Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - APR 13, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden coloured. Coconuts and yeast in the aroma. The flavour is bland and wheaty.
johndoughty (3692) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This reminded me of a cross between a bitter and a cider.Quite fruity with hints of flowers its a complex and very interesting beer.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Subtle estery aroma, caramel malts, neutral fruits, bubblegum. Belgian yeast. Clear golden amber with thin white lacing head. Medium watery body with light-medium carbonation. Fruity malt start, lychee, bit grassy. Turns more bitter toward finish. Barnyard and herbal tastes. Good sweetness without being cloying. Mild fruity after and touch of bitterness.
jerohen (1959) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 0.7 liter. Clear orange/golden coloured, fair head. Typical " biere de garde" aroma. Smooth malty flavour. While i don’t really like the style i must say this one is pretty good.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Biere de Garde and Various Oddments tasting, #4, with MartinT, Rastacouere and tiggmtl. Small bottle. Pale clear gold, little head despite the fierce time that was had with the cork. Sweet, lightly spicy and tangy spicy orange nose. Just a touch more noticeable alcohol than usual; sweet and earthy with orange candy underpinnings; the body is light and fluffy yet appropriate. One of the more interesting examples from this tasting.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lemon/orange-citrus but sweet aroma with a nice spiciness although it seems somehow stale. Clear, deep goden coloured with thin white head that diminished to a fine ring. Earthy undertone to a sweet citrus-orange flavour.Sweetness becomes cloying with further sips. Lasting earthy aftertaste. Medium body and light carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear light straw to golden, almost no head. Weird aroma of old basement, cask wood and cement. Extremely original and unlike anything else. It almost smells like a sweet citrusy, candyish and flowery cork. Musty citrusy sweet on the tongue, almost a battery flavour, I couldn’t drink too much of it, mostly sweet on the flavour balance. Medium body, slightly cloying toward the end, feels less carbonated than it really is.
leaparsons (7713) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden with a dense white head. Aromas are sweet lemon, yeast and hops spices. Flavours are sweet lemon, spices. Floral hops and wheat. Not much sign of the alcohol. Syrupy and sweet but interesting.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
had this in a st germain tavern in paris: clear golden with big white bubbly head....huge wheaty banana spice nose. bubblegum with a bit of tart apples in the mouth quite high in carbonation and a pretty good drink. especially for a french beer.
JonMoore (1771) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Falstaff, rue de la Dunkerque, Paris. Dark golden colour with a great white head. Aroma is malty, sweet and buttterscotch, as is the taste. Full bodied, moderately carbonated. Excellent.