ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Despite the surprisingly low ratings of this beer, I think this is easily one of the best de Gardes I’ve had. This was the first beer I was truly impressed with on my trip into Franche Comte. Bright, hoppy, and remarkably drinkable. Floral aroma with some hay and grass at the end.
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
hughie (3996) - 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 (1496) - 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.
dwyerpg (4354) - 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.
GoufCustom (607) - 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 (2098) - 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.
GTAEgeek (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours copper with a significant, foamy beige head. The aroma is figs, caramel, and apples. The flavor is malty sweet and a little spicy. The palate is heavy, sticky and a little acidic and astringent. Overall, a powerful and complex beer. Very tasty.
crossovert (6343) - Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a surprisingly delicious BDG. The hops seemed really fresh, just a pleasant beer.
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
citrus, hay, earthy, banana, cooked vegetables, raisin, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, salty, sticky, soft carbonation,