Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Commissioned bière de garde on 75 cl bottle with cork. Cream white, moussy, sticky head, warm yellowish blonde colour with fierce sparkling. Aroma of kiwi, green apple, freshly grated ginger, white grapes, honey, celery, sour cream, orange and hay. Fresh citrussy onset with sharp, mineral-like carbonation, sweetish malts, bit honeyish, light mouthfeel, dry powdery yeastiness, bit sourish, retronasal fruitiness, sweetish taste lingers but is countered by a late subtle hop bitterness and somewhat astringent, badly hidden alcohol.
DJoer (681) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
75cl bottle 8.5%, amber copper golden colour medium white head, honey malts caramel smell, creamy medium to high carbonation low to medium bitter caramel toffee taste refreshing
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (HBF2013, Friday)
Sweetish aroma, some vegetal hints. Fuck, in the mouth this is just vegetables everywhere. Rich malty body, but mashy and too damn vegetal.
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske hos Ole Anders, des-12: Lys gylden, nesten uten skum - bare en tynn hinne. Aroma av honning? En deilig rustikk biere de garde med middels munnfylde. Vitamininnholdet gir helhetsinntrykket et ekstra puff.
gunnar (5293) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours pale straw colored with no head at all. Aroma is fruity citric, light metallic. Taste is smooth fruity, citric, light alcohol burn. Medium bodied
radagast83 (4641) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. Thanks Gene! We thought we ordered La Choulette de Noel, but it came without a label so it was all Russian roulette here. Poured a clear light-orange/yellow color with a touch of a creamy white head, carbonation. Aroma was some peppery notes, with some funky character. Sparkling, highly carbonated - pretty sure infected - but enjoyable, fun to drink.
Travlr (11812) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Last bottle at ChurchKey, courtesy of me. Almost a gusher. Cloudy straw color, massive white head. Aroma of dusty hay. Taste is hi carbonation earthy straw.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle at Churchkey. Big pop when the cork comes off. Pours a clear orange with some lacing, creamy head. Big, fruity nose, spice, clove, hints of brett. Not funky, but a little grassy. Flavor is sweet, malty, spicy, grass, tropical fruit, caramel, clove, some ginger, white pepper. Full bodied, sticky finish. Decent.
GT2 (8430) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL c&c at ChurchKey thanks to Travlr. We ordered La Choulette de Noel, but that beer comes in a French cider green glass, smooth neck 750mL and is amber. Ours was clear blond, Brett infected, quite old, and had no label, but was in the brown US style bulbed neck bottle shown. It was with the La Choulette bottles I presume so I’m entering my rating here.
GUSHER- huge cork pop. Overcarbonated pour. White head on clear golden. Nose is Brett, muted funk, cedar, fresh orange, quite hoppy. Taste is minerally, spicy, hoppy. Infected, drained mouthfeel. Interesting. Not bad. And certainly not what was intended.
Sigmund (5116) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Vinoble / Voldby Købmandsgård, shared at local tasting. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Fairly strong fruity and mildly spicy aroma. Fairly refreshing flavour for its strength, medium sweet, spicy with a hint of honey..