Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy. Amber. Lightly spicy, a little sweet in the finish. Some dusty yeastiness. Nice mellow farmhouse ale - nothing stands out but a very pleasant quaff. The sort of beer if it was local you’d drink a lot of it.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle, BB 24/11/09) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of freshly ground raw grain, orange, nuts, wet leaves, and grass. Flavor of citrus, yeast, earth, herb, florals, and grass with a somewhat dry finish.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, best by 7/24/06) Medium off-white head atop an opaque amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, some herbal, light orange. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, pepper, some herbal, light chocolate, honey. Fairly dry herbal hoppy finish. Light-medium body, smooth with some effervescence.
Travlr (10953) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gusher. Cloudy pale yellow color, solid white head. Aroma is earthy and light. Taste is dusty straw. Decent.
bhensonb (10929) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ledgers in Berkeley, CA. BB 30/04/10. Hazy orangey color with a fizzy white head that didn’t stick. Aromas of citrus, taffy, funk and likely lots of other stuff. Near medium body with fizzy/frothy carbonation. Flavor is earthy, mildly funky, with a little citrus. It seems quite well balanced. Spices or herbs do strange things to my mouth. Maybe there are real flowers involved. I really like this stuff. Hey, it’s a biere de garde. Got to love it.
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden cloudy pour. Thick sticky white head. The nose is malty and lightly musty. A little bit of light caramelly sweetness over an odd musty, basementy character. A fairly distinct pale malt character on the back with a light minerality on the back. It’s dry and spicy, but also oddly bland. I really want to like this, but I don’t.
GT2 (8364) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
[ Bottle ][ RBWG Afterparty Day 1 ][ 750mL ][ RBWG Globe ][ Free ][ 2/6/14 ]
>> GUSHER! Thanks Travlr for the BdG rake. Low haze golden pour. Huge green olive and garlic nose. Taste is olive, garlic, papery. Palate is paper. Not much to it. Huh. Whatever bottle shop in Tennessee these beers were bought at sucks.
jtclockwork (8214) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours cloudy yellow gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon, bready malt and light sourness. Yeasty. Medium body.
BMan1113VR (7854) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye (marked 11/24/09). Pours with a large white head over a hazy golden body. Aroma of dryness, wheat, corn and light spice. Taste is dry with pear and sugar. Dry mouthfeel and medium bubbles.
MartinT (7779) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam settles atop the murky orange.
-Minty herbs are suggestively laying on a heap of bready yeast.
-Pear juice and medecinal herbs propose a wacky flavor profile.
-The soft effervescence builds a pillowy mouthfeel.
What if you dig deeper?
-The careful aftertaste is herbal, and mostly powdery.
-Few sugars seem to be derived from the malts here; a fruit juice of some kind (pear?) is likely responsible. This sweetness is well-integrated into the structure of the beer.
-This Fantôme-like experiment is certainly an object of curiosity, and could manage to quench both your interest for novelty and your physical thirst.
Bottle; best before 13/01/2007.