Braudog (6255) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ceramic, swing-top bottle. Once out of the beautiful bottle, this looks liek a standard pour. Slightly hazy amber, nothing but a thin head. This drinks liek a well-made, unoffensive, and technically perfect, but lackluster light ale. Smooth, without impression either good or bad. Hey, ’clean’ is a great compliment in brewing. Is this really 7.6%!? You’d never know. Danger, Will Robinson. (#5044, 5/30/2013)
Emeister84 (2004) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aromas of toast, flora, mild caramel, a touch of lemon, and a hint of sugar cookies. Clear dark orange with a fully lasting, off-white head. Dry and fruity, with flavors of coconut, banana, and golden raisins, with some grassy hops at the end. Light-medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, abd a dry fruity finish.
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Grainy bready scent with slight petey notes. Slight offwhite foamy head and light orange body.slight tart bitterness earthy grain notes and slight raisin flavors and dry banana and hints of spice. Smooth on the palate, crisp.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright orange in color with a bright white head, this is a pretty darned good Biere de Garde. Smooth and soft in the nose, it’s earthy and sweet... but gently so. It’s full in the mouth, with a neat woody, barnyardy flavor that’s sweet and really enjoyable. Smooth, soft, and nice!
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler thanks to Mora(in the year)2000. Clear gold pour. Nose is cereal, grainy and noble hop. Flavor is cereal, grains. Nice mouthfeel.
Mora2000 (6151) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit with some grain thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a little bit of grass from the hops, as well as some yeast, biscuit and grain. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not near worth the $19 it cost for the fancy swingtop bottle.
blutt59 (6475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swing top at Mora,s prebtbf, clear golden color with no head, floral sweet fruit flavors, aroma is sweet malty fruit, medium finish
bhensonb (13854) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 swingtop ceramic from France 44. Pours translucent orange amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma of earthy cooked light pitted fruit. Med body. Moderate carb. Flavor is very surprising. It suggests caramel/treacle, light pitted fruit, and a little floral/earthy hop. Seems a bit maltier than appropriate. As time moves on the light pitted fruit steps forward. It’s trying to finish towards earthy/dry. Maybe it will get there.
bleeng (1654) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ceramic bottle that pours a bit stiff. Bright gold with a small head and little retention. Nose is light yeast, bready. Taste is a bit stale, with some light yeast and a faint hop profile. A bit of a mixed up beer, almost like a pale ale/saison. Just a taster would be fine here.
Beerenberger (1601) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 A welcomed mild funk aroma. Yeasty fragrances are dominate. Pours a clear copper with a disisapating off-white head and no lacing. The inital taste of light sweet malts is quick and just when you think it’s over a blast of malted nuttiness hits you and lingers on finally giving way to a fulfilling grainy aftertast. Medium body with soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is soft. Overall, not what I expected from a BiÃ¨re de Garde, but one I will drink again. More malty than crisp and citrusy.