Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first bière de garde. Ain’t bad at all. Big white head, Malt & hops, acidic(citrus). You can really feel the alcohol. Not the best stuff but still good!
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle. Lot of pressure in the bottle. Smells like blonde beer and alchool. It’s missing a little something to make it extra. The beer is good but it’s without that little...
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is sweet malt and yeast, light yellow, pours a big fluffy white head. Flavour is yeasty, with some good maltiness. Light bodied, sweet, and dry. Fine.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. thanks doug for sharing. translucent light golden with a small sudsy head. sweet aroma - biscuit, low hop profile, yeast, and mild fruit. flavour is malty and light fruit - some cereal and caramel. somewhat boring, I think. sweet and abrasive at times. yeast finish along with alcohol.
doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle has been cellared for a year and a half. First off, there seems to be virtually no differnece between the cellared and fresh bottles I had. This review is with respect to the cellared bottle.
Aroma is spicy and yeasty with a bit of bread. Poured a decent frothy head with good lacing. The head soon vanished leaving a bright yellow, clear body. Initial flavor was sweet and acidic that become moderately acidic. The body was light to medium with soft carbonation. Biere de garde’s aren’t my favorite style even though I love saison’s. Go figure. I think I don’t care for the aftertaste. However, as this style goes, this is good representative.
Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille-Bière blonde de garde, brassée par infusion avec des houblons flamands. Forte et très houblonnée. Bonne carbonation.--Bottle-Strong blonde, brewed by hops infusions. Very strong and very hoppy. Good carbonation.
malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought same time i got the[special reserve]..reseve far better alighter version..both in aroma as well as taste.. i recommend.the reserve over..this..bland tasting slightly hoppy¬ balanced at all...dissapointed..drinkability.c..won’t buy again..malty.out..
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750-ml. pain-in-the-ass bottle to open. Since it doesn’t come with directions, here’s the remedy: grab a pair of pliers and pull at the hinges of the silver bar where it’s touching the bottleneck. Now let’s get on to business...
Totally clear neon yellow in color with a sudsy, whitish-yellow head with lovely lace at every angle. Brisk and curt aroma of cleansing lemons, candi sugar, cloves, shortbread, angel food cake, coriander and starch. Farmhouse flavor takes on an anticipated form of hearty sourdough crust with buttery lemon cream. Musky resonance with butte, cologne, husks and pils malt. Some cleansing lemon scented dish detergent fulfills a whimsical dimension. Yeasty, staunch and a talc-like cohesion to the palate. Pils malt drives the balance along with active effervescence. Finishes like herbal baguettes. Quite frankly, a by the book biere de garde.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 750 ml corked bottle. Thank Turg. Pale golden, slightly hazy beer with a thick fluffy white head. Very persistent head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, light corander, Saaz hops, some lemoy citrus and light yeasty funk, but not a whole lot. Flavour is of strong yeasty spiciness, some light perfume/cologne-like flavours that intensify as it warms up. Light bitterness, very dry, refreshing finish. Well-balanced. Some dustiness in the mouth as well. Very nice, refreshing beer. Alcohol is well-hidden.
Geiserich (3596) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fluffy head, golden color. Flavor is malty, light sweet and balanced by some acid. Hops in the end and a dry bitter aftertaste. Quite straight strong blond. All in all not very complex with a to alcoholic character.