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.
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl. bottle. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, bread, fruit and caramel.
budedou (358) - Villemandeur, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
fhoublon (312) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bouteille de 750 ml (7.5% ABV) achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 29 janvier 1996. Bière ambrée assez claire malgré la levure. Col mince assez persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines à moyennes. Odeur de levure et d’herbe. Alcool ne ressort pas trop. Goût désagréable d’herbe chauffée. Arrière-goût présent et reste en bouche. Aurait peut-être due être "gardée" plus longtemps.
crlnts (171) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very small white head. Clean amber. Smells of umami, soy sauce. Wood, rhum, sausage. Autolysed.
BarnabeJones65 (1) - Arizona, USA - APR 20, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This french biere de garde is quite spectacular. I enjoyed a bottle that had been aged for 2 years and it was quite a treat. A light yellow hue, it gave off a strong, sweet malt base that refreshed my palate more than any other biere de garde I have had before. A spectacular treat for the hot summer to come!
Douberd (1999) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, poured into a tulip glass. ABV 8%
Light amber coloured beer, with low activity in it and a tall off-white head. Froathy, disappears rather quickly, leaving a thin line of foam around the glass.
Aroma of malts, caramel, some straw, candy sugar, light lemon zest.
Quite malty on the taste and very sweet, with more caramel and sugar, but there are some spices in it that give it a nice twist and invite you for one more sip.
Medium body with good carbonation on it, and mildly dry palate.
Overall this begins a bit disappointing but it changes course once it hit aroma and even more on the taste. Solid one, needs some time and a bigger enough sample I believe.
Geiserich (3278) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JAN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Amber/brown color. Sweetish aroma,caramel, honey, bread. Flavor is malty, sweet, candies, caramel, bread, paper.
DJoer (644) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
White mokka medium head, amber chestnut colour, sweet caramel some fruity, somevstrawberry hints, medium carbonation and bitter some liquorise/caramel taste
hohops (217) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber, almost brown colour, with a fluffy head. A rich aroma of spice, dark fruit, coffee. Satisfying taste, lots of malts with a bit of bitterness, but nicely balanced. Pretty good overall.
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. BB 26/12/14. From saveur-biere.com.
My advent calender door number 15 gave me this one.
It’s dark mahogany coloured with a big light tan head.
Sweet dark fruits, spices and dry maltiness. Very nice.
The flavour is also quite yummy with dark fruits, some sweetness, spices, dry woody malt and mild alcohol.