bedainedebiere (501) - Terrebonne, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2009 2,79, I think, for a 33cl bottle. Bought today, the best before date is 07.03.10 but I don’t know when it was bottled... Not 300 ratings yet; I thought it was a more widely available beer since it is pretty easy to find in Quebec imaginary country. I’m not familiar with the "biere de garde" concept as it could just be a belgian strong ale to me, even though it is french. The aroma is discreet, with notes of caramelised malt. The taste is much more to my liking than what I remembered. Dominant sweet notes, caramel alike, bitter, sour and spicy notes, pretty complex, lasting aftertaste. Very carbonated (it made a mess when I opened it; be careful). Very enjoyable. 7-3-8-4-16. Added: Bought one with the date 05/07/09 on it today (I don’t know if it means it has just expired or if it is for july) and this one was really sweeter, smoother, thicker, well really better. It even deserves a higher rating to me... Close to amazing
martinrumsam (499) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle pours hazy amber with full beige head . aroma is caramel , dark fruit and yeast . fully carbonated with rich mouthfeel . taste is heavy sweet to start like the aroma but then a pleasant light sour bitterness emerges that cleanses the palate to leave a juicy refreshing aftertaste . Quite enjoyable
Jado (493) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a clear bronze with a fluffy beige head that sticks around and leaves good lacing. Lively carbonation. Aromas of peach, caramel, stewed apple and cinnamon. The taste starts out with some deep fruit before a hit of hop bitterness in the mid-palate. That slips away leaving some caramel sweetness. Finishes quite cleanly with some citrus and spice in the aftertaste. Excellent.
dandeman (491) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Évaluation no. 104 - Juillet 2011. Au nez, de légers houblons et de subtils caramels. La couleur est cuivrée et floue. La mousse est abondante et très persistante. L’attaque est assez houblonnée avec des notes légères de caramel. Combinaison alcool et acidité très défini. Rappelle les lambics.
varanid99 (484) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brick red pour with a thick, lasting off white head. Malty, caramel aroma. Sweet, with a nice caramel/toffee flavour, finishes with very low bitterness, alcohol warmth.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Huge tan head over a clear red-amber body. Excellent lacing. Aroma-taste of brown sugar, dried fruit, leather, a hint of spices balanced, with a slightly metallic-minerally finish. Light to medium bodied.
DarkMagus (472) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with minimal white head. Sweet bready, malty, aroma with hints of dried fruits (dates, raisins, cherries). Strong acidic fruit flavors with malt and a bit of bitterness in the finish. Decently carbonated, fairly soft mouthfeel. Pretty good stuff.
andriesradu (461) - ROMANIA - NOV 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours amber color with a nice white head. Aroma is malty, olives can be felt. Flavor is somewhat sweet with notes of olives in the aftertaste.
LomYst (461) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Complex medicinal aroma, some peat?!? some wood... finish has hints of candy... simple sweet taste, quite bland... it lacks body though, pretty watery...
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick head. Strong carbonation which keeps the beer light and fresh. Full bodied. Complex flavours. Brioche, toffee apple, earthy, champagne finish. I want some more please.