BarnabeJones65 (1) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This french biere de garde is quite spectacular. I enjoyed a bottle that had been aged for 2 years and it was quite a treat. A light yellow hue, it gave off a strong, sweet malt base that refreshed my palate more than any other biere de garde I have had before. A spectacular treat for the hot summer to come!
Douberd (2483) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8%
Light amber coloured beer, with low activity in it and a tall off-white head. Froathy, disappears rather quickly, leaving a thin line of foam around the glass.
Aroma of malts, caramel, some straw, candy sugar, light lemon zest.
Quite malty on the taste and very sweet, with more caramel and sugar, but there are some spices in it that give it a nice twist and invite you for one more sip.
Medium body with good carbonation on it, and mildly dry palate.
Overall this begins a bit disappointing but it changes course once it hit aroma and even more on the taste. Solid one, needs some time and a bigger enough sample I believe.
Geiserich (3437) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber/brown color. Sweetish aroma,caramel, honey, bread. Flavor is malty, sweet, candies, caramel, bread, paper.
DJoer (744) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White mokka medium head, amber chestnut colour, sweet caramel some fruity, somevstrawberry hints, medium carbonation and bitter some liquorise/caramel taste
hohops (338) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber, almost brown colour, with a fluffy head. A rich aroma of spice, dark fruit, coffee. Satisfying taste, lots of malts with a bit of bitterness, but nicely balanced. Pretty good overall.
rosenbergh (7238) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BB 26/12/14. From saveur-biere.com.
My advent calender door number 15 gave me this one.
It’s dark mahogany coloured with a big light tan head.
Sweet dark fruits, spices and dry maltiness. Very nice.
The flavour is also quite yummy with dark fruits, some sweetness, spices, dry woody malt and mild alcohol.
rok1024 (1138) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber brownish appearance with medium head. Malty with some scents of roast and coffee, sweet and slightly bitter, alcohol isn’t too noticeable, slightly odd aftertaste though. Good Biere de Garde style.
Nisse666 (4426) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Saveure Biere cons 2013-09-28 Göteborg
AR: rich spicey, meat stock,
AP: amber, fizzy wee bubbly deminishing beige head
F: fizzy, caramel, a bit hollow earthy feeling, almonds,
GRM (3051) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before January 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on September 5 2013; eye: brunt caramel, hazy, nice effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head that turns into a tiny ring, no lacing; nose: burnt caramel, malt, light alcohol, plum, spices; mouth: burnt caramel, malt, alcohol, alcohol warmth, plum, spices, malty finale with presence of alcohol, average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 330 ml, 8 %, meilleure avant janvier 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 5 septembre 2013; œil : caramel brûlé, trouble, bonne effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : caramel brûlé, malt, léger alcool, prune, épices; bouche : caramel brûlé, malt, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, prune, épices, finale maltée avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct
Erasmus_ro (1458) - Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Pours a dark coppery brown with a medium, beige head. Aroma is earthy and malty. A lot of breadiness, a dab of dark fruits, prunes and plums. Somewhat herbal. Taste is semisweet, earthy with a lot of dark malts and breadiness. Dark bread and dark fruits. Prune, apple on the finish. Nettles and black currant on the aftertaste. Spiciness. Soft, smooth and medium. Not much in the way of carbonation. Could be a bit fuller. Finally a French Bière de Garde that has a good character of its own.