ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very decent beer with multiple levels of subtle flavors, going from fruit to wood, to vanilla, to musty attic. Light orangish brown ale, thick head and medium body.
kayres (793) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange brown and no head on this one, flat. Apple and raisin aroma. Bit of sherry. Sweet winey and applely, medium to light bodied
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Scopey (12007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Sous-Bock, Paris. It pours amber, with a long-lasting thick beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, leather and spice. The taste is caramel, wood, very spicy, earth, some dark fruit, metallic, brown bread, leather and some warming alcohol, with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and fizzy champagne-like carbonation. A great biere de garde.
TheBeerGod (5951) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Amber pour with a tall, fluffy tan head that recedes to a short ring of foam in a matter of seconds. Aroma is spicy and grassy and almost has a hint of steamed and spiced (Old Bay?) seafood. Taste is grains, soft caramel, malt notes, spice, dusty yeast, dried flowers and grass. There’s more of that Old Bay type flavor as well. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more spice notes, grass, caramel, malt, toasted grains, straw and dusty yeast.
BlackHaddock (6113) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
May 2008: 75cl Green cork and caged bottle, poured into two Corsendonk stemmed tulip shaped glasses.
The pour was in one almost smooth action, but the second glass ended up with a few pieces of sediment. Otherwise the beer was a lovely amber, a little lighter than a typical Belgian Amber beer but with the same good biege foaming head. The beer was opened 4 months after the Best Before Date.
The aroma was like a fairly sweet malty biscuit straight out of the oven.
Good flavours throughout, this is a well balanced beer and I really enjoyed it. The 8% doesn’t knock your socks off, but you know it’s there.
The French beer scene is a lot better than most poeple realise, this is a good example of what they are missing.
Travlr (20945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep, dark, murky chestnut color, large thick, fluffy beige head, solid lacing. Aroma is very earthy and lightly spiced pumpernickel bread and drief fruits. Taste is winter fruits and roots, with rich caramel and Soda bread. Classic example of the style.
reebtogi (5525) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a big white head that settles slowly leaving a healthy lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light chocolate with some spicy hops. Taste is malty sweet with with some spicy hop bitterness and hints of fruit and yeast. A very well done amber ale which was quite tasty.
imdownthepub (12928) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, 330ml from Carrefour, Coquelles, France. Amber with white head. This proved to be quite a sweetish, caramel beer, toffee but with a yeasty spiciness and light lemonade note. Pleasant and easy drinking, quite decent.
Brandman (2824) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel, medicinal hops, berries and some molasses. Flavour leaves dry dough and some unpleasant floury feeling. Alcohol is veery present. Overall might be nice beer, but I just dislike the strong amber ones.
humlelala (1289) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33 cl bottle from Brødrene D; BBD: Jan 26th 2013) Pours a clear amber with lively carbonation and a medium, white head. Good retention and a little lace. Aroma is yeasty (basement) with bready notes and not much trace of hop. Oily texture, medium body, slightly sweet finish. Taste is mildly sweet with a little bitterness towards the end. Interesting but still confirming to me that biere de garde really isn’t my cup of tea. Girlfriend says: "It’s some kind of spicy."