mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle courtesy of Lance! Sweet and raisony, nice and warm. Quite nice to sip and enjoy on a cold night.
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lovely winter treat tried from a 750ml bottle at a winter beer tasting. Pours a clear brown with frothy off white head. Notes of pepper, spice and dark fruits and candied malt.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with a creamy pillowy head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and spice. Flavor of honey and bread but a slight metallic taste in the front. Dry, clean finish. Quite enjoyable.
b33r (629) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium translucent brown color with minimal off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is rich with sharp fruitiness and malts. Flavor has strong malts up front but fades away quickly and becomes dry and papery. Seems oxidized but that’s apparently what a biere de garde is supposed to taste like according to it’s style description?
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber orange, big head and thick lacing. Light spicy hop aroma. Perfectly balanced, caramel malts, typical mineral water flavor, spice. Soft yet rich, thicker than average biere de garde. Excellent brew.
Metalhead (622) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For an x-mas beer this was a bit of a disappointment. BB date just 2 mos away. Poured a beautiful deep amber with decent tho not frothy head. Aroma was very subdued,mild malt sweetness and not much more. The beer went down very easy and had a slightly velvety mouthfeel,however I found it pretty one dimensional and lacking of anything that stood out. Enjoyable? Yes. Top notch? nope,sorry.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber brown with a thick tan head. Mettallic roasted malt with some molasses and woodiness. Rich in the mouth with a sweetness that creeps across the tongue. Molassses, burnt carmel, some fruit and eathy marzipan. Not bad winter treat.
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma - chocolate and biscuit - with dried fruits. Flavor has an even balance. Dry, slightly astringent (grapeskins) finish, mild warming.
psilosophy (470) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - DEC 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 33cl. Couleur ambrée foncée, mousse moyenne qui ne tient pas très longtemps.Tout à fait archétypique d’une bière de noël : épicée, légèrement caramélisée et plutôt sucrée. Généreuse mais pas très complexe, carbonnation moyenne. Trouvée à intermarché - Montigny en Gohelle.
Benfi (465) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel and brown sugar with some roasted marshmellows and caramelized dates with raisins. Pours a dark amber with a very thick white head, fluffy. Caramel malts, with grilled mission figs, with dark raisins and light molasses upfront but finishes surprisingly dry.