harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle from Carrefour Calais. Golden clear colour with thinnish white head. Gorgeous spice/herb/hop aromas and slightly woody. Creamy in mouth with vanilla, Good balanced hop finish. Excellent biere de garde. Actually thinkji that it is better than 3 monts as this has better hop flavour
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to hopdog for sharing...
Appears a light gold with a fluffy 2 finger white head. White film with a solid collar. Little bits of carbonation pump to the top.
Smell is like champaigne spiced with honey and pepper.
Tastes like champaigne spiced with honey and pepper with alcohol detected.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and spicey with a mild sweetness.
This one is ok but the abv is noticable and I’m just not crazy about it.
hopdog (8760) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle acquired in trade with boutip (thanks!). Poured a medium golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of spices, citrus and hay. Tastes of lighter spices, citrus, and hay. Sweet tasting. Light alcohol in the finish.
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an amber golden color with a small white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of hay, barnyard, citrus, caramel, and alcohol. Taste of more caramel, citrus, black pepper, and a slight alcohol burn.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wet hay and lemon in the nose of a very pale gold, clear bodied beer with a thin ring of white fiz on the edge of the glass. a straw like flavor with some spices and sweet lemon. i thought the abv was strong, but i couldnt nail down if it was the spices or the alcohol that i was noting. a lite, easy to drink beer with a very dry finish.
imdownthepub (9954) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 750 ml corked, filtered. Golden amber with light bubbly head. Blonde and hoppy, a delightful French Biere de Garde, which is not something I normally say. Emphasis on hops, or houblon in French, dry and bittering. I really enjoyed this.
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Pilsener golden with a limited head. Lots of malt, yeast and some slight citric notes. Sweetish and full-bodied with some musty notes. 110505
TBone (12321) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled (BB 05/2006)
Clear amber, creamy white head, lace. Aroma is a bit metallic, malty with hints of caramel. Starts caramelly then metallic notes in the finish (typical bière de garde). Decent malty background. Similar to Jenlain Ambrée but not so tasty.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Refined appearance with lasting head and lace. Well balanced between malt, hop and yeast aromas. Some fruity and spicy fusels. Moderately sweet body with a touch of acidity in the finish and some roughness round the edges. The flavours could do with being a bit more robust to cope with the roughness.
shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked botte. Apple, malt and vinegar aroma. Amber color with large lacey head. Lightly sweet malt and apple juice flavor with moderate bitter finish. Moderate body. Nice and drinkable