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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011

Bottle 22fl.oz.

Unclear medium yellow amber color with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, fruity - berries. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration, sweet berry, light yeasty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110223]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and dry roasted malty. Light fruity. Spiced and light toasted malty. Mild citric and hoppy, dry and slight phenolic finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34710) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt combined with a lighter note of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and fruit, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy orange coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of berries. Fruity flavour of caramel, berries and spices. Spicy finish.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber - white head. Caramel, yeasty, fruity, apples, honay, zesty, hay, straw, peppery, spicy, harbal, berries. Plain.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11944) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2011
bottle at papsø clear orage, smooth white head. very faint aroma, flowery flavor is sweet fruity, nice bitterness, sweet malty. very nice, doesn’t really remid me of the biere de garde beers i’ve tasted so far. This one is better, less herbal and less grassy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
j12601 (9581) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle at PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head. Light funk and citrus aromas. Very crisp. Finishes with a crisp dry funk. Rather tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A lofty head draws superb silky lacing around the hazy orange robe.
-A quiet perfume of candied apricots and oranges barely wakens the nostrils.
-Grassy hops, straw and biscuity malts blend competently.
-A pillowy mouthfeel is given by this tap version. The cask version couldn’t render the same flavor comfort.

What if you dig deeper?
-All is well balanced and wisely flavored.
-The fruitiness is multi-dimensional, ranging from peachy sweetness to citrusy refreshment.
-A very decent example of the style, which strangely wasn’t the case with the cask version. These points are for the tap version only.

Sampled at Extreme Beer Fest ’06.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle at PPRBSG09. Cloudy golden-orange pour. Aroma is a mess. Infected and stale with a touch of leathery character. Soft sweet caramel and a bit of tartness. Has some bottling issues going on. Meh.

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