drdisque (570) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at la gaiete in lille. Flavor is outstandingly well balanced for a bdg. Roasted and fruity notes come through with expected flavor of the type. Very solid beer.
Parket (569) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2009
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
75cl bottle, bought in a supermarket in Arles, France. Golden colour with lacing white head. Smell: very yeast! Taste: fruity, alcohol,yeasty and a bit grainy. Not much but I’ve had worse French beers.
McGarnigle (565) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On sale, but still well ahead of drink by date of 09.28.09. Golden body, fab lacy head. Nice body moderate carbonation. Brewed in France, but I cannot help but think of it as a Belgian. Yeasty, earthy, dry. Really not that fruity to me. Some hop presence. Pretty easy to drink.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the Great Decatur Beer Tasting Festival in Georgia on 10/18/08. Golden in color with a citrus aroma. Taste was light and fruity with notes of honey and dry.
ianwelby (537) - SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden beer with a light banana aroma. Flavour is banana too but milder with some bitter hop. It actually finishes surprisingly dry. Quite tasty.
Ljunkan (530) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Golden color with a pretty nice, dying head. Smells wonderful of orange and clove. Flavor is dominated by a nice malty sweetness, very balanced, with taste of orange, citrus, banana and caramel. This one is very underrated. I will definitely buy this again, both due to the good taste and the low price.
dj (526) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 330ml. A golden colour with a medium-sized white head. A sweet, hoppy aroma. Flavour is kinda hoppy, with some honey and yeast notes. Not bad, but I was expecting much more flavour from a beer with such high ABV. This is however the best French beer I’ve had, mostly because the others I’ve tried have been barely drinkable.
GSAP (525) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Droge afdronk, smaak licht banaan zoet, klein bittertje en wat zuurtjes. Aroma muf hooi, veredeld pilsener. Waterig kraagje. Uit blik in Frankrijk.
psilosophy (512) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 25cl, titre à 7,2%. Couleur dorée limpide, mousse moyenne de tenue correcte. Une bière qui ne fait pas dans la finesse mais qui propose un goût franc et généreux. Très légèrement fruitée, sucrée mais équilibre correct. Une production sympa à deux pas de chez moi. Trouvée à Intermarché - Montigny en Gohelle.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl corcked bottle in Malaucene France.
A bit bland for a Biere de Garde. Taste and looks more like some type of blonde beer. However it is very smooth and refreshing.