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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.25/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Made with roasted malts and European hops. Red-brown color and a fruity malt sweetness. The alcohol is in accordance with a northern European lunch beer.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29367) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2006
A hazy red beer with a lazing beige head - doesn’t really look like the Biere de Garde’s I’ve had from France. The aroma is sweet with light notes of berries - it is served very cold, so not that much aroma appears. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of berries, but also a light note of butterscotch, leading to a bitter end with notes of berries. The mouthfeel is a bit sticky.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2011
A "northern European lunch beer?" Is that anew style? Is it OK that I drink it at dinner time? This one was full bodied, had an aroma of smoky nuts, and tasted like burnt caramel and light spice. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11952) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2006
(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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11555) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Clear copper with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, faint floral. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, floral, some caramel, light nutty. Smooth medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2006
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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2006
Very pale aroma, hard to notice at all, but still has some faint tobacco and black cherry scents, just pretty light. Flavor is similar, with a moderately strong lactic off-flavor. Ok, but not what a biere de garde should be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (5752) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2012 A brown beer with a nice toffee head. Wonderfully smooth, sweet, nutty and malty at the same time, with just the right level of hoppiness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Draught @ The Wharf Rat in Baltimore Amber color, dark mahogany with nice head and lacing. Nose of musky, husky malt. A touch of the tart barny character and a lot of caramel malt. The finish

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TheBeerGod (5263) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2006
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4676) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Cask at Churchkey. Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was toffee, caramel notes, touch of toasted malts. Flavor was crisp sweetness, malty, touch of hops.


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