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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4748) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11562) - 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.

3.2
   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

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2002
Very fruity, pleasant ale worth drinking. Bier de Garde? I doubt it--zero head retention, no musty cellar notes. The beer equivalent of a Beaujolais. Fun and easy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hopscotch (9215) - 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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 17, 2010
The dark color threw me off for a bit and the style of beer i had never heard of. Turned out to be a pretty thick and malty beer, enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2010
29100328 tap at Max’s. Dark amber with sturdy beige head of medium foam. Aroma is a bit vegetal, celery, on top of bready malt and sweet fruity notes. Light to medium bodied with mild eff. Flavor is mild, crackery malts, fruity light cherry and berry, a touch sweet. Meh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2007
Reddish amber color, don’t remember what the head looked like. Aroma of fruit and malt. Flavor was much of the same, but struck me as quite weird, especially for the style. Also, floral and sweet. Didn’t enjoy much at all.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29474) - 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.


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