Quack-Duck (9164) - Down South, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.75l bottle from Village de la Bière Strasbourg France. Clear golden colour with a quickly disappearing fluffy white head. Fruity-spicy nose: peach, violets, vanilla and honey. Intensively malty with some very fragrant hops and hints of vanilla, flowers (violet?), honey, peach, mango and a spicy background. A very interesting perfumy beer, despite its 7% ABV it seems light and summery, highly quaffable.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Au Trappiste, Paris.
Very fruity, a bit sweet. Over-ripe peaches along with other soft fruit. A little bitter almond in the tail.
Quaffable, you hardly feel the alcohol.
(Available on tap elsewhere in Paris as well - September 09)
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma with malty notes. A flavor with sweet malt and bitter notes.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pression at Au Trappistes. Light amber color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of malt and spice. Full bodied with mild carbonation. It is spicey in a peppery way. Very light, slightly fruity and extremely refreshing. Finished toward dry. Different, and very good.
Note: I don’t disagree with thebeertourist [below].
Lubiere (12939) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden ale with a thick creamy white head. Nice spicey hops with lemony notes, some honey. Sweet malt with lots of honey, some bitterness, very dense, but overall, unidimensional. Tasted Spring 2006.
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a clear to yellow color with a off white carbonated head. Aroma is very citrus fruit. Taste is very metallic and citrus with a bitter finish.
JoeinDahlem (1456) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely gold-foiled bottle from Cave a Bulles in Paris. Why is this a biére de garde on RB? Only because it’s French? Doesn’t matter. Pours bright and gold with a thin white head. Nose starts slightly skunky but that fades to reveal lemon, lemongrass and grassy hops. Inviting. Very light grainy sweetness, faint lemony tartness, and a moderate bitterness riding on sparkling mouthfeel, going pretty dry with a lightly bitter aftertaste. Damned interesting and refreshing.
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ maria tasting. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, wheat. Flavour is malt, fruit, hint of wheat, citrus. Medium body. Ordinary beer.
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, thx to fonefan. A clear, golden beer with a white head. Malty and fruity aroma, rather boring and weak. Pale malt, sugar and a weak caramel in the flavor. Some bitterness towards the finish. Medium body. Quite quaffable beer, but also quite boring. (080412)
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Au Trappiste, Paris. Clear red amber with a big offwhite head. Spicy aroma, hints of ginger bread. Hints of ginger and rye, subtle, but noticeable bitterness, especially towards the finish. Unassuming, but quite an impressive little ale.