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.
VDuquerroux (266) - 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).
Maxbier (200) - 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.
POLK (2195) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lovely brown amber well hoppy Frenchman. Probably best French beer tasted:-)
JulienHuxley (2990) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle from ABC beers, BB 03 2015. Hazy copper pour, with floaties and thin rapidly receding head. Aroma is grainy, metallic, strong vegetal notes, oxidized to hell - cardboard and dusty aromas. Taste is sweet, cardboardy, sherry like. Is this still a year before it’s BB date for real? Gross.
Borup (5778) - 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 (380) - Saint Etienne, 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 (316) - 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 (275) - 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 (2183) - 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.