whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemon body with a foamy white head. Mild citrus and honey nose with light floral notes and a touch of cork/oxidation. Musty, sweet honey flavor with some spicy hops and a bit of hot alcohol. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Not bad, but the musty, oxidized character seems contrived and doesn’t thrill me.
rajendra82 (1048) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml. brown bottle with a strange clip holding down a curved cork, which once again goes to prove that the French don’t copy anybody, and nobody copies the French.
When poured into a tulip, the beer looked exceptionally clear and sparkly, with an inch thick foamy head. The aroma was pleasing and yeasty, with tinges of banana and spices.
The taste was rustic, and I assume true to style. Dry, yeasty, spicy, and wheat laden, this was definitely like a country bread coming off the oven. Slight lemony sourness also showed up towards the point of swallowing. Carbonation was very active, and aided the mouthfeel by lightening up the malty body. The alcohol was extremely well hidden.
May be there are some things where it is worth copying the French.
shrubber85 (10675) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Strong hops aroma - lighter malt and cooked vegetables. Light yellow with large head - very effervescent for the style. Initially a sweet malt with tannins hitting full-force soon after. Nice full body. A very interesting beer - dry like a red wine but with nice malt characteristics.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty, lightly sweet, grainy aroma has some citrus notes and a touch of creamy corn. Very pale, lightly hazy golden colour with low but lasting white head. Light mustiness in the generally sweet, malty flavour that offers light citrus and marzipan notes. Dry and somewhat bitter in the finish. Medium-light body with low carbonation. Sampled at Mondial de la Bière 2005.
Sammy (11177) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mondiale 2005. Light yellow colour, with Significant foamy head, easy drinkability, yeasty composition, hops, bit too much carbonation leading to drying. Apple juice,
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one of my first biere de garde style.
Appearance:clear gold,light head...
This beer look like a stong pilsener.....
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours quite a pale yellow for a biere de garde. The carbonation is slow & lazy and the thick, tightly beaded head lingers only briefly. The aroma is grassy and yeasty with a light fruitiness - apples and grapes - and a hit of alcohol. Quite vinuous in the mouth, it has a ligfht, sweet malt flavor with yeast and a spritz of lemon. The finish is long, warm, and dry. Nice drink.
harrisoni (17282) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2007 Bottle from france. Creamy tight head and golden colour. Not fantastic nose or amazing flavours, but the whole is greater than the sum of the parts to deliver a wonderful refreshing strong golden ale. It is one of my favourite fridge beers
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(on bottle) Light sent of grass and hay; the real biere de garde-aroma. Perlyfresh, a bit stngdy, with a good alcoholfeel the palate. A tad bitter/metallic finish.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample courtesy of Pailhead. Pours copper with fluffy white head. Aroma is very yeasty with hints of fruit. Flavor just about the same, but very astringent. Highly carbonated. Agree with Pailhead in, not a fan of the style so far.