Formerly brewed at Le-Brewery
Style: Bière de Garde
Joue-Du-Bois, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.19/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A robust, well malted traditional ale. Made from finest malted barley and hops. A totally natural beer, unfiltered, unpasteurised and free from chemicals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2008
Bottled (BB 09/2008)
Ruby color, not much head. Grassy, a bit toffeish aroma. Cellary, slightly sourish taste. Very earthy, grassy biere de garde. Very French with English influence, not like Belgian brunes (label says "brune").

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (11528) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 22, 2007
75 cl, from the brewery. Deep dark brown color, thin but persistant foamy head. Malt, toffee and a hint of licorice in the aroma. Malty, salty flavor (Maris otter malt?) with laurel, caramel and licorice. Long salty aftertaste. Very British, very well made and not without complexity, just a tad thin, maybe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31471) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
A hazy dark red beer with a small collapsing brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with primary notes of caramel. The flavor is dry with notes of roated bread as well as a light smoke note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
Red brown colour with a medium baige head. Light sweet malty prun aroma and a thin prun hoppy taste. Light body and a bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (24491) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
Red brown coloured with an off white head. Aroma of berries and malts with notes of caramel. Weird flavour of berries with hoppy notes and some strange bitter notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2005
Bright from the conditioning tank.
Deep amber almost brown colour. Dense appearance with juiciness and richness. Spicy malt flavour with mature hop complexity. Nice but too strong to be session beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SteveAGreen (10) - Wickwar, Wotton under edge, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2002
Dark with plenty of aroma and bitterness. Fairly strong. The bottles condition well and the drink seems to improve further with time in the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2003 Strange mix of Biere de Garde and English real ale. Very hoppy in aroma and flavour but with a buttery malt background, deep red brown in colour with low condition and a dry finish. Comes in a 750ml corked bottle like a Biere de Garde and is bottle conditioned.

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