ALLOVATE (2683) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought a bottle of this from a supermarket in Montmartre, Paris. Surprised to find this was the only beer available over 3.5% out of about thirty - very strange.
Back at our hostel I had to settle for a clear plastic cup and with no fridge available, into the cup it went. Bright, pale, yellowy gold, well charged with a decent, rocky white head forming, holding and lacing well. Licks of sweet honey, wholemeal and barnyard grains on the nose with just a little pepper and sour malt. Grainy, gritty and malty in the mouth. Floral rasp across the sides, sweetness of honey in front, good depth of peppery spice and peaking alcohol in back. Finish is spicy, phenolic and warming. Quite nice I thought, though stretched for options in Paris. Ended the night well at least. (75cL, no use by, my notes read ’goedale’ so I’m glad I finally located it!)
greenmanalishi (506) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle. A pleasant, fresh, clean beer but not too much to write home about. grassy hops, but slightly metallic aftertaste.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2006 pours a goldn yellow with a nice looking bubbly head that laces very well. the aroma is peppery, with some malty elements. flavor is much the same with a leathery note. Biere de grade seems to resemble a triple in many ways: nice mouthfeel: better than Ch ti
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Golden straw colour. Thin aroma and taste. Seemed like a gueuze-funky lager or thin ale.. This is my first biere de garde and I really hope this style will pick up from here because this was not really too interesting.
Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2006
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beer poured with a golden color and nice white head. The smell was surprisingly alcoholic and awkwardly overpowering. The flavor was somewhat flat and unimpressive and left me an ever so slightly tinney aftertaste. A truly typical French beer that leaves me saying "what’s the point". Extra kudos for the sweet, majestic bottle.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden. White head. Floral fresh aroma followed my malty sweet aroma and typical french perfumy dishwater finish.
Dredd (739) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great beer. Lovely appearence and lots of estery flavours with a nice bitter finish. Alcohol in this is well balanced in this one and has a nice cleanliness to it which makes this a very pleasent beer indeed.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Avignon. Good for drinking in a park, with a spread of cheese and crackers (until the ranger comes along and scolds you in French for a bit). Nice and smooth with a good bit of fruitiness.
Stefano (1908) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with a good white head like a freshly poured pils. Flavour wise it has that yeast start and orange flavours like most balgium beers have. A little alcoholic touch in the end.
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Taverne St Germain. Orangey golden body with frothy white head. Light yeasty and spicey taste, well carbonated, alcohol not really noticeable. Cheers