BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg provided at the Schroppfy party: Multihued with golden to amber colors, a long lasting head and nice lace. The aroma has notes of apple esters on top of floral and hayfield character. Notes of oak and pale malts too, quite airey and inviting. The taste starts with a fruity and hoppy mix (but not to hoppy) with a malty biscuit background. Detected some light clove and pepper character which ended with a dry wildflower and oaky finish. The feel is lush and smooth, lively enough to make it refreshing. The complete package is quite different than many Biere de Gardes and I found it quite enjoyable. Kudos!
Pailhead (4365) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Schroppfy at his gathering. Strong melon aroma with some yeastiness and orange peel. Pours a hazy reddish-orange with an off-white head that lasts a minute or so. Just like the aroma, there’s a strong melon presence in the flavor with some yeastiness and light citrus in the background. Very light hops in the finish along with some woodiness and light sourness. Creamy and silky mouthfeel. Very nice.