Brewed by Mont-Blanc
Style: Bière de Garde
La Motte Servolex, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This beer is the last creation of the Mont Blanc brewery. It is brewed with our pure water from our exclusive water catchment on the slopes of Mont Blanc, and from three differents malts : wheat, barley and oat. We wanted a beer that associates a full body malty taste but still a refreshing kick to it. We used a combination of top fermentation and delicate spices like Hibiscus to give it its ruby color and full taste with a hint of fruity notes. The result is a very complex yet very balanced amber beer that will blow you away! Formerly 7.2%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
January 24, 2015. Bottle, best before june 3, 2016. Shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Light hazy dark amber with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, canned peach, alcohol. Taste is sweet malty and fruity esters with peach and pear. Very light bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
eduardovl (1122) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 7, 2015
750ml corked bottle served in a tumbler. A: Pours a clear copper color forming a medium and aired light beige head. Low retention and only very few lacings left. S: Caramel malts and grapes. Sweet and spicy notes: toffee, honey and vanilla. Flowery hops. Fruity. T: Sweet upfront. Strong notes of toffee and crystal malts. Notes of honey, vanilla and raisins. Moderate hops bitterness. Flowery and herby hops profile. Bready yeast notes. Metallic notes in the end. M: Medium body. Medium to low carbonation. Caramel and flowery hops in the aftertaste. O: Medium drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (6651) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
23/I/15 - 75cl bottle @ "I need to get rid of my Belgian ticks" tasting - BB: 3/VI/2016 (2015-89) Thanks to Alengrin for sharing the bottle!

Clear red beer, creamy irregular off-white head, unstable, dissipates immediately. Aroma: very fruity, sweet, caramel, sugary, some apples. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet and sugary start, pretty fruity, bit sourish, lemony, malty. Aftertaste: little bitter, hoppy, pretty fruity, banana, sweet, sugary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rammer (369) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 3, 2015
Not impressed. Good body, nice color of drinks. But the taste is very simple, a little bitter, a little sweetness. Weak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3547) - BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
French amber beer from a 75 cl bottle, apparently brewed in the French Alps and in that sense far removed from the traditional bière de garde region. Sticky, snow white, moussy and very stable head, colour lightly hazy amber. Nutty malts, dried fruits, biscuit, walnuts, apricot, hints of caramel; restrained sweetness, bit metallic, malty with slight yeastiness and medium herbal hoppiness in the finish. Quite okay. Big thanks to Marie for bringing me this bottle all the way from the Mont Blanc region!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Wim (3202) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
with yves at his home a reddish amber colored body with a off white head and a herby fruity hop aroma a herby fruity sweet hop taste with a sweet bitter finish

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Yves (2556) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Red amber colored beer with small white head and no carbonation visible. Hopped malty fruited aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet fruited slightly bitter ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (5900) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks to Alengrin. 750 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim needs to get rid of his ticks” Tasting. Enjoyed together with tderoeck, Benzai & Alengrin. Clear red amber, little head. Metallic nose, herbs, iron, caramel syrup. Taste is caramel, thin fizzy, lightly metallic, light herbs, lightly fruity. Body is a bit fizzy & thin. Okay for what it is but it certainly didn’t blow me away as promised by the commercial deScription.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (11038) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Sampled from bottle (thanks to Alengrin) @ Tim needs to get rid of his ticks tasting. Clear rusty orange color, medium sized white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly sugar, lightly caramel. Hard to describe. Average to medium body and carbonation. Ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Unde (603) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Copper looking beer not much head on top. Aroma is quite boozy. There is some sweet malts and grass within the booze. Taste is also a bit boozy, some sweet malts and grass too. Medium body and high carbonation. Not my pint of beer.

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