crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. Light golden color. This is my first beer in this type, and it seems to me like a good introduction. Very crisp and refreshing. Nice winey flavor.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange Coloring with White Head. Sweet and Grassy Aroma. Little Alcohol Detectable...Dry and Wheaty...Very Nice Biere de Garde..
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body with a large frothy white head. Sweet, yeasty aroma with hints of lemon and spice. Taste is lovely, from the malty sweet start, then the pleasant alcohol, on to the robust dry finish. I get light grains, lemon, oilly texture, thin to medium body with a fairly long finish. The only thing that I wasn’t wrapped in was the cork but it was worth the wait. Cheers!
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear and golden. Aromas are lemon, grain and spices -- pretty mellow. Flavours are lemon sherbert with extra sugar. A touch of whisky and grain follows. The alcohol isn’t especially warming for its abv. Still, after 75cl it grows on you!
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear yellowy appearance, lots of foam, lively streams of carbonation. Soft malty, lightly spiced aroma, mild fruit. Fruity, winey flavor, mild apricot. Astringent dryness towards the end, fair woody spice.
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in France. Found this in the supermarket when on holiday, a pleasant surprise. Golden yellow with white head. Unusual cork. Crystal clear. Very gassy on pouring. A well crafted beer with lots of subtle flavours, would probably benefit from conditioning for a few years in a cool cellar. Too highly carbonated for my taste.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - OCT 16, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle 12/12 written on cork?? Bronzen copper color, super bubbly, incredible resilient head that rose above the rim of the glass and held, like whipped cream. Malty sweet aroma, slight farmhouse funk hiding behind the spicy hop perfume. Not massively aromatice, but it is there and I’m a bit stuffed up right now. Wildflower honey drenched malts meet some sassy hops in the grass near an old hay barn for a picinic beer and walnuts. The malt is nice, not carmelly or grainy, just malty. Not sweet or dry, it finishes with some bitterness, but the emphasis is mostly on the malt and farmhouse meeting. They melt together like butter on warm mashed potatoes. Awesome. Lace coated glass remains. Did seem to thin a bit as I finished it, but not much to complain about here. Wish I had done a side by side with the La Bavaisienne, because I’m rating this one higher, although I think I like the Bavaisienne better! Thanks hey_kevin! Very nice indeed.
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The head on top of this crystal-clear yellow brew does not last long, nor is it very thick. But the taste is fantastic, and the aroma reminds of nuts. The drinking experience is far milder than a usual beer, in fact it’s sweet in its own way, and the natural bitterness of a beer is almost gone. It feels quite fizzy in a good way, and is an altogether highly enjoyable experience. It was once recommended to me by a bar in Antwerp, and when I said it was French, they proudly replied "no Sir, it’s Flemish, just on the French side of the border!".
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Le Sois Bock in Paris, France.
Mildly aromatic, quite herbal and flowery with notes of lemon, grass and clove. An odd, enjoyable yeastiness as well.
Mysterious at first but as it warmed it became very complex. Light grain providing a caramel sweetness throughout but for this one, the hops dominate. Dry, herbal and very fruity with notes of lemon especially but also pears and honey.
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tiny carbonation in the hazy, soft golden amber body. loose, off white head. nose is dominated by alcohol. plenty of esters& phenols. A tart, potent citrus note. Sweet pale malts, and a great warmth. Yeasty, spicy finish. nothing too special here