BobEvers (247) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
fles 33 cl
Kleur: amber/bruin met een creme schuimkraag.
Geur: Licht zoetig (fruit?), Mout en hout.
Smaak: Licht zoet, met een lekker bitter. Nasmaak van bitter blijft lang achter.
Alcohol is nauwelijks te proeven.
PeatyPete (246) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber Coloured. Yeast smell/bananas. Taste in malt and bread-like. Aftertaste has something of chocolate or Nutella.
kepano (245) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2006 It seems sacrilegious for a French beerophile to go so long without trying a Bière de Garde but I finally decided to start with Gavroche. This beer begins with a wonderfully dynamic beige head that initially billows a foamy beige cream and then puffs up in the center. The body glows a deep cloudy pinkish orange, which you might call a dark salmon color. The head reduces fairly rapidly, lacing nicely as it diminishes. Light malts are prominent in the nose, especially caramel and toffee, chestnut honey, brown sugar, nougat, burnt butter, biscuits and café au lait. A pleasant aroma, with an unexpectedly complex array of these fluffy malty fragrances. The flavor is a bit less appealing and reminds me of New Belgium’s Fat Tire (but better). Caramel and biscuits are echoed from the nose, but reappear here in a more hostile environment. The coffee feels over-roasted, the toast a bit burnt and a metallic twang resonates in the mouth. The palate saves the buccal experience by providing a smooth creamy texture and great carbonation though I found the finish a bit acidic. Overall a decent beer but I hope other Bières de Garde have a bit more to say than this one.
Cbuk1013 (242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with a thick whitish head. Smells of malt and fruit, mainly strawberries. Tastes of caramelized fruit and the alcohol is hidden. It’s ok.
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a big off-white head. Aroma is fairly weak, some caramel malt with an undercurrent of sweet, slightly tart fruit. Flavor is malty, with yeast, some sweet fruit and a touch of herbal hops. Rather bitter, with a malty, bitter grapefruit peel finish.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral/fruity aroma with strong alcohol aroma. Very clear and pumpkin orange with a nice steady stream of bubbles. Tightly packed off-white head. Taste is sweet with carmel, toffee, and apple. Body is a bit thin. I would enjoy a bit more acidic tartness to balance this. Overall a good beer but not terribly complex.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this on tap at Mongoose versus Cobra in Houston,TX. A strong amber, great tasting, unfiltered beer.
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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.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pale golden color, with a very one dimensional aroma - just hops. The head was huge in the glass and lingered almost until the last swig. The taste was a bit thin, but it did wash done clean with a very little aftertaste. All in all, the best I can say is that it is a very average drinkable beer. At worst, I can say it is ’very French’. C’est la vie.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear pinkish red with high carbonation that built up a huge and lasting off-white head. Aroma is quite pleasant with menthol, cherries, oak, nuts, and toffee. The flavors are enjoyable though lighter than what the aromas would indicate. Sweet yet dry. A hoppy bitterness and high levels of carbonation really help to make this a refreshing beer. I could definately drink many more of these.