Brewed by Brasserie Saint Germain (Page 24)
Style: Bière de Garde
Aix-Noulette, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
A true amber beer from Nord. It also respects the conditions of Saveurs en or. Its slightly roasty taste is obtained using torrefied malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2010
75cl bottle. Slight gusher reveals beige head atop hazy amber body, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, orange, some vanilla, light lime, pepper. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some bread/caramel, vanilla, lime, light sourness. Light-medium body, light effervescence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium beige head. Aroma had roasted malt, caramel and spicy notes. Hoppy flavour with roasted malt, caramel and piney notes. Finished bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16658) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2010
Tasting at Papsø’s
Hazy orange-amber color; small creamy head. Mild Ale, with a simple malt and nutty character, light residual sweetness; but a light sourness is evidence of a possible light infection. Good hopping and correct bitterness. Still drinkable, but not for long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30970) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a huge off-white head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, and lighter notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of metal, malt, alcohol, and caramel, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a small white head. Aroma is roasted and mild phenolic. Dry roasted malty, light bitter and fruity. Lingering roasted malty flavoured into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear amber with an off-white head. Sweet aroma of burned caramel. Medium body, sweet caramel and roasted malt. Subdued bitterness but some warming alcohol in the finish. 110110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2904) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2009
This is a very interesting beer, first of all there is crud around the lip and applying some pressure to the metal flip top actually gave off a hiss. Due to my worry about the future condition of the beer I wanted to drink this quickly. The beer pops with thunder. Surprisingly, however, the beer pours with just a medium head that fades into a thick lacing. The color of the beer is a dark orange caramel amber. Its is a bit hazy and grows hazier with successive pours. The final pour comes with some light particles and a bit of a gelatin appearance. Following the appearance it is a definitely distinguished and delightful beer. I am glad to be able to try this. The aroma is full of tart apple skins, all the way with the apples and not in the aceto or other sour ale brews. Behind the skins there is a bit of crust and a thick BdG maltiness more familiar to the style. But I love the freshness and liveliness of the aroma. Flavor is more on the malt biscuit BdG area with some honey features. The apple skins come in later in the flavor to round it off. This gives it a refreshing finish. Just a bit of toast back there as well. Everything melts away and a grape-like malt and light tart apple skins linger for a little while. Its not sweet or not sugary anyway, well attenuated. The body has a nice and medium-light heft. The carbonation is actually just average. This is a very nice brew with a definite traditional malt backbone but a nice original aspect as well. This is the best experience I have had with a French beer since I first tried La Bavaisienne Ambrée.
750mL flip-top bottle, dated BB 08/20/10, in a New Belgium goblet glass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11520) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2009
750 ml swing top bottle poured a clear amber with a large lasting light amber head. Aromas of carmel, dates, pear, yeast and spice. Palate was light bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, pear, dates and spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish. All right beer but not impressed for the price.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (5449) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2009
750ml swingtop - opens with a loud pop, followed by a geyser of foam - however, the beer only pours with a compact, soapy head - lightly hazy copper - highly estery nose, with some honey, toasted grains, biscuity malts, mild tartness, dusty/earthy character, slight buttery character - lively carbonation in the mouth - a bit tart up front - this soon gives way to a clean sweetness, honey - the sweetness sticks around, but quickly becomes subordinate to crisp, crackery flavors, slightly peppery hops, a touch of spicy alcohol - some esters, melon rind - tartness comes back near the end, as well as a hint of acidity - warming finish - subtle and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Wow, what a delightful treat this is. It reminds me of the AdR yeast, but with obviously much better flocculation. Very rustic, dusty, and lots of golden fruits, but yet very restrained in that it doesn’t have any real medicinal qualities that you often get from such an estery beer. You have to love the attenuation as well. Despite all the juiciness from the honey and fruit, it’s still really quenching. Spot on. Thanks for the recommendation TAR.

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