gunnar (4304) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Pours clear golden with a huge creamy white head. Aroma is malty, cellar and earth. Taste is sweet malty, also some sweetness from the alcohhols, light fruity as well.
ruigo (614) - PORTUGAL - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl in a good company. A beer with a golden yellow with a nice head. A bit bitter at start but sweet at the end. Nice beer!
regonard83 (9) - - MAY 19, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Avarage beer, completeley spoiled by disgusting metallic taste. Really not worth it, sorry.
RichardW (1298) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Sour lemon and yeast aroma, nicely done Belgian style beer, with bags of flavour; hints of coriander, orange zest, cinammon and cloves. Sweet and a touch sugary, without going too far. Warming in the chest, lively pour, good dusty gold appearance, biscuit finish, with the sourness staying right through. Very enjoyable.
GoufCustom (395) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cork bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear amber yellow colour; Three finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and active carbonation; Fragrant and lively aroma of orange, coriander, honey, malt, Belgian yeast, grains and red fruits; Medium sweet taste of ale malt, with honey, orange, light bread, dry biscuit, yeasty, sharp liquorices, shades of brandy, alcohol, rice grains, citrus, and some shade of grass; Medium body, pretty thick and oily palate; Taste profile is strong sweet, bitter and boozy English ale base, with an expressive honey orange taste with lively Belgian yeast. Liquorices and strong, warming alcohol taste dominate with flashes of brandy. Cool! Hoppiness is initially very sharp herbal hops mixed with sweet orange honey taste, than liquorices takes over and bitterness kinda peters out for an empty finish. Slightly dry after taste, very easy and sweet to mouth.
Comments: Looking at the label, I would never believe all these adjuncts could make a decent brew and then some but here it is: excellent frothy body, expressive and lively nose and taste, strong hoppiness and booze to balance out the sweetness, and the Belgian yeast, a surprise I thought only for the Dubbels and Tripels, make a strong statement here as well. A more than decent de Garde, a true keeper for sharing with your friends!
bartlebier (831) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle from Leclerc Verdun. Grainy FR-Flemish stronge blonde ale with a smooth natural body but a very sharp alcoholic nose and taste that cannot wholly keep up with its exquisite natural peppery hops. Good ingredients, interesting style, sub par execution, a pity - would have fancied this as a set dinner beer given the price and 75cl bottle.
wimpyjoe (2261) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde lager with a distinctive north European feel. It’s nose and taste are a mix of sweet floral and soft grain combining for a smooth blonde appeal. Golden in colour with a small white head, its strength isn’t evident in its body. The only downside is some fizzy carbonation in the palate.
neverleaveopen (113) - GERMANY - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear dark golden with a fine head. interesting aroma of sweet malt, some orange and spicy notes. first taste is very sweet. pleasantly bitter finish and slightly strange aftertaste.
Pyrmir (2371) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Golden color with white head. Aroma malty and grainy with orange, belgo yeast, alcoholol. Taste is grainy and malty, fairly sweet with funky finishing notes. Decent BdG
stevoj (1328) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and rich, dark golden beer with silky head.Aroma is grass, smoke, wood, malt, sourdough...complex. But it gets better...taste is butterscotch, malt, butter, caramel, hay....again, really nice. This is on the "1001 Beers t o Try Before You Die" list....