fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber color. Almost stinks. Some malt taste. Worse than La Choulette Blonde.
jonas (6301) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong honey aroma
dark amber, low creamy head.
Woody and sweet honeyish tastenotes.
medium bodied but with a heavy attitude.
Sugary sweet, almost vineous aftertaste.
Seems to be a bit out off balance to me.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 8, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber colour. Berries in the aroma. Sweet and dry flavour. Quite uninteresting, but drinkable.
CapFlu (4918) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(33cl Bottle) Thin, almond head that is quick dissipating with a cloudy, orange-amber body. Cocoa, malt and licorice nose. Flavours of thick, floral malt and strong anise spice. Finiahes with slight alcohol burn. Similar to Jenlain.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big short lived head & chestnut colour. Some apple-like aroma. Very malty flavour with just enough alcohol warmth. Caramelly sweetness develops as it warms, which I actually liked. Quite complex and worthy of rating #300.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My review is tainted by a bad cork, which overwhelmed the aroma and flavor of this beer. I detected a nice spicy, peppery aspect, with a sweet, nice body, some earthiness, caramel malt and a bland finish. Amber color, rapidly diminished foamy, tan head. Probably a decent beer, but mine was in poor condition.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber body with rising carbonation, medium off-white head, sweet, malty, spicy and vinous nose. Rather vinous flavor with substantial peach fruity sweetness and spicy finish. Nicely balanced. Extra point for being from France, a country with conscience.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faint hazy amber ruby with small bright yellow beige short lasting head. Strong caramel malty, milder musty cellar yeast and port winey vinous with hint of spice. vinergary toffee and tropical fruit aroma. Medium smooth, ’fly of the tongue’ body. Short mild bitter hoppy start. medium strong hearty and delicious sweet heading towards sticky caramel malty, vinous and yeasty/spicey middle. The alcohol comes through in the middle and finish together with a faint bitter finish. Most fortified vinous of the Bière de Garde"s I"ve ever tasted. Nice.
Hansen (8092) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok aroma and flavor. Unfortunately it disapears quickly.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Medium head dies very quickly; orange slightly cloudy body. Amazing farmy-sweet-flowery nose, I didn’t want to drink it because I wanted to keep smelling it! Some grapiness in the nose leads into an almost-as-intense flavor profile with grapes, buttermilk and cheese vying for your rapt attention. Wonderful thick, malty mouthfeel gradually gives way to a dry champagny finish. Just amazing, I wish I could get my hand on more bieres de Garde, could be my new favorite style!