xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beautiful semitranslucent brawn with big bubbly bready head. Smells like a wonderful tawny leathery breadloaf baking in a stone hearth. Oh my. This is a honeyed nectar delight. It’s quite sweet but balanced out by an earthy barley crisp finish. A delight, would buy this to share with anyone. Light and accessible enough that a neophyte could enjoy it but offer some real pleasures to the conniseur as well.
rok1024 (743) - 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.
gilvanblight (731) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red pour with a clingy head. Thick belgian like taste. Somewhat swet with some fruit and tartness like grapefruit. Very clean finish, a bit of a strong alcohol taste.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank in a stem glass. Poors a dark amber poor with a light brown sticky head. Aromas of a strong creamy scotch ale, sweet caramelised malts, dattes, prunes and a hint of hickory. Flavors are mostly what you smell. Good mouthfeel, sour twist with a nice long sweet bitter aftertaste. Elderberry flowers and star anise are added spices you can taste. This beer was brewed with obviously great yeast!
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For the price, I should’ve liked this beer better than I did. Started off well with a foamy off-white head and a clear dark copper colour, and nicely carbonated to boot. (Another one that looked like a Pepsi!). Aroma was almost absent but for an inkling of malt, but that’s all. Taste was pleasant but all I could detect was maybe some coffee? Odd beer, probably ideal for washing down one’s Freedom Fries.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nutty brown with a great sweet malt and a touch of vanilla on top of the caramels. A dry finish... Much better than the Blonde.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, caramel, apple. In comparison to your standard biere de garde, much sweeter, toasted malt, caramel, alcohol is nearly indetectable. Same mineral water base and wine feel as others in the style, but a much less dry finish. A flavorful and fun beer.
minch25 (578) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So I’m getting the feeling that when talking about biere de gardes, "ambree" means the darker, nuttier kind, as opposed to 3 Monts, which is completely different from this (and Jenlain Ambree). So yes, darker brown with a red tinge, semi-sweet aroma, raisin-like. Nutty flavor that definitely did not agree with my stomach. Can’t point to exactly what doesn’t work for me, and at $9/350ml I was forcing myself to finish it; wish I could like this more...
TheJvd (532) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma has some caramel malts, metal and oxidation. Taste is quite sweet with malts, a bit of metal and oxidation.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1pt corcked bottle. Rather large head. A lot going on. Spicy with fruit but still almost with a strong belgium ale taste.