tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ HBF 2013
Pours clear orange with a smooth head. Aroma of floral hops, grass, malts and spices. Taste is smooth, fruity, floral and grassy with notes of spices. Finish is spicy and hoppy. Okay, quite easy going.
wekker84 (1750) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle a hazy light yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts yeast citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruit spicy and bitter hops
Lagerboy (1445) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
75 cl swingtop bottle. Cloudy orange yellow, foamy white head slowly settles and lingers. Aroma is yeasty and fruity. Spritzy and bitter, odd earthy yeasty taste, semi sweet fruitiness, mild malts and spice. Lively carbonation, light-medium bodied, low hopped. This brew is kinda funked up, I’m not digging the barnyard thing. Slightly acidic and vionous towards the finish. Pass. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Bozo_skeleton (653) - Grenoble, FRANCE - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde à la robe paille. Cette réserve Hildegarde m’a agréablement surpris. Des aromes de fleurs, de resineux, de miel qui une fois en bouche s’accentuent sur la sève et le caramel. U e très légère amertume qui vient nuancer son coté trop sucré. Malgré ce point négatif, elle est bien ronde et equilibrée.
Très bonne biere de garde.
daje (2611) - NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home, february 7th 2013. Deep golden body, big white head. Aroma of orange peels, grain, caramel, spicy yeast. Thick body, taste is malty, with hay, leather, alcohol, good mouthfeel, medium bitterness, and a sweet and warm aftertaste.
laiti (6457) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2013
75 cl bottle @ home. Rated on 21.02.2009
Aroma has soapy citrus, some grassy hops, herbal notes and fruits. Flavour is fruity with yeasty notes, honey, some grass and spices. Refreshing and fryuity – a positive surprise, one of the best Bière de Gardes I’ve had.
Swaroga (1619) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at La Fine Mousse. Hazy orange with medium head. Nose : fruit notes like apricot and orange. Hay and straw. Yeast. Sip : creamy with tingling carbonation. Moderately sweet with fruity flavours. Aftertaste moderately bitter and yeasty. Good thirst quencher.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at la fine mousse, paris. hazy light golden with a decent white head, retention and lacing. bready malts, few phenols and peppery notes, delicate yeasty profile - belgiumness, doughy and lightly sugary malts, cereals, light citrusy and herbal notes. average carbonation, light body - chewy and oily, decent herbal-citrusy finish. nice!
3fourths (8399) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. first shed rating of the winter. hazed gold body with a white head. both sweet smelling and more estery than the Printemps, less grassy and more fruit jelly / honey-like. the sugar suggests higher alcohol and thicker mouthfeel and it delivers the same. tropical and banana-like yeast, very Belgian-like, so I would probably say it was abbey tripel if blinded, though it seems a little more chunky, pasty and muddy like hefeweizen can be. thick finish of oily spice, sweet bread and simple syrup with banana / pear / tropical ester touches. delicate carbonation, bright flavors and light acidity / tartness play nice together, but it’s a little too sweet for my tastes.
Cunningham (5158) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange golden colour with a white head. Nice lacing. Light sweet nose with moderate citric notes and light spicy. Medium pluss body. Balanced sweetness and moderate bitternes. Malty and fruity flavour with some pleasant citric notes.
[Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Fredrikstad, Norway]