kidmartinek (3574) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong golden color, with a copper tint. White head is pure and settles to a thin coating on the top. The aroma is bready, biscuity, malty, and bitter. The head holds a white film which is quite nice, and the lacing is big, sparce, and sporadic simultaneously. Nice spicey hops in the aroma too. The flavor is old, musty, yeasty, blonde, thick ale and its good and refreshing with a crisp palate.
Braudog (5600) - Hampton, 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)
Ratman197 (9554) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml ceramic swing top bottle poured a clear goldn amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread,spice, yeast, earthiness and light fruittiness. Palate was mnedium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, spice, yeast, light earthiness and a hinmt of fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering spiced finish.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flip-cap ceramic bottle. Pours a deep cheddar orange with a nose of movie theater popcorn, light grain, subtle honey, and a touch of toasted rose. Flavor is kettle corn with a light glazing of caramel. Mmmm... Thick on the tongue. Very enjoyable. A bottle of this over a bucket of popcorn at the movies?
bhensonb (10814) - 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.
Beerenberger (1384) - 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.
Fritz123 (939) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Boca Raton, FL. Ceramic bottle is a very cool design. Snifter pour. Beautiful golden pour with small head. No lacing. Aroma of sweet ripe fruits such as bananas and pineapples, bread,and fresh cut hay. Taste is similar. Sweet, smooth, fruits, and little carbonation. Smooth mouth and sweet, fruity finish. I liked it.
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 750 ml ceramic bottle from Central Market, 9/18/13
Aroma: The aroma is bready malts, some fruity notes, spice, and some cooked veggies
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden color with a small, fizzy white head and some drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is much t he same, bready, a little sweet, mild bitterness, and light vegetation
Palate: The body is fairly light, it is pretty fizzy on the mouth, and it finishes lightly dry
First off, I love this bottle. Great design, and just great in general. If I lived here I would save this one for brewing for sure. As for the beer, it is only okay. I mean it feels like they did a solid job here, but. It just isn’t really all that exciting of a beer. This one is plenty worth trying I would say.
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - ceramic swing-top.Gold-amber pours with a short bubbly white head. Aroma is straw, grains, sweet malt, toasted bread and light grassy notes. Taste is sweet malt, toasted grains, soft hops, light citrus, grass, straw, light bread notes and very faint herbal notes. Body is light-medium with a very soft, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt notes, grains, light fruitiness, soft grass, straw notes and very faint herbal notes.
angrypirate06 (1387) - 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.