Maxbier (704) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ruby copper color with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark berries, booze, and a hint of hay. Malty flavor, hint of funk, fermented fruits, yeasty spicyness. Slightly bitter lingering finish.
Choos (673) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty woody and cork aroma with big whiffs of malt and fruit. Orangy/red with a smallish head. Flavour was all cork, malt, no hops but some sour notes. Maybe this needs to be drunk by itself?
kayres (655) - , 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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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.
VDuquerroux (644) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear dark brown beer with a big white head. Medium retention. Caramel aroma, licorice, herbs. Light bitter, medium sugary sweet. Body with some padding, medium texture and carbonation, sweet finish with a warming background. Overall, a delicious beer, nice aroma (licorice).
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.
HerrBierkoenig (613) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,75l bottle, Pours clear amber liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: caramel, bready, malty, candied fruit, Taste: medium body, average to lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bready finish, bready, citrus, malty, candied fruits, Overall: fine, enjoyed, bit uniformly sweet, bready, but fine.
minch25 (577) - 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...