MartinT (6934) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This amenable Bière de Garde proposes honeyed biscuits and herbal, peppery hops in a refreshing show of balance and quaffability.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear dark golden.
-The body is quite round for its size, but it’s never too sweet, which is appreciated.
-The finish is rather subtle; I would have preferred a slightly firmer hop grip.
-This is very easy to drink and it is quite hard to say it’s near 7% abv.
Quevillon (2213) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bière #9 au Mondial 08 (28/5/08), bouteille. Blonde brumeuse, petit collet. Arome de malte légèrement épicé, un peu d’agrume. Goût d’agrume épicé, malte doux et peu amère. Une autre bonne petit bire française au Mondial 08!
mikkopen (663) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange-brown, head white and dense. Sour apple smell, reminiscent of cider. Flavour is fruity, a little sweet, with sour apples and mild hoppiness. A very interesting beer.
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange color. Head is white and bautifully lacy. Aroma is sour, apple-like, tart, flowery hoppy and slightly citric with some berries. Sour but still some kind of sweet apple-like, fruity and yeasty flavor is also spicy. Aftertaste is dry and slightly bitter with flowery hoppyness. Medium-bodied, smoothly carbonated palate is slightly alcoholic.
Tranquillity (1373) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled and shared with FatPhil. Green apple aroma. Clear orange/red, no/very small head. Doesn’t taste much, dry, hoppy, average finish.
FatPhil (7498) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strongly apple-like aroma, spicey and grassy. Sweet floury and flowery taste, also with a resiny hoppiness - drying. Long perfumy hoppy finish.
omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled, thanks oh6gdx! Clear golden with lasting flugffy head. Aroma of mustard, grass and vanilla. Dry and grassy with bready malt notes of fruit and phenols. Low bitterness. An interesting beer with rich and concentrated flavours.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours out in a golden with lively white head. Yeasty aroma of white bread, grass, pale malts, dried oranges, blood mild spices. Elastic and yeasty flavour of white bread, citrus, grass, plums and apricot. medium-bodied witha low carbonation. Yeasty finish of apricot and oranges.
oh6gdx (18576) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden colour, no head. Aroma is apple, spices and some earthy notes. Flavour is very much the same along with slightly more fruityness and also wood. Gets better when warming up a bit.
Miksu (4538) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.75 l bottle. Golden color with no head. Strong notes of apple, clove and pepper in the aroma along with malt, honey, wood and orange. The same elements in the flavor along with herbal hops. Tasty, but after a while apple-clove note gets too overpowering. Very low real ale like carbonation which is not bad IMO.