TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Wharf Rat on Pratt. I must start by saying, this ain’t no BdG. Brown bodied with a small tan head. Nose is flowery, fruity and slightly roasty. Taste is fruity and floral with semi-sweet malts and light caramel. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation. Finishes with more fruit, caramel, sweet malts, and light flowery flavors.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro... Clear, deep copper ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. Chocolate and toffee nose. Did they give me the wrong beer? Well-balanced flavor with good bitterness. Lightly chocolatey with notes of coffee, very mild spice and a rumor of wood. Nice, but a Biere de Garde? Medium-bodied and creamy with feather-soft carbonation. Chocolatey, delicate finish. Not bad for a brown ale, but a Biere de Garde? I had my server pour me another to be sure. It’s a Biere de Garde, I guess.
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught, The Wharf Rat) Pours an amber-brown body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted and sweet malts. Flavor of toasted malt, mild hops, and fruitiness with a somewhat bitter finish. Ehglish bitter spin on a biere de garde.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gentlier, both in terms of alcohol and flavor intensity, than most beers of the style. Mild yet tasty... Mostly malty with hints of hops. A good variety of flavors, but all mild and subdued compared to some of the wildier beers. A good ale to drink with lunch, or to introduce a friend to the world beyond lager.
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught in June, 2005. Nice creamy head; copper color. Nice hop aroma with some sweetness; yeasty aroma. The flavor was not what I expected: some bitterness, not much Belgian/French yeast flavor. There is some roastiness and sweetness.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Delicious beer. Very sweet and malty, though it is well balanced. One of my first in the style, but I enjoyed it.
Holdwine (1159) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite nice. Dark red pour with a good toffee malt nose. Slight carbonation with a very complex and slightly sweet malt.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - SEP 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer! Had a cola brown color, with nice white foamy head. Flavor had a great balance of maltiness and hops, with a colorful sweetness(can’t put my finger on what type of sweetness). Another winner from Oliver!
guzzler67 (1650) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Earthy, malty aroma. Appearance was a dark bronze with a small head. Roasted malt taste with some sweetness paired with a nice bit of fruitiness. Medium-bodied with a malty, well rounded flavor.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, faint floral. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, floral, some caramel, light nutty. Smooth medium body.