liinis (1623) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great white head heavenly good aroma and taste. I just love it as it’s fresh and rich in flavour. palate makes you want sip over and over again.
Flowers and herbs, sweet fruits.
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle... Clear yellow ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. Pale grains and spices (lavender and coriander) dominate the olfactory system. Medium to full-bodied and syrupy with prickly carbonation. Sweet, spicy flavor up front; herbal bitterness on the backside. Spicy, bittersweet finish.
Lalli (243) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
0,33l bottle. Nice dark golden color with good head. Slightly metallic nose with hints of alcohol, malts and banana. Surprisingly modest taste and body.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear straw body, medium-thick off-white head. Herbal nose with spicy hops, biscuity, with dusty esters. Very dry body of modest complexity, with floral/potpourri notes, chalky esters, and biscuit. Crisp carbonation. Relatively light body finishes bitter with fairly strong alcohol notes. Mediocre.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Canned) Golden colored with huge white head. Sweet and spiced, fruity and somehow sour aroma with metallic hints. Medium bodied. Flavor is richer with sweet caramel and some oaky tone, also fruits, hops and mild alcohol present here. Aftertaste is hopped still with this honeyish sweetness.
masto (77) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden, tiny head. Very mild version of earthy cognac aroma, weird. Kind of a full bodied bitter, but very straightforward. Annoying carbonation. Dry but boring bitter finish.
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 2008-03-22. Pours clear yellow with white head. Aroma: Cloves, wheat malts, banana. Flavour: Sweet and moderately bitter. Medium to full body. Very tasty.
BMan1113VR (7890) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2008 33cl bottle. Sweet malts, honey and flowery hops with caramel. Maybe some raisins too. Frothy white head with decent lacing. Clear body. Taste is salty and yeasty with some nuttiness and metal in the finish. Dry and fizzy. Overall nothing to really write home about.
Rerate thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a clear gold with a white head that leaves great lacing (AP:4/5). Aroma is diaceeytl, caramel, toasted bread and a bit husky towards the finish (AR:6/10). Taste is husky and vegital with DMS and diacetyl. Very off flavored, unbalanced and crude with light caramel. (F:3/10). Fizzy but smooth from the DMS (P:3/5). (O:12/20)::2.8
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light yellow with large white head.Fresh, nice aroma but too thin. Maybe some citrus, yeast? Nice beer in the summer but too thin for me.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. My perception of French beers as largely mediocre was hardly raised by this product. Not much here, and with a style as wide as Biere de Garde I expected some element that was extreme or at least interesting, and I didn’t really get it from this beer.
Appearance was good-enough, with a golden color and a whisp of white head. Aroma was lightly citrus-y and grainy but didn’t have much to it. Flavor was similarly non-descript and even more absent than the aroma. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. Not a lot here, good or bad.
I can’t say I’d go out of my way to get this beer, nor will I recommend it.