BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour. Some wood apple and tartness aroma. Pear apple oak and some tart flavors but minimal. Light body and livEly carbonation. Enjoyable.
Bulk_Carrier (2275) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark hazy brown color with a thin half finger white foamy head that must have stuck for at least a good three minutes. Wow, nice retention. The lacing seemed to be slightly minimal, no worries, it mostly looked good to me.
The smell had a nice malted fruit - pear and granny Smith apples, light clove - like spice. But then a nice sweet citrus came in a nice way.
The taste was sweet with a nice light spice, light apple, and clove spice.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent sipping quality about it. The carbonation seemed barely there, however, no worries, as this one had a really nice citrus to spice rolling over my tongue in its texture.
Overall, biere de garde, well, I liked it for me, but honestly I haven’t had too many of these. I’d still have this again.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy brownish-amber, aroma is tart, lightly fruity. Tart, muddy malts and a yeasty finish. No idea what they’re going for here. I know BdG is a meaningless style term, but this doesn’t seem close to any BdG I’ve had, so I really didn’t get this one at all.
jtclockwork (8961) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Shig. Shared at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of toffee, oak, dark fruit, vanilla and woody oak. Medium body.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Light fruit and spice aromas. Fruit and light spice, oak and barrel flavors.
SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Poured a murky orange brown with a off white to tan cream head. Get a lot of that oaky wood aroma in the nose. Taste is thick vanilla with nice sweet malts, light alcohol burn and a dry finish.
furthur (214) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour, cap actually says 2014. Cloudy mahogany colored body, thin white head fades to a skiff, leaving decent lacing. Aroma is malt and faint barrel funk, raisins and ripe fruit. Flavor is malt, lightly spicy, peach. Finish is faintly bitter. Body is light, carbonation subdued.