JulienHuxley (5500) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark amber almost brown color - not what I was expecting. Aroma is heavily laden with wild honey, some grain, light grassy hops, but it is really the honey character that comes through. Taste is sweet honey, some cereal and very light hoppiness, especially sweet though. Palate is not sticky despite the very sweet flavor, pretty dry although not really relatively to other examples of this style. Not bad but a bit too heavy for me.
stouby (4382) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy, orange with a large off-white head leaving quite some lacework. Aroma medium malty (caramel, roasted, fruity). Flavor medium sweet, light bitter and acidic. Quite a full body.
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, thanks to scott via chris, interesting stuff, it was quite dry, off brown pour, the flavour had a light funk a bit of herb flavour, this one was all over the place
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Superbest, Rødovre. Amber oclour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, yeast, caramel and grains.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml corked bottle with that nifty french BdG metal clasp; clear, dark amber with thick light tan head; aroma mix of sweet honey and lemons mixed with an almost light cherry syrup and stale malt; first sip has an off-putting bitterness and astringency; crisp mouthfeel with some mild fruity and stale hay flavors; stale raspberry honey with sole husky grain notes; not digging this BdG interpretation too much
northropfrye (3123) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Amber colour with white head. I had this quite young, so maybe it needs to age. Flavour is bready, yeasty, some fruit, kind of metallic, though. Okay.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant dark red with a thick, eggshell head. An interesting malty aroma that is huge on the mint and cough syrup, not unlike a Hall's Cough Drop. However, underneath the initial liquid smelling-salts is a bunch of cereal and sweet caramel. Sharp, fizzy mouthfeel that isn't exactly thin but is certainly not thick. Interesting flavors that fit very well into the Bière de Garde style. I've never really known how to articulate them, but they are sort of like buttery malt. There is more mint and alcohol in the flavor as well. Also, light fruitiness, not too unlike some diet cherry cola. Heavy malts with bright hops and tons of alcohol make for an interesting beer. Despite decent the aroma and flavors, something seems to be a bit off here. The mint is so strong and unlike anything else I've ever experienced. I'm glad I bought it, but I doubt I would venture back to this one again.
Miksu (5039) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Amber color with large fluffy head. Malty, caramelly, toffeish and lightly fruity aroma with some tart alcohol and vanilla. Sweetish and tart flavor with toffee, caramel and restrained fruitiness. Strongly carbonated. The combination of caramel and tartness is somewhat repulsive.
GRM (3640) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before 02/01/08, purchased on Juiy 1 2006; eye: amber with golden reflections, long-lasting pale beige head made up of rather large bubbles, lacing, good effervescence, clear; nose: caramel, alcohol, pepper, toffee, small dark berries, spices; mouth: in that order, unpleasant aggressiveness, malt, caramel, alcohol, hops, pepper, long sweet finale with a little sting on the tip of the tongue, mildly sweet, mildly bitter, full body, creamy and sticky texture, quite carbonated, filling; overall: not too often
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, meilleure avant 02/01/08, acheté le 1er juillet 2006; oeil : ambrée avec des reflets dorés, mousse persistante beige pâle formée de bulles assez grosses, bonne effervescence, claire, dentelle; nez : caramel, alcool, poivre, toffee, petits fruits foncés, épices; bouche : agressante, malt, caramel, alcool, houblon, poivre, finale longue sucrée avec un peu de piquant sur le bout de la langue, moyennement sucrée, moyennement amère, corsée, texture crémeuse et collante, très carbonatée, toquante; en résumé : pas trop souvent
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very aromatic, floral/hops mainly, but some skunkiness/alcohol at the end. Cloudy amber body with a nice big head. I generally agree with other raters’ comments, nice mouthfeel, but too much bite on the aftertaste.