tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Pours clear golden, with an enormous head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is yeasty and acidic sitrus, with aome malty toffee and chocolate. Full body, with moderate carbonation. Flavour is sweet malts, with oak and nuts, as well as a fruity yeast giving a nice bitter finish.
Borup (4893) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Metro. Hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, yeast, fruti and spice.
Simonsen (513) - NORWAY - SEP 16, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 En frisk og veldig god øl. Har en frisk syrlig smak som er forfriskende. Ekstra god påvirke sommerdager
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 75cl bouteille from Cellier des Arcades, Arras. Pours a hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma has a lot of rich pale malts and not much else. Flavour has a good deep malt body, with grassy hops in the finish and lingering dry yeast characters. Feels light but the booze can hit a man hard at the end of a long day of travelling. Worth checking out but not the best Biere de Garde I’ve had on this trip.
tderoeck (4019) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
15/VIII/2012 on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2012-937) Thanks to Erwin for sharing all the beers together!
Clear deep orange beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of cabbages! Citrus, pretty spicy, bit herbal, some overripe fruits, grassy. Taste: more cabbages, yuk!, Brussel sprouts, bitter hops, bit grassy, liquorish. Aftertaste: bit off, cabbages again, bitter touch, vegetables.
Holmen1 (1869) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fransk blondine, Biere de garde. 0,75 flaske 6,9% fra polet. Smaksrik og ganske lettdrikkelig, men litt for tørr og med skarp bitterhet.
JefVerstraete (876) - BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good beer. Tastes like a saison, dry and bitter. Herbs and grass. Nice exemple of this beerstyle.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. Unclear golden. White big head. Fruit, yeast and malt in the aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is fruity malty with some citrus, bit spice too, medium bitterness. Dry.
reebtogi (3802) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml swingtop bottle pours a hazy blonde color with a 2 finger white head tht leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and yeast with some spicy notes. Taste is fruity and grainy malt sweetness with some yeasty notes and a mild citrus bitterness. Light to medium body with abundant carbonation. A very nicely balanced brew that is quite refreshing and tasty. Highly recommended.
Geironimo (1) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is a pleasure from when you see it in the shelf till you empty the bottle.
I have to say this is one of the most balanced beers i have tasted.