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.
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Clear orange body, big yellow head with good retention, but almost no lacing. Aroma of grains, yeast, toffee, dried fruits. Taste is sweet and boozy: caramel, apricot and apple jam, yeast, floral hops. Medium oily body.
dandeman (827) - 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.
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.
LomYst (817) - 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...
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!
budedou (807) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2016 - 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
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.
mauroruellas (791) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUL 2, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Escura acobreada,espuma bege densa e cremosa;no aroma,malte tostado,caramelo,leves notas condimentadas ao fundo;sabor adocicado,encorpado,apresentando frutas secas e vermelhas,ameixa,caramelo,notas amadeiradas e perceptível presença de álcool,corpo médio,bem carbonatada,retrogosto adocicado. Bierre de Garde diferenciada,me lembrou uma Dubbel,boa,gostei.