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Brewed by Lepers
Style: Bière de Garde
La Chapelle d’Armentieres, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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An interpretation Biere de Garde made with 30% wheat.

Belle blonde qui titre 7°, composée de malt d’orge et de froment, quelques épices lui donnent un parfum d’agrumes qui font sa notoriété depuis plus de 30 ans.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jerohen (2029) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2004
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 2, 2004
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6136) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8258) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2004
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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2004
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2004
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7416) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2004
Rich gold colour. Limited carbonation. A veritable fruit cocktail in the aroma - oranges, grapes, various tropical fruits. Sweet malt too and a touch of sugar candy. Although the mouthfeel is a little sticky, there’s some hop presence, a fair amount of acidity and a hint of bitterness to cut through. Well-balanced. Sweet and sour finish, with a pronounced alcoholic afterburn. Like Joris, I didn’t pick up much wheat character at all. Although there’s a lot going on in this beer, it all comes together rather nicely. Impressive. 750 ml bottle from onlyfinebeer. BBE 31 August 2004.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8014) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2004
Clear golden beer; slim white head, fast gone. Grapes (white and sweet) in the nose, orange liqueur, raisins. Again a sharp, but at the same time very refined liqueur taste, bit citrussy, bit of cocos too. Very well-bodied, slick and alcohol obvious. Higher alcohols as well, IMO. Extremely fine-flavoured, but strong winey ale (winey as in dessert wine). Just one thing: absolutely no wheat character, despite the guaranteed 30%...

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2004
Hazy golden color; poor head. Nice aroma, of malt, winy, flowers, sweet, a bit alcoholic. Rather sweet, light malt, light peach fruitness. Drinkable, but simple.


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