walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
from the bottle. poured a dark golden with a big white head. aroma sour grapes, hops, malts, grapefruit dry white wine. flavor alcohol, grapes, malts, a sourness, pine. was not impressed with this.
flemdawg (522) - Naples, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with some yeast floaties and a fluffy white head. White wine and grape aroma along with yeast notes. Dang, lots of alcohol in the taste. There is also some white wine taste with hints of grapes and yeast. The huge alcohol taste suprised me because there was no hint of it in the tast. A bubbly feel in the mouth. Can’t say i liked this one very much.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Toronto Christmas Party ’04. Orange, lemon, corriander, alcohol, stawberries, raspberry. Quite alcoholic. Flavor is corrainder, bananna, yeast, some bubblegum in the finish. Tounge numbing.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 2011-11-19. Lightly hazy golden yellow, small white head. 3+ Very lightly funky aroma, light lemon has vaguely tropical fruit character, musty notes. 7+ Flavour is similar, modest sourness, light fruit, tropical notes. Average plus palate is smooth. Enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/15+ Bottle from JP Cafe Ann Arbor, shared at Rudolf’s Sourfest 2011
2004-12-XX. Golden body with a moderate fluffy white head. Aroma is triple like and alcoholic. Flavour is sweetly alcoholic with of a bit of pepper nots and bitter undertones. Average Palate. Cool bottles. 6/4/6/3/14 - 3.3 Toronto Christmas Party 2004.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a lightly hazy copper bronze with a dense pillowy white head that leaves thick clumps of foam on the sides of the glass as it subsides. Aroma is a farmhouse blend of semi-sweet caramel malt and candi sugar, dandelions and bready Belgian malt. Starts with a pleasant brown sugary caramel sweetness with a hint of light fruit and complex yeasty spice. Finishes full, semi-dry, warming and mildly fruity. Very well balanced and authentic tasting. Almost more like a saison than a Bière de Garde but quite enjoyable nonetheless. Thanks to both wohlfs and Silphium for this gem!
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy light brown with white head. Aroma is of pineapple. Taste has notes of alcohol, more pineapple and I got a hint of banana. Medium/light body with very subtle carbonation.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant translucent gold. Smells of sugar, bananas, and pineapple. Tastes of sugar, bananas, and pineapple, with a bit of yeast and apricot. Alcohol is surprisingly noticeable considering the reasonably low ABV. Oh, and if this is a Biere de Garde I’m the queen of freaking France.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to argo0: Slightly hazy amber color with a small white head and large yeast clumps in my glass. Aroma: fruit, banana, alcohol. Taste: Alcohol, banana, fruits, some notes of vanilla and oak too. Thin body.
egajdzis (5169) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy dark, golden color with a medium sized, off white head. Aroma of banana, vanilla oak, and spicy mint. Taste was nutty, light citrus, more vanilla oak from the barrel. Finished dry and yeasty, certainly a different BDG.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber body with medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, banana, pineapple, light alcohol (bourbon). Taste is moderately sweet, pineapple, strawberry, some raisin, some alcohol. Medium-full body, some syrup, light carbonation.