cagou007 (1017) - FRANCE - NOV 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of fruits, yeast and cereals. Medium carbonation. Finish is long and spicy. A good "bière de garde", even if not the best one !
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear golden yellow with a very small white head. The nose is straw, corn sugar, light spice like cloves and cardamom. Pastries. The taste is mostly sweet, with a mild tart and a mild bitter. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is light and finish is long. Tastes better than I expected.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 11, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a weird clear yellow orange gold with a healthy white head The nose is sweet, very very sweet. Sweet like corn, reminiscent of High Life. A little bit of spice... maybe skunked light hops? Maybe some apples... weird. The mouth is as thin as this beer looks, moderate CO2, not a lot going on. The flavors are about in line with everything else. Sweet and lacking substances. Theres some spice, like I said about the nose, but its mostly dead hops I think. Cloying sweetness lingers. I just dont like this one. Despite the sweet spot I have for High Life, I just dont like this beer!
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. My perception of French beers as largely mediocre was hardly raised by this product. Not much here, and with a style as wide as Biere de Garde I expected some element that was extreme or at least interesting, and I didn’t really get it from this beer.
Appearance was good-enough, with a golden color and a whisp of white head. Aroma was lightly citrus-y and grainy but didn’t have much to it. Flavor was similarly non-descript and even more absent than the aroma. Mouthfeel was unremarkable. Not a lot here, good or bad.
I can’t say I’d go out of my way to get this beer, nor will I recommend it.
gowdy (966) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. bread, golden, clear, aminimal head, lightly bitter, light body, average carbonation,
Cthulhu (961) - MARSHALL ISLANDS - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (75 cl) My favorite Biere de Garde.Clear blond colour. Fruits , malt and citrus 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.
Maarten1993 (935) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank with Lennart 16-12-2013. Golden yellow color with medium carbonation. Nice soft taste, though also a bit metally. Not very special.
Deu (932) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden yellow colour with a small white head. Smells some cheese, moldy, malts, some yeast and just very slightly hoppy. Tastes water, iron, malts. Quite watery for its 7,2%.. Would’ve guessed its a regular 5%. Overall Ok
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33 l. Pale yellow gold. Earthy and organic nose. Flavor is similar, intense with a fruity ciderlike touch, slightly sour, but then again full. Very interesting, first I’ve had of this style and would gladly have another one.