pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspĺng, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden colour. Big head. Pilsener-aroma. Flavour like......well, if is wasn’t for the fancy corked bottle it would be hard to tell this from the avarage Malt liquor! This is my fourth Biere de Garde and I’m yet to be impressed. Guess it’s just not my style.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice in a number of ways, looks fantastic, interesting aroma, feels good going down. But it is perhaps a bit too subtle, vinous, slightly fruity, gets nicer as you get used to it.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first Biere de Garde. Very much like a Belgian ale. Golden color. Careful pour yielded a pretty decent sized head. Aroma is a bit spicy, musty and hoppy. Balance is maybe just a bit on the sweet side but it is still very good. As it warms a more vinous quality is noticeable. High alcohol content is hidden very well. I’m pretty impressed with this ale.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Re-rate: well, i am never dissapointed by this brew, robust, yet subtle at the same time, amazingly round palate, bitter, savoury, a regular in my fridge!!! Original rating (well it was actually a re-rate of a original rating) starts here: i’m growing hopelessly addicted this beer. which probably isn’t good for my bank balance. Light gold in colour with little head. Aroma is of oak, malt, wet paint, kerosene and also a vinous smell aswell. Quite a full body, salty, bittter, oaky and vinous flavour. I agree with motelpogo when he mentioned that it tasted like czeck pilsner concentrate, it does on a wierd sort of way. Theres one thing for shore though this beer is awesome, sit back and enjoy.....
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not sure about this one. The first glass I had was fantastic but the more I drank the less I liked it. Not sure if I got a good bottle at first very complex and tastey but after a while the bitterness took over with a strong metalic after taste
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer, nice golden colour, a tight head, beautiful wine like flavour that, for me, was wonderfully balanced. Not for everyone apparently.
caesar (5056) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Heavily overrated beer. Yellow pilsener-like color as the picture shows. Nice head. Smell is not very pleasant. Bit pilsener like, a lot of hops. The taste is able to hide the ABV, which is a good thing. Bit sweet, fruity/flowery. Dry palate. I really can’t see why this beer should be worth over 4 or even over 3.5
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright yellow color, frothing, foamy white head. The aroma was of leather and cork. The body tasted of wood, alcohol, and was very maltily sweet. Finishes slightly bitter. Not a bad beer, complex, just not my bag. Maybe a bit sweet.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) ’02: Musty woody aroma, medium yellow color, ends acidic. Felt hearty to drink, although I wouldn’t have guessed 8.5%. A different kind of beer for me, and one that I’ll need to try again.
Radek Kliber (6397) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It looks impressive but head vanished quiet quick. Earthy-grape (toffee?) flavor. This is another new (for me) style so in future I will be able to understand and appreciate more what up...