JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark tan color with a tinge of blood. Earthy caramel and alcohol aroma. Taller tan head. Light malt and nut sweetness Earthy cobwebs and mild alcohol finish. Light and airy on the palate. Alcohol a bit to present in this one to rate higher. Seems more like an amber malt liqour.
presario (4817) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber. Thick head. Aroma is Biere de Garde cubed! Big caramel and hazelnut. Thick hazelnut, caramel and vanilla flavour with a lightly harsh candy finish. Intriguing Biere de Garde toffee candy effect. Take a bag home for Grandma.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours unclear amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma is malt and light acidic. Flavour is sweet malt and light acidic notes.
JohnnyJ (4788) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this 750 ml bottle for $6.50. Dated best before 20-3-09, tasted yesterday. Pours a deep slightly hazy amber, with creamy off-white head. Very rough and earthy.. lemon zest, hay, pear, leather, caramel malt, dirt, nuts, and light sweetness. I love the rough flavors and complexity, one of the better farmhouse style beers I have had.
sic1314 (4750) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a clear amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of peppery, floral hops. Medium body, sweet fruity malt with a slightly dry finish.
skortila (4749) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Aroma has caramel malts, grassy hops and some fruits. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste was sweet, with a little bitterness. It has caramel, fruity malts and grassy hops, some sugar. Okay.
thornecb (4712) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to look a little sickly. Tangy peach aromas. Dry dark caramel and pit fruit upfront. Lasting sweet malt finish.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent golden amber with a medium creamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of some dark fruits, caramel, various spices, sweet maltiness, light alcohol. Flavor of malty sweetness, some wheat, caramel, dark fruits, spices, yeast
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color with no head. Bitter malt aroma with a bit of cinnamon. The taste has a solid malt start with a nutmeg finish. Very interesting biere de garde and one I would not mind having on hand at the holidays. Although it is missing that spicy barnyard taste associated with the style.
tiggmtl (4547) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet, spicy, marzipan aroma with some barnyard temptations. Clear, mahogany-brown with off-white/tan head that recedes to cover. Smokey character to the lightly spiced, licorice-like flavour. Medium body and fairly full carbonation. Though there is a lot going on, it seemed rather subdued and perhaps a bit simple. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.