Brewed by Moulins d’Ascq
Style: Bière de Garde
Villeneuve d’Ascq, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Bottle: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Water, Barley, Sugar, Yeast, Hops.
"Moulins d’Ascq is a top-fermenting beer, based on malt and hops of certified biological growing. Natural beer, not pasteurised, not filtered, one should serve relatively cool (8-10°C)"
Note:0.33l bottles brewed at De Proefbrouwerij, 0.75l bottles at Moulins d’Ascq.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1375) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 3, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gowdy (877) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - APR 21, 2008
Bottle at home. hay, grass, golden, cloudy, aminimal head, light sweetness, light body, creamy, average carbonation,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2008
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14990) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2006
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?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20916) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2003
Bottled. Muddy orange, creamy head. Lightly raisiny with deep maltiness. Soft and rounded, quite sweet. Discretely flavourful and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2003
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.

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