musinj6 (371) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lemon/golden yellow with lively carbonation with 2 finger head that quickly dissipates and leave no head. Moderately sweet with lemon/orange citrus with spices (coriander?). Yeasty doughy flavor with some mild herbal hops to draw the finish to a slightly bitter end. Medium body with moderate carbonation that quickly settles down after the pour. Very well balanced, given it is a 9% beer. I like it, although it is a touch sweet for me.
Onionkid (358) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2013 22oz bottle. The bottle says it all! Ale with a hint of orange. Well, yep. Aroma and taste are the same. Had a medium head that dissipated quickly. Hardly any meaningful lacing. Go ahead and detect the minutiae of this beer. I swear to god I read a review on here where the kid said he smelled cobwebs. This is a beer with a solid aroma of orange zest, malts, and cilantro. It also has a hint of caramel and an overall sweet bite. Finish is a bit too caramel. For the price, and for the presentation of "New Belgium + Viviant", I kinda expected more. A very good beer, please don?t get me wrong. I?ll honestly give it high marks and I think it?s very solid and drinkable. 9% alcohol.
TomTron (351) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Big time citrus aroma and that dominates any possible other aroma. Flavor is basically oranges and some other citrus, but this is basically orange juice beer. If I didn’t know this had alcohol in it, I would say this is something I would drink with my eggs and bacon in the morning. Not bad, just different and rather interesting.
GODiSSOUTHERN (342) - Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great yeast taste. Strange mix of egg and grape kind of funk to it. Really refreshing semi sweet. Clean and focused.
Wegro (330) - Fresno, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i enjoyed the dryness and could taste quite a bit of orangepeel in the finish. pretty zesty
Crispy34 (317) - Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. The aroma is pretty hoppy. There is also some sweetness. The appearance is a hazy golden with a creamy head. The taste starts out kinda lemon zesty and finishes kinda hoppy. Has a fruity sweetness in the middle. The palate is nice. Overall, this is a good beer. Well done.
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raradel (314) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at a @JaxBrewBitch bottle share at Brewer’s pizza in Jacksonville,FL... Had high expectations for this one and I would say it is solid but not mind blowing. Really good farmhouse/sour/saison type that is smooth and drinkable. Enjoyable.
chickenflea (312) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank from a bomber. Pours a bright, slightly-cloudy gold. A small white head. Very aromatic. Papaya, honeydew, bread dough and phenol. A touch of lemon grass. A hint of funkiness. The taste is sweet with a little pancake batter and orange soda. Some paper napkin dries out the finish. Medium-bodied, with a mildly biting mouthfeel. Love it. I want to make a beer like this someday!
gruberm (306) - - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
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BEENJAMIN (256) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A healthy dose of citrus n’ spice on the nose. Pours crystal clear, bright yellow pilsner hue. Slightly tart with a nice dry finish, the Vivant farmhouse yeast is well represented. I think the only problem I have with this Beir de Garde is starting gravity or mash temp may have been too high resulting in too think of a mouthfeel (almost syrupy like). Other then that no complaints. Lips of Faith treats us well.