annunz123 (880) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle with a complicated flip top that should have come with a manual. After some quality time with a screwdriver and a corkscrew, this pours cloudy reddish brown with a generous head. Caramel, candy sugar, and maybe a little apple in the aroma. Taste starts with bread a caramel. Finish has a little smoke, more hop bitterness than I expected, and some alcohol. Nice.
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the better Biere de Garde’s that I’ve had. The flavor is a little muted, but pleasant. It blends caramel sweetness with hints of Flemish Red/Brown character. Just sour enough to keep it interesting. Full mouthfeel. Yeasty, astringent. Smooth.
dEnk (4030) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Slight gusher. Aroma is faint yeast and malt. Flavour is caramel, cardboard, dust. Meh.
MichaelAwesome (4564) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best de Gardes so far. Thick and full bodied with a nice fruity mixture of aromas combined with a nice mouthfeel, some balanced carbo and that high ABV in its background is a good choice. Thumbs up.
McTapps (4564) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from trade with Calisky - many thanks, Fred! The beer has got a deep dark amber-brown colour with ruby hints, medium body and steady head, Mild carbonation. Aroma of malt, herbs and flowers. Taste of malt, barley, dark bread, wine, plums, nuts, flowers and herbs. Easy drinkable and very quaffable. Enjoyed it.
Arve_Christian (3261) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ON bottle from Beermerchant online. Golden color, good foam. Meidum aroma intensity; fruity, light honey, good yeast influence. Medium body & complexity. Ok bitterness, some sourness- ok balance. Enjoyable
outlawskies (447) - - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Is very acidy. Has quite a bite. Not hoppy and a bit of a malty going on. Julie says meh. She gives a 1.2
Vighals (1389) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Klar brun med høyt beige høyt skum. Malt, kandissukker og jord. Smaker alkohol, søt karamell og noe bitterhet. Alkoholstram ettersmak, noe bitter
Lagerboy (1322) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Opaque red copper, firmer tan foam settles and mostly lasts. Aroma is fruity yeasty, dark caramel. Taste is fruity yeast esters with sweet rich toasted caramel/toffee malts, some spice and herb, vinous at times. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
ronaldtheriot (1332) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gavroche has a very thick, fizzy, quickly-dissipating, cream-colored head, an opaque, red-orange, bubbly appearance, with considerable lacing left on the glass. The aroma is strong, sweet, sour, yeasty, and even nutty. Taste is of sweet, yeasty, sour bread, bread crust, grain husk, alcohol, light fruits, and somewhat harsh bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy,and Gavroche finishes wet, heavy, and cloying. This is a "big boy beer", and it won’t be for everyone. RJT
deanso (5694) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice easy drinking beer.