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RATINGS: 327   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Our Holiday brew is a malty, French-style "Biere de Garde". This traditional style is brewed by small, independent farmhouse breweries in the north of France.


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3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
xhophead (10) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
WOB Coconut Creek, nice, well balanced beer. As a recovering hop-head, I really liked this. Fairly malty, well balanced hops, subtle fruit notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbeatty (942) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle, quite recent vintage doesn’t look nearly as fancy as the example on the site, thanks to Ryan, 12/3/2013. Pours ruby brown color, lightly fizzy white head rests to a splotchy haze on the surface, thin ring of lacing around the glass. Aroma is buttery toasted caramel, golden raisins, apple, honey and spices. Taste is butterscotch caramel with dark toffee, lightly fruity malts with yeast, spices more subdued than in the nose. Medium body, very smooth and round, creamy. Solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2013
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Not sure what vintage this is, but it has some age. Pours a clear amber color with small dark floating particles. Huge frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, caramel, raisin, spice. The taste is spice, apples, bread, caramel, some doughy notes. Lingering spice. Medium bodied, lively carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (609) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Tap. Hazy amber pour with a thin head. Caramel, spice and fruit. Medium body with nice balance. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tcane7 (1576) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Draft at BRU. Pours a cloudy orange with very thin head that dissipates to just a ring and very little lace. Nose of caramel, honey, fruit. Medium body. Decent for the style

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Pour is golden amber with a red ruby tint and a light tan tight head. Nose has a chewy sticky caramel malt front with a deep green apple skin behind and faint farmhouse spice to it. Taste is balanced, on the sweet side but not sugary, well attenuated. Sticky malt, caramel light, apple skin, sweet finish, light hop presence through the finish. Body is light, carbonation is very gentle, semi dry finish. Solid stuff and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (1862) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Tap at Colichio & Sons tap room. Pours caramel color with white fluffy head and nice nose of flowers and spices. tastes of pepper, woody, floral, malt, caramel, spruce, and light earth. fun drink

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2077) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Really not my thing. Been liking Biere de Gardes lately but this just reminds me of a malty tripel with a little spice. Not my cup-o-tea.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 21, 2012
A cross between a triple and a saison with some dense malts In there. It’s alright, but I wouldn’t want to drink the whole bottle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Light pour, white head. Aroma of hay, day old grass clippings, yeast, light fruity notes. Flavor is so nice, so easy to drink. A bretty note, farmhouse, damn good stuff.


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