BlackHaddock (4391) - Shropshire, - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle (funny shaped thing) best before 17 Mar 2014: poured into a Duvel glass on 28th Sep 2012.
Huge, huge head on this pour: good job i was prepared and used the Duvel glass: looked good actually, the snowy white mountain of foam filled the glass before I could get all the beer out the bottle. I had the sediment laden remains later. The colour of the body was a copper/orange/deep amber and clear.
Mixed bag in the aromas: once the smells could get through the head I found some malty molasses and spicy hop notes, add floral and nut esters with maybe a cherry/almond tart floating in the middle.
The taste seemed more ’yeasty’ than the smell would indicate: again it was a mixture of flavours (like the nose), the alcohol playing its part too. originally on the sweet side the hops kicked in mid-sip and the finish was boardering on bitter. Interesting and well worth finding, yet another French beer I’ve enjoyed.
xXbaptisteXx (92) - - MAR 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Une ambrée légèrement cuivrait avec des reflets caramel avec une mousse assez persistante
Au nez on s'en des arômes de caramel Malte
Embouche on va sentir des saveurs caramélisé maltée est torréfié
Une bière sympa à essayer
adamnowek (406) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper colour with a persistent, slightly soapy head. Herbal and malty aroma. A nice balance between the sweet and the savoury. Very mildly bitter. Well balanced.
Baramba (291) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Dark amber with medium beige head. Malt and yeast aroma, caramel malty sweetness with notes of raisin, dry end. Nice one
jice (145) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle robe cuivrée, mousse aérée et persistante. Notes de céréales, malt, caramel.
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a medium sized white head. Aroma is malty with yeast and caramel notes. Taste is caramel malty with notes of dried fruits. Warming alcohol in the end. Soft carbonation
bewyder (171) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Très bonne ambrée de la Flandre française, assez forte, une belle puissance et complexité. Oublié la provenance, bue le 15/07/2012.
fishonmyplane (494) - 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 (4098) - 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 (4924) - 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 (4924) - Ruhrcity, 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.