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.
MarkoR (622) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting beer. Nice head. Very spicy, fruitiness in the finish. Had it in bottle at the Bier Market, in Toronto.
kayres (580) - , 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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Maxbier (579) - 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.
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...
VDuquerroux (516) - 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).
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.
budedou (496) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel and some molasses. Some unpleasant floury feeling. Alcohol is veery present. Overall might be nice beer, but I just dislike the strong amber ones.
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown with a sweet malty aroma. Flavour is sweet and malty with a weird spicyness that I’m not really liking, finishes a bit dry.