Sizzler80 (502) - 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.
Maarten1993 (500) - - 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.
greenmanalishi (496) - 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.
Moebbels (494) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear pale body with a large white frothy head. Nose has honey, citrus, coriander and herbs. Taste is sweet at first and is followed by a mild bitter sweet aftertaste. After a while the bitterness adds up on the palate so this is best to enjoyed slowly. Carbonation is fairly soft and works well with this. Palate is surprisingly full and the alcohol is well hidden.
eManu (491) - 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.
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 (471) - 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.
Hugi (463) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured, clear with a medium head. Aroma: honey, flowers, a bit hoppy. Taste: a bit malty, honey, medium bitterness. the aftertaste is a bit musty but still pleseant. medium body.