on the palate, the alcohol is well hidden.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
21/10/2009. 33cl bottle courtesy of TheGrandmaster. Gorgeous deep rose gold, just off-brilliat, with a huge cream airy head. Pretty clean... Caramel and subtle stewed fruits, with a surprisingly warm alcohol note. Tidier in the mouth, where it seems like a bock fermented with a subtle ale yeast... slips down way too easily. Pretty nice but I can’ figure out if it’s a bus stop beer for those classy French or a beer worthy of its literary association... I like anyway, as confusing as it is.