blklab2007 (1884) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked and caged bottle poured an orange amber color with a thin covering of off white head. Aroma has sweet malt, yeasty esters, light oak, wet herbs, and earthy hops. Mouth feel is light and the carbonation fairly strong. Flavor is again malt based, caramel, yeast, some wood, mild bitterness, and light dusty hops.
Nate (3557) - 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.
hockeybeerguy (917) - Juneau, Alaska, 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 (1844) - 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.
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ABUSEDGOAT (2277) - 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 (203) - 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.
gschrade (465) - Collinsville, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish with a white head. Taste belgian yeast, slightly sweet, lightly fruity. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dusty, earthy aroma. Taste follows aroma, starting a bit dusty then finishing with an earthy bitterness. Drinks like something left a bit too long in the cellar.
alexsdad06 (4553) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99 (2012). Pours a hazy, coppery amber color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma has sweet toasted malt, fruity notes, light herbs and spices, a hint of wood. The flavor had lightly toasted bread, doughy, candylike sweetness, some spices and lightly fruity. The wood is mild at the finish. Medium body. Not for me at this price point.
Beergeek23322 (2042) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8/25/2012. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Light orange color with an off-white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, wheat, bread, spices and malt. Herbal flavors with honey, malt, and light fruit.
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at NY Winter Beerfest. Poured a clear honey orange with an average frothy light beige head. Aroma of flowers, potpuri, honey and dough. Thinner body with strong carbonation. Flavor of bread, crusts, flower petals, honey, citrus rind and grass. Not bad.