Portsmouth Bière de Garde
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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Big malty and fruity French-style Country Ale. A bit strong for a session.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of jleblanc. Pours a hazy deep golden with a small rough off-white head. Sweet fruity nose. Medium body, carbonation is a little low. Sweet fruits almost bonbonish. Hardly any yeast or bitterness. Just a sweet Belgian style ale, but pleasant alright. 230211

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8464) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Bomber shared by Sledutah. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A nice nose of dusty leaves, fruit and caramel. Very drinkable, a sweet flavor of honey, clean earthy malts, light spicy hops, fruity and very damn smooth. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2011
22oz bottle from Jblauvs
Appearance: Clear golden with small white head that lasts until the last sip and good lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, smokey and dark fruits
Taste: Caramel, sugary and smokey

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (2000) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2011
On tap at brewery. Ruby red pour, smallish head. Fruity aroma and flavor. Not at all what I expected...not at all right on the style, but tasty nonetheless. No real spiciness or dryness...just yeast and fruit. Still worth having.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JAN 20, 2011
On cask with styrians, Pour is a murkey golden. Aroma is spice, bread, very yeasty, nice crisp hoppiness. mouthfeel is warm, silky, no carb. Yum. Yeast is very prevalent, bubble gum, spice, earth abounds. delicious fresh earth hoppiness compliments the spicy yeast notes very well. very well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2011
Pours gold into a snifter. Bubbly head recedes to hug rim. Dark caramel aromas. Sweet candi upfront turning to an earthy toast in the lasting slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2011
On tap at brewpub. Served in a tulip glass. This version is a smooth Farmhouse Ale. Poured a pretty light rose color with a slowly receding white head. Small thin lacing as I drank. Aroma is sweet raisins or white grape with yeasty highlights. Very light on the nose/ Solid, syrupy palate with low carbonation. Random fruit like flavor ( grape or raisins) Very thin, light mouthfeel. Has a fair amount of drinkability. Very smooth, easy drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Thanks jdubfl for the share. Pours hazy yellow with white head. Nose is spice, herb, tartness, and pepper. Flavor is similar with some nice herb and spice notes and some mild smokey malts. Mild in flavor, and booze is well-hidden in this 8.5% beer. Medium bodied and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Courtesy of jdubFL. Pours copper with thin off white head. The aroma is spicy yeast, sweet malts and then growing tart and sour notes. The taste tart, mildly berry fruit tartness and some sour for a little while there. In the background is a consistent level of lemon tart candy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MeadMe (1610) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2010
Sampled at Pre-Sex A: Pours a hazy orangish gold hue with a huge fizzy white head. Light retention with some spotty lace. S: Aromas of light citrus, summer fruit, and bready yeast. T: Caramel malt, doughy bread, citrus, yeasty, and light herbal hops. M: Medium in body above average carbonation.

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