Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow colored with hazy appearance, little yellow head. Strongly yeasty, even bit skunky aroma with rich lemon, sourness and some sweet vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is also sweet-sour with lemon and grass, aftertaste lasts with sour touch.
DrSilverworm (6942) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, shared with the staff at Dutch’s. Mostly clear golden orange color, with lots of very-fine particles suspended in the body. Thin ring of off-white head, leaving good ropes and dots of lace. Satisfyingly oaky flavor, lemon-citrus and acidity, some mild belgian-type yeast, light spiciness, and good bigger farmhouse barnyard funky flavors. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly slick in the mouthfeel. Satisfyingly moderate sour taste, lighter to moderate sweet. Wonderful big oaky and lightly citric flavor. Great, sour golden ale. Not really like any biere de garde I’ve ever had -- lacks that big, soft, highly carbonated spicy mouthfeel that is common with the style, but I don’t miss that aspect at all. Do get the a lot of oaky funkiness and mild spiciness that is reminiscent of traditional examples, though. Just like Jolly Pumpkin is known to do, this example of biere de garde takes a lot of liberties... with pleasing results.
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to readbaron. This beer rocks! Hazy golden orange appearance with a thin white head. The carbonation is a bit dull but this is an otherwise great beer. There’s a massive amount of bubblegum, pineapple / tropical fruit brett, and candy in the nose. Some moderate acidity - both lactic and acetic. Some cheese, lots of tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, and pineapple. There’s vanilla and oak in there as well. Moderately tart. Tons of candy. Low bitterness and sweetness. If the carbonation was higher, this would be a 4.5-4.6. Supremely chuggable. JesusOfCO- this is what you should be aiming for. Fuck yeah.
dfroms (348) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, batch 1 2013, nearly two years old. Pours a clear yellow-gold with small white head that quickly subsides. Aroma is pleasantly gueuze-like, though much less tropical than I remember it being the first time I had this beer (and didn’t rate it). White wine, lemons, musty cork, and lots of stone fruit, like unripe peach. Taste is moderately sour and acetic with lemon juice, oak tannins, unripe peach, light honey, and green mango. I’m reminded slightly of Temptation. Aroma is really the star here but it’s an excellent beer overall, even if it lacks the magical tropical fruit of bottles past.
rondphoto (2275) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Cloudy light amber with a nice bubbly white head that drops quickly to a cover, streaks and shreds of lace. Taste is tart sour lemon and wheat and hay that is excellent as a quencher and appetite awakener. When does bier de garde become sour ale? This one must be close to the edge. Still, it is well done.
dagimp (741) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Batch 1 2013. Purchased in westlake, OH. Off comes the cap and out comes the beer! Pours a beautiful golden with an inch of white head and a whisp of lacing. Both disappear rapidly. Funky farmhouse aroma. Mouthfeel is light with a good dose of carb. Taste is tart! I wasn't expecting a sour beer. Flavors include lemon farmhouse must sawdust etc. great flavors and a fantastic beer. I am very impressed.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mansquito (3550) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Devil’ Den, Philadelphia 750ml bottle: Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is bretty funk, tart fruit, and sour ale aroma. Taste is way more similar to a sour ale than to a biere de garde. In fact, I don’t think I have ever had a biere de garde this sour. But, it is a nice, slightly lemony sourness. Very mild amount of sweetness. Nice tart finish. Quite good.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Holy smokes this is sour. I can’t imagine that drinking straight lemon juice would be any more tart. I love sours, but this might be over my limit.
weihenweizen (1867) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a tulip. Aroma is slightly tart, light body, some lacing, and low carbonation. Taste is tart and some oak.
JStax (3234) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a a lighter yellow with a thin white head. Not much retention. Aroma is fairly juicy and sour with a tartness similar to the part of a plum just beneath the skin. Tastes pretty tart and dries out in the finish.
drowland (6155) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3/29/13. 750mL shared by GT2 at Meridian Pint during CBC. Golden pour with a small off-white head. Lots of stone fruits and tropical fruits with some lactic and acidic tartness. Juicy, fruity, and lightly tart all around. Really good stuff and I wish they would have let us buy the other Leelanau bottles to try as well.