Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber gold pour with a light film of head and very nice lacing. Funky aromas, slightly sour. Musky and cobwebby. Lemons and other citrus. Flavor is fruity and sour. Citrus hops arise. Acidic. Some spices. Dry dusty palate that finishes sour
WabashMan (1021) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not as bad as expected, considering the ratings. A strange beer, that seemed much closer to a pilsner than most biere de gardes I’ve had in the past. Not a great example of the style, but a decent enough brew overall.
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with some notes of honey. Some lighter floral notes. Taste is spice, maybe cinnamon with some brown sugar, flowers and more honey. Light hops and yeast as well. Mouthfeel is duly carbonated as this has more of the champagne like mouthfeel, although a bit more dense. Finish is nice and spiced with some hop character. Nice beer. Apparently from some of the other ratings, I got a good bottle!
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Hazy orange colored beer with a foamy head. Aroma is mostly fruity and spicy with tones of washing-up liquid (!). Flavor is strange malty and hoppy with a very harsh tone and aftertaste. It tastes old and it was 2 month over the expiration date, but a 7,5% ABV beer that has been stored at fair conditions shouldn’t worsen that much.....
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(75cl, best by May 2004) Small off-white head atop a golden body hazed by yeast particulate. Aroma is herbal, honey, pear, some peat, light vinous. Taste is almost invisible, light malt, perfume, finishing with some peat. Watery light-medium body.
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich golden-orange colour with a medium white head. Aroma of whiskey and fruit with some citric notes. Flavour with pleasantly malty with mild hops in the finish. Simple, but well balanced and tasty.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep gold with a medium sized white head. Quick disipation. Tiny bead carb. Sweet perfumey soap aroma. Flavours have stewed strawberries and cantelope. Pretty good.
Nate (3826) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light sugary aroma, with decent floral-fruity hops. Beany. Low malts. Overall, not a huge aroma. Sparkling clear yellow-amber with foamy white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts a bit sweet and musky, bit of barnyard and earth. Finish keeps the sweetness, and it is accentuated as the light acidity drops away. After is still sweet, with a light bitter nuttiness showing up toward the end. An OK biere de garde.
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy orange/gold in colour. Aromas are sweet caramel malts and spices. Flavours have the same characteristics as the aroma with more spices and alcohol burn. Decent.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange golden body, medium head. Fresh hop aroma, some malt and spicyness. Flavor is malt, alcohol, bitterness, spices. Too much alcohol.