Diqqiediq (17) - Meerkerk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good French beer
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A light malty aroma. Looks fine. Pretty sweet up front, some hops in the finish, and a bit of sour too. A decent beer.
hughie (3994) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2010 Can brought back from a trip to the Auvergne by Mrs H. Definitely not in hand luggage. Thank you, my dear. Clear golden colour with a fluffy white head. Aroma has sweetness and yeast. Taste is fruity, perhaps orange, and alcoholic. Sweetness and sourness is followed by a bitter finish. A bit too much carbonation. Otherwise excellent. 2.7.10. Bottle. Underarm malt aroma. Less fruit than before and more rough malts, and perhaps a sharper impression of bitterness. Last rating was generous. Rated: 5,3,6,4,13:3.1
liinis (1322) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
great white head heavenly good aroma and taste. I just love it as it’s fresh and rich in flavour. palate makes you want sip over and over again.
Flowers and herbs, sweet fruits.
GoufCustom (223) - HONG KONG - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml cork bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Clear amber yellow colour; Three finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 2 minutes; Very good sticky lacing and active carbonation; Fragrant and lively aroma of orange, coriander, honey, malt, Belgian yeast, grains and red fruits; Medium sweet taste of ale malt, with honey, orange, light bread, dry biscuit, yeasty, sharp liquorices, shades of brandy, alcohol, rice grains, citrus, and some shade of grass; Medium body, pretty thick and oily palate; Taste profile is strong sweet, bitter and boozy English ale base, with an expressive honey orange taste with lively Belgian yeast. Liquorices and strong, warming alcohol taste dominate with flashes of brandy. Cool! Hoppiness is initially very sharp herbal hops mixed with sweet orange honey taste, than liquorices takes over and bitterness kinda peters out for an empty finish. Slightly dry after taste, very easy and sweet to mouth.
Comments: Looking at the label, I would never believe all these adjuncts could make a decent brew and then some but here it is: excellent frothy body, expressive and lively nose and taste, strong hoppiness and booze to balance out the sweetness, and the Belgian yeast, a surprise I thought only for the Dubbels and Tripels, make a strong statement here as well. A more than decent de Garde, a true keeper for sharing with your friends!
drpimento (1936) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pretty good beer! Poured with a nice foamy, frothy, white head and a little lace. Color is a clear yellow. Aroma is earthy, yeasty, minerals, not cloying at all. Flavor’s where it’s really good. Spicy, malty, a bit tart sharp, and understated. Enticing without being overdone. Great body and carbonation. Clean and fresh. Very good finish. Slight hint of alcohol. Definitely a session beer.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 Nice color, great taste.
Cheap for a Biere de garde
Nagash (202) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2005 Citrus taste, fruity. Great flavor, reminds a Tripel as says caesar. My favorite french beer.
PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors - 750 ml cork-caged bottle. Dark golden, slightly cloudy pour with a soft, pillowy white head that sticks around. The full glass just says - "refreshment". Fresh aroma with hints of clove, butter and vanilla. Full bodied flavor with some caramel sweetness, some raw cake mix, pears and butterscotch and a back end of vanilla. Thick, rich, creamy mouthfeel. Very impressed with this one - very underrated in my opinion. Really hit the spot on a hot day.
brewbear (48) - 3096 Oberbalm, SWITZERLAND - JAN 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice almond and vanilla, if slightly faint, nose. more almonds and vanilla on the palate, firm maltiness, yet pretty dry. Very easy-drinking for its 7.2%, yet far from being bland. Obviously has to be drunk within the BBE date, not 5 years or so later... :o>