NikkTwist (897) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at the Khyber. Orange gold pour with a large fizzy head that initially hid much of the aroma. Surprised, but delighted, to find a complex dry spicy floral balanced with a gentle brown sugar caramel sweetness. Easy to drink but try not to gulp it down because of both the well hidden high ABV and the complex flavors that you would miss otherwise. Orange. Clove. Cinnamon. Pinecones. Lavender. All with a wafting hint of caramel in the nose. Tastes dry but, once it warms, smells sweet. Thought definitely went into this one. Take some time to appreciate it.
dimenhetfield (2357) - , Florida, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured into glass. Pretty stoked to finally try this one. I found this one to be a mix between a sour and saison. Slightly tart with floral hints. Very good carbonation and very well balanced.
Ktwse (724) - SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a light orange-ish amber with medium, thick white head. Earthy aroma with dough, hay, grass, yeast, a bit of basement. Taste is very saison like, but with a distinct, almost peppery finish. Medium carbonation, and quite full bodied. This is the first bière de garde I’ve tried and I have to say I quite like it, like a saison on steroids.
RexTalionis (1430) - FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours hazy amber in color with a white head. Grassy hops with floral notes and some bready malt in aroma. Grassy hops in flavour as well along with something sweet like honey, hay also.
saxo (11255) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden/amber. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, malt, notes of caramel and hops.
bpr77 (253) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty close to a perfect beer for me hazy yellow pour nice frothy white head . Aroma of bread, lemon, grass. Flavor mirrors aroma exceptional taste amazing palate feel is perfect hard to top whats going on here
Tinco (417) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yelloy colour with nice big white fluffy head. Aroma is grassy, spicy with weast, Some sweet malts in there aswell. Taste is refreshing, malts, grass, a spicy sweetness. Good biere de garde!
chimaybier (108) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased 750 ML bottle at BevMo in Redding, CA. APPEARANCE / THE POUR: Medium light golden color, with 2-finger rocky head, excellent Brussels lace. AROMA / BOUQUET: Very similar to a Saison- it has that fresh grass, fresh sourdough bread smell, yeasty, granny smith green apples. Has a bit of the brett funk smell to it. TASTE: Nice hoppy / sour balance- great astringent cidery character to it. Fresh herbs, I don’t get the slight sweetness that some people say that is in this beer... it tastes like a good example of the French Biere De Garde style. MOUTHFEEL / PALATE: Great fizziness, carbonation that hits the nose while swallowing. Great aftertaste, hop balance / sourness that hits the entire mouth. OVERALL: This beer exceeded my expectations... I will buy this again! Blessings and honor to this one!!
Beerhammaren (550) - FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy yellow with high head. Aroma is malts, grass, yeasty fruits. Flavor is malts and hops with a hint of sweet candy.
watson1977 (2295) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy honey color with a medium white head. Aroma has a hint of apple and some straw and mild grass...fruity/yeasty. Flavor follows suit but intensifies...particularly yeasty with some spice and grassiness. Mouthfeel is full and silky with a dry bitter/grassy/spicy finish.