DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Super Saver. The pour was turbid ruby.coppery with great lacing and a 2-finger off-white head. The aroma was of tart fruit, mushroomy malts, some taint, and some definite sangria/fruit punch hints. The flavor was caramel malty, slightly dry and red winey, with some subdued nuts and spices as it warms. Complex palate that never really gets sweet, but seems to drift ti dryness as it warms. Nice yeasty fruity funk throughout.
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle thanks to ekstedt. Sampled on October 28, 2011
Clear copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, cream, faint estery scent. Sweet, malty, some alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Rune (7365) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice 330ml bottle design. Amber coloured body with light toffee aroma. A huge white cap that looks attractive in the glass. Surprisingly moderate palate compared to its strength in alcohol. Fresh apple flavour with a good share of malt and a bitter finish. Hidden alcohol. The flavours blossom as the beer warms up.
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark amber, good sized creamy head. (3+) Alcoholic aroma, light malt notes. Dry alcoholic flavour with occasional moment of sweet yeast malt, light spice notes. Needs more flavour to round out the rough alcohol edges in my opinion.
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red ale. Slightly sour taste almost like a granny apple. Very juicy. Rated 8/9/08
CaptainCougar (7128) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent amber copper with a large, spotty-lacing frothy light tan head. Aroma of toasty biscuity malt and some sweet grain along with a touch of green noble hops. Body starts with a sweet earthy caramel maltiness and good authentic bitter balance. Finishes slightly warming and bittersweet. True to style and enjoyable, but could hide it’s alcohol a little better.
kevnic2008 (7127) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow. French yeast in the aroma and flavor, which gives a light spice quality as well. Dry malt in the finish.
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.
Fin (7040) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle picked up from Carrefour, Lille, 30-07-07. Poured murky warm gold colour, with large erupting white head of foam. Having had two other Biere de garde’s in recent day’s I’m getting to notice the style now and this seemed quite typical of the style although the alcohol did become a little invasive at times. Some toffeeiness in the mouth, bit malty and sweet but fine.
Ughsmash (7007) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured light-medium orange with a dense, creamy beige head.. looked very good. The aroma picked up toasted redder fruits, caramel, and molasses with earthy and herbal yeasty accents.. a touch cheesy as it warmed up.. I enjoyed it. The flavor found fruity notes, molasses, and caramel at the core with prickly black pepper and earthy yeast around.. finished semi-sweet with a nice spicy kicker. Medium-bodied, tangy, and engaging on the palate.. smooth carbonation on the middle where it needed it.. good feel and flow. Nice one.