Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coppery colored with hazy appearance. Little yellow head. Fruity apricot-plummy aroma with spices and thin chocolate, nice hops also here. Medium bodied, slightly flat palate. Flavor has also plums with some grainy tone, chocolate also here. Aftertaste turns to hopped one, still somehow round.
JoeinDahlem (1375) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle, thanks to my friend Bryan in Paris. Copper color, nice beige head. Caramel-malty nose with light grass-hop backbone. Tastes mildly sweet, malty, mild bitterness. Some cookie notes. Lively mouthfeel. Not bad, not too exciting either.
gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. hay, grass, golden, cloudy, aminimal head, light sweetness, light body, creamy, average carbonation,
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet, cookie and orange aroma. Hazy, orange/amber color, beige head, fair lace. Sweet, fruity (orange, grapes, peach), light bitter. Sticky mouthfeel, sparkling. Nice, not exceptional.
harrisoni (14990) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 There are 2 definite versions of this beer. A filtered and non filtered version. One is bright and very drinkable, although has no sediment, the other with a different label, but same ABV. The first is an easy drinking ambree with good malt and hop balance and very drinkable. In fact it went down without noticing. The second is a different beast. An orange gold dirty colour with a thin off white head with sediment in suspension. Yeasty orange zesty aroma. Really nice in mouth, creamy and zesty at the same time. Boy what a beer.This is incredible. A pleasing drinkable ambree in the filtered version and an in your face biere de garde with fresh spice herb nose, citrus. Gd French Admin anyone?
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
For the region and the style, this is an impressive brew. Now to the details: the nose is light and bready but sweet and not too alcoholic. The color is a very red-amber with a light carbonation. More than other Gardes, it has a bearable graininess and a bit of a cherry sweetness, though it lacks in flavor overall and is short on hops by a long shot.
omhper (20916) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Muddy orange, creamy head. Lightly raisiny with deep maltiness. Soft and rounded, quite sweet. Discretely flavourful and well balanced.
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange beer with golden shine. Yeast in suspension. Thick, slightly yellowish head, relatively stable.
Nose of orange rind, spicey (peppery, paprika); weedy - weeds or shrubs in early spring, fresh wood.
Citrussy, neutral to sweet taste, some acidity form carbonation. Some spices again, difficult to say what (paprika,allspice,szechuan, pepper,
maybe some liquorice). Very refreshing, spritzy, even like a galvanic current in the mouth; medium-bodied. Liqueurish aftertaste.
If there are true summer beers, then this is a spring ale. It is not, however, a bière de mars. The beer is "Ecocert" certified, which is probably
Europes' severest bio-labelling.