NonOperational (55) - - JUL 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The best of the Biere de Gardes I’ve tried. It tasted how French stubbies used to taste to me before I got into good beer, and started to find them disgusting.
YBasically it’s a very straightforward lager, amped-up to 7% with prominent, bitter/herbal noble hops and and a very dry, cerealy finish.
jbruner (2873) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear gold from the bomber with thin white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeast and diacytel. Oxidized and old, meh.
MarkoNm (1205) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 17, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear, darker golden color, topped with a rather small white foamy head. Malty aroma with some bready notes, and some fruits and spices hidden in the back. Taste follows the nose with some intial sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness in the body with some yeasty presence and some mild spices. Not a bad one, perfectly nice.
Flanfl (182) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - MAY 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear golden aroma. Medium white head. Light caramel and grass aroma. Flavour of sweet malt, caramel notes. Some citrus toward the end that kick a medium bitter finish. Sessionable and actually much better than the ingredient list sugest.
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cityzen (54) - FRANCE - MAY 15, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Une bière qui contient des produits chimiques ne peut pas être une bonne bière. Celle ci n’échappe pas à ce constat. Goût plat sans saveur, ni relief
kryon (1805) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear golden with low white head
Aromas has sweet malty profile with spicy herbal hops, wheat, hay
Taste is sweet of corn, hay, wheat, herbal hoppyness
anfractuosity (200) - - MAY 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice refreshing ale despite being 7.2%, could easily drink a lot!...............
DrGD (104) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear amber colour with white foam. Aroma: malts, yeast, spices. Taste: yeast, malts, spices, a bit of caramel, hops. Dry finish. Alcohol presence. Crisp and refreshing, this is an okey beer.
dchad56 (83) - - MAY 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from France. Golden yellow with quarter inch white head dissipates to thin layer. Medium carbonation, decent aroma. Slight ting in mouth - better when ting weakens.
ClarkVV (4086) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle from random mart in Thiais, drunk 4/23/15. I believe it was about 8 months old or so.
Very large white head tops a well-carbonated bronze tinted gold body. Clarity is high, with just a touch of sediment in the bottom. Probably filtered and then bottle conditioned. Head retention is moderate.
Light citrus and floral hops in the nose are quickly followed by rather heavy pepper phenols and plentiful sugariness. That same adjunct-like, powedered sugar/cake icing-like note that we’ve all known to come and love from the bigger Franco-Belgian breweries. Light fruity esters join while the alcohol is well-masked.
Flavor is more of the same. This one is not so syrupy/sugary in texture, though the off-putting sugar fermentation notes are there (waxiness, powdered sugar, pepper) in flavor. Mild bitterness from the hops which add a pleasant, if rather fleeting floral flavor. Very carbonated with a medium to medium-full body and lightly watery texture. For all the different grains they boast of putting in here, there certainly is a great dearth of malt complexity.
EddyBeer1 (1036) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dorée claire, effervescence moyenne, col blanc moyen. Principalement maltée, beaucoup trop douce, sûrement à cause de la présence de dextrose et de fructose (!), pelures d’orange, contient de l’antioxydant E300!!!