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.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving date: 2009-02-26. Served in snifter. 330 ml bottle with freshness date on the label (best before 2010-01-28).
Pours a clear golden copper with a 2 cm off-white head that settles rather quickly and leaves some lacings.
A rather sweet smell with plenty of malts and fruits of the forest. Notes of bubblegum. Some mint and earthy aromas as well.
The taste has a prominent and rather sweet malt character - a bit caramel-like. Gentle citric notes. Earthy notes, grass and general floral hop flavors. Faint yeast in the background. The alcohol is noticeable and gets more prominent towards the end. The finish has a light bitterness to it, is slightly dry, has a restrained hop character, is slightly metallic and contains a rather big amount of warming alcohol.
The mouthfeel is fuller than I had expected, but is still in the medium range. Small lively bubbles, yet it’s still quite smooth actually.
This is a good beer, and it drinks easily. Still, it’s not great, and it’s certainly not very interesting. It lacks complex and all in all it’s different flavors are too restrained. I was expecting more from it. However, this was my first bière de garde, so I don’t have many reference points to compare it with. But I was expecting something in the line of a Belgian saison, and even though I can detect some small similarities, this is far from a saison. It’s too clean, too restrained and anonymous. Again, not a bad beer, but I’ll probably forget about it in a while.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
330 ml bottle. Not too shaby, but nothing special here. A little malty and al little watered down.
Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge foamy monster head atop a clean filtered amber brew. Great inviting aroma. Fresh grassy with a hint of alspice. Good body, sweet at first taste but subtle spice and warmth.
greenmanalishi (468) - 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.
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a frothy white head, lots of lace. Aroma: hops, grain, bread, grass, hint of citrus, slight dank, caramel. Taste and mouthfeel. Malty caramel sweetness, bready, hoppy/citrus bitterness. Medium carbonation and refreshing.
l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - JAN 19, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Flavor and aroma was Frosted Flakes with some corn syrup and quite sweet. Pass.
eManu (448) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
had the 75cl bottle. High fermented blond beer, clear blond. with nice taste of blend of spice and caramel. Good.
I had this 75cl bottle so I used it to make my beer bread.
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.
satanda (428) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Na prvni napiti dobre, ale bohuzel ma trochu pachut. Na francouzke pivo ale ok. Lahvac u joja