Svesse (6843) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Au Trappiste, Paris, 15 Oct) Golden yellow colour with huge frothy white head. Very lively, lots of carbonation. Fruity nose with spices, clove and a hint of Seville orange. Fruity taste with citrus (orange, Seville orange), spicy hoppy notes and balanced sweetness. Nice and spicy.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/3 l bottle. Bright golden color with weak head. Sweet aroma with fruity esters, malt, herbal hops, citrus fruits, vanilla and woody spices. Sweet honeyish malty flavor with herbal hop flavor and some bitterness. A bit too sweet Leffe Blonde like beer.
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good classical "bière de garde" beer with a lot of flowery/spicy aroma and taste. Alcohol is not too present, sweet bitterness, quite refreshing.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml, Utobeer): Golden, short white lasting head. Spicy aroma with some grainy, biscuity malts. Flavour is quite simple, clean malts and spicy, floral hops. No real funk, but a slight citrus edge. Refreshing.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, not much head. Aroma is caramel, malts, hops and flowery hints. Flavour is caramel, melts and some honeyish hints. Strong flowery hoppy notes also. Dry palate.
TBone (13700) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (BB 11/2006)
Golden color, not much head. Fruity and fresh hoppy aroma. Hoppy bitter, lemony, almost IPA-like French. Good maltyness and nice hop profile. Tasty.
mabjork (676) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Clear golden in colour. almost without head. An aroma of citrus and orange. The flavour is bitter and fresh. It’s quite dry and watery. It has a dry after taste.
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Clear gold with a medium head,aroma is of lemon,hops and grapefruit,taste is sweet and fruity with peach and mango,too sweet for me.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 After drinking French biere de gardes and Belgian abbeys for several months, the uniqueness of the hops in this one really struck me. It pours an unpromising, average, gold color with a fluffy, white, fine-bubbled head. The nose is the best I’ve ever encountered, and was the first signal that this was not as terrible as most of the beers in the north of France. Flowers and sweet spice dominate the nose. The taste is lightly acidic up front with a strong punch of fruit - perhaps a sweet, light-colored fruit like a mango or a peach. The alcohol is hidden tastefully, and the finish is a very malty-wheat trail with a lasting but soft aftertaste. This is superb.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A fairly sweet, soft bere de garde, creamy mouthfeel, with notes of peaches and orange. Some caramelised sort of flavours, very soft, with some herbal bitterness. This was very nice.