jcnielsen (840) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a golden color with white head. Grainy, straw, honey aromas. Belgian yeast, slightly tangy, and bread flavors. Pretty solid biere de garde.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: clear copper, with a short, fizzy near white head and minimal lacing. Aroma: rustic brown bread, poppyseed, caramel, a hint of cherry lifesaver candies, and some lime zest. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of yeasty/basement funk and a good dollop of floral honey. Finish: slightly sweet and chewy, with lingering caramel malts. Notes: On the sweet side for a biere de garde, but tasty enough. Better than average.
mojoman (56) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap; publicity pub in Bellevue Tn; nice farmhouse Saison. Great springtime-summer brew. Lemon/fruit taste. Good stuff.
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Ed5388 (520) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with little to no head.Delicious aroma of citrus, Belgian yeast, and spices. Taste is funky. Malty, yeasty and some spice (coriander and clove).
olio (4080) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ HBF2010.
Originally rated on 20100409.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of fruits, mild hops, herbs, grass and pale malts. Flavor of herbs, hay, mild fruits, hops and malts. Decent.
Leighton (6945) - London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Nice and bready. Some caramel, light fruits, spices and yeast. I can understand why some folks don’t like this style, but I think this is a good example of biere de garde at its best.
rondphoto (980) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy dark orange amber, rim head, bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt with citrus fruit and spices, a fairly rich combination. Taste grows through the palate and adds a light bittering, finishes with a return to malt. Somewhat filling; alcohol is well hidden; a well-executed brew.
Chudwick (1082) - Taylor Mill, Kentucky, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - pours like hazy honey wot white head and thin lacing. Nose is yeast and hay. Flavor adds bread, alcohol, lemon peel, and caramel. Sweet with subtle bitterness. Perhaps a honey aftertaste. Bitterness is more apparent as beer warms. Reminds me of Le Merle. Medium body. Latent sourness.
Suttree (4452) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange, loose white head. Smells sicy and lightly fruity. Seems very hearty. Taste is bready, toasty, with a hint of pear and white wine, plus some funky flavors. Pretty tasty.
nearbeer (3048) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Murky amber-copper with a small covering of bubbles. Nose is light funky grape skin, lemony yeast, earthy spice, and oxidized apple. Tastes of rusty apple, clove bubblegum, white wine and grape must. Light-medium body has low carbonation and is well balanced by a dry finish.