HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-01-18 - with blankboy, jercraigs & mabel - 750ml corked & caged bottle c/o ... blankboy? Very bubble amber-gold with some floaties and a large creamy-foamy beige head. Sweet light grain aroma, a touch vegetal, some floral/perfume bitterness to it. Taste is fine - not vegetal at all - decent floral bitterness, light dry spice, some fruit and alcohol [at this point the tasting notes were interrupted by a discussion of "Jer’s shit rock" and whether it would/should be thrown away ... no, I have no idea either]. Average body, good carbonation - quite lively and frothy, fairly quick crisp finish and no aftertaste - like a delicate fruity saison with floral bitterness - enjoyable.
solidfunk (6858) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well done for a biere de garde. There’s a light taste of Ommegang yeast, which is generally light floral anyway. Light sweetness, with some citrus. Tap at Smoke and Barrel.
jimmythefalcon (26) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle to glass. Nice malty, fruity flavor and smooth finish. Slightly cloudy appearance. Can definitely taste the maple wood. Overall a nice beer and I will try again.
slang14 (23) - - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2014 This beer is solid. The alchol starts a little heavy but quickly blends down grainy not too hippy nice malty notes ur always is gone before I am ready
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky burnt orange pour with small khaki head. Notes of caramel and oak and a bit of coriander or rye-esk spiciness. A little perfumey and bready yeastiness on the nose. Vanilla and woody finish. Moderate carbonation prick on the palate. Not sure what this style is actually about, but I don’t particularly care for it.
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Lightly oxidized caramel, neutral fruity character with floral hop and nice light oak notes. Medium amber-copper hazy with thin head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Nice sweet start, oaky with caramel-bourbon notes. Light bitterness and carbonic tang at finish.
Bulk_Carrier (3429) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark orange/brown body yielding a two and a half finger head in the chalice and closer to a one and a half finger head in the tulip, lightly clingy lacing in the chalice eventually spiderwebs after a good three minutes, closer to a minute of lacing spider-webbing in the tulip.
The smell had clove, subdued Belgian yeast/banana thing goin’ on, fruit, spice, combined maple/wood/syrup thing goin’ on startin’ to come out as the beer warms, noticeable pear as it continues to warm, honey - hmmm... unsure, alcohol not noted.
The taste was mainly sweet through previously mentioned flavors, slightly oaky and floral at different times, slightly bready as well.
The palate sits about a medium, slightly sessionable - mostly smooth, sticky sweet aftertaste and finish, adequate carbonation is felt, alcohol not felt.
Overall, though I’ve had some Biere de gardes before I don’t have much to compare to - as I continue to explore this style, very complex smell.
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper pour thin head.
Aroma is gingerbread, apple fruit. Pear, plum...
Almond, toast, plum and apple fruit. Flavour
I can dig it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ABUSEDGOAT (2489) - California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy darker orange color, moderate head, good lace/retention. Aroma is yeast, lightly spiced, caramel. Medium bodied, alcohol hidden well, very drinkable. Yeast only plays a minor role relative to most BDG beers but it’s still present.
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet honey aroma and amber gold color with a sweet funk flavor and no bitter finish. Another ommegang that doesn’t disappoint.