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Sly Fox Dude de Garde

Sly Fox Dude de Garde
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A special, one-time brew by guest brewer Scott Morrison, Dude de Garde is a classic Flemish farmhouse ale similar to a Saison, but often somewhat stronger and more flavorful. Biere de Garde's were the beers of the farmhands and Morrison's interpretation, brewed this time with Sly Fox brewmaster Brian O'Reilly, was considered one of the area's finest when he was brewing at McKenzie Brewhouse. 16.5 OG 20IBUs

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RPillsbury (115) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 Draught at Barcade, Brooklyn, New York. Unfortunately the bar ran out of this beer in mid-pour and I only got about a quarter of a pint. Still, the bit that I had was very good. It was complex and well-balanced with a nice bitter finish. There was a hint of toffee in it as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Tap at Barcade. Clear amber beer, thin white head. Aroma is lightly spicy and toasty. A kiss of caramel as well. Falvour is decent. Soft caramelly maltiness and a very persistent lingering bready character on the back as well. Seems fairly hoppy for the style. As it warms, the hops fade and there is just a nice nutty/caramelly maltiness. A kiss of apple fruitiness and maybe a bit of berry as well. Some faint spiciness along with a bit of citrus on the back. The malts aren’t exactly right with an obviously North American malts rather than European ones, but it’s still pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Hand Bottle. Thank to TomDecapolis for opening this up. Pours a dark amber body with thin head. aroma is hoppy, candy like, malty. Flavor is malty, candy, even more maltiness, semi sweet. Low carbonation and complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
highpoint (26) - lansdowne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
was able to get a growler of this. nice malt flavors up front, followed but a slight peppery finish. orange colored, clear, almost no head. overall, a nice example of bdg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
Handbottle shared by sliffy from dickinsonbeer. Aroma was real malty and rich . Malty and sweet but not really a lot of belgian notes to this. Rich and pretty tastey actually over all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nolankowal (938) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Hand-bottle shared by sliffy. Orange-red pour with a white head. Aroma of smokey-roasted malts, light dark fruits and vanilla. Flavors of smokey malt, vanilla and a light fruitiness. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation...roasty/sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Hand bottle from dickinsonbeer: Pours a clear dark copper with an off white head. Aroma, caramel and brown sugar, some earthy notes. Flavor, caramel, some yeasty notes, and fruits, earthy, and some faint spicing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2007
Hand bottled via dickinsonbeer. Iron and earth abound in this great malty Biere de Garde. A bit vegetal, a bit of battery on the tongue tingliness. Soft aroma of flowers, buttered bread, barley. Alcohol is a little hot, otherwise a fantastic interpretation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
Copper in color, soft white head, very sweet nose with notes of yeast, sugar & raspberry, a little too carbonated, a little on the fizzy side, sweet malty flavors with lots of fruity notes, more raspbery & maybe a little cherry, fizzy finish with too much carbonation, a little bit of a disappointment given the good ratings

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2007
Hand bottle thanks to Dickinsonbeer. Clear copper with a medium head. Aroma is toasted grains, brown sugar, yeast and fruit with some spicy hops. Tastes spicy and sweet with some hard cherry candy. Medium sweet finish. Very good. So glad I got to try this! Thanks again, Paul.

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