nealblind (462) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled on 9/1/12 consumed on 9/11/13. Let’s see how well it garded. Hazy orange pour big frothy head. Smells like apple cider vinegar/lemony, german hops, yeast. Tastes like a musty yeasty bland brown ale. Brettanomyces comes in here and blankets. Maybe too much secondary ferment. At least it’s balanced. So balanced it’s boring.
maltman53 (195) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light amber color, balanced, malty, fruity, but not as earthy as a great biere de garde should be. Biere de Garde in French means "beer that has been kept guarded." This version needn’t be guarded, but is very sessionable.
laiti (4781) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ romanttinen ulkoilmamaistelu, bottled 14.09.2012
Aroma is musty and malty with some grassy hops, grain and apricot. Flavour is sweetish with apricot, some grainy malt, grassy hops and hints of spices. Dryish finish. Alcohol is clearly present and perhaps even disturbs a little. Bière de Garde is not my favourite style, but this is unusual and good. Gift of the Magi was American Bière de Garde, this is a German one.
olio (5119) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl bottle. Bottled on 14.09.2012.
Pours clear golden color with a large frothy head. Aroma of grass, faint hops, pale malts and some herbal and spicy notes. Flavour of malts, some caramel, hay, faint spice notes and some dried fruits. Quite thin and a bit dry at the end. Too malty for me.
weihenweizen (1476) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle corked and capped poured into a tulip. Pours hazy golden with medium white head. Dry floral aroma, medium body, well carbonation, and nice lacing. Taste is floral and dry finish.
JStax (2558) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Translucent copper with a fluffy white head of foam. Decent retention. Aroma is sweet and a little eatery with clove and nutmeg. Tastes yeasty and sweet. Some alcohol warmth in the finish.
Dan269605 (185) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden appearance, nice thick white head. Aroma is mostly yeast, some sourdough. Taste is mild, yeasty and more bread and barnyard funk, sour finish. Just okay, I was hoping from more.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark golden with sediments and a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is sweet malts with toffee, honey and flowery meadows, as well as a dark funkiness with yeast and notes of wood. Full body with an average to lively carbonation. Flavour is quite tart with yeast and malts with grain and wood, as well as notes of tobacco, vanilla, prunes and dark fruits, with a long astringent finish.
Doofgoblin (239) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Expected a little more out of this one. Although, it is a very enjoyable brew with plenty of saison character and just a hint of funk. Just wish the funkiness had been showcased a bit more. O well...mountain lions are the biggest cats that purr...
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 2012. Bottle. Cloudy dark yellow with a white head. Malt, hops, spice, yeast, grass and floral notes. Plenty of hops to give a dry finish. Very refreshing.