Demise (57) - Wellington, - JUN 23, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear and fizzy pale yellow with a fantastic white head, sticks around for quite some time. The aroma is very grassy, I get a touch of lemony-citrus but little else. The flavour is not quite as disappoint6ing, but almost. The beer is quite grassy and grainy - similar to the Asian lagers. There is a strong grassy flavour, with a touch of vnilla and caramel, but there is not enough on the malt flavour to truly challenge the grassy hops which leaves an incredibly disappointing flavour on the palate. This could have been a fantastic beer but just did not have enough to challenge the grassy profile. Had promise, but did not pull through in the end - a glorified Steinlager.
Alusmamuts (282) - LATVIA - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Claer yellow with medium white creamy cap. Lightly sweetand bitter, bit more acidic, watery with sour aftertaste.
mirogster (6) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750ml. Those have always a great presentation :) Pours with light amber, yellowish colour. White, not big but persistent, small bubbled head. Nose: descendants of saaz type hops, bready, pilsener malt scent. Mouthfeel: average carbonation. Taste: bready, malty, medium sweet, really slightly acidic. Obvious presence of high level of alcohol, but mildly covered by sweetnes and bitternes in aftertaste.
Beware! It’s not a session beer, almost 9% abv!! :) Good for fiestas, goes excellently with proper meat portions :) Really good example of regional bičre de flamande/garde. Brasserie de Saint Sylvestre, merci beaucoup!!
wimpyjoe (3908) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Monoprix, Nice. Pale golden with a light lager style - it certainly doesn’t feel its strength. Has a fair carbonation and a frothy head. It’s certainly a notch above lager with a slight smoothness and a nice malt-hop taste, but it’s not that far removed.
gegwilson (1167) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a French supermarket. Pours golden with a frothy white head. Nice, bitter and refreshing. Spicy hop notes over quite a syrupy base. A bit of aniseed in the finish. One of the better mainstream biere de gardes
Aurelius (4178) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cool bomber... Good label. Weird clasp on the cork that I haven’t seen before. Murky brownish brew, with tinges of green. Vanilla notes over malt and yeast give it a cakey aroma. Pleasantly effervescent and bitter, not very esteric, dry toffee. Medium body. Finishes out with a vanilla ladyfinger effect. Beer Stop, Tallahassee.
hobsch (505) - Cologne, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.75l. Pours hazy light yellow with minimal head. Aroma is malty, grassy, citrus, slightly spicy. Taste is light bitter, light to medium sweet, yeasty, some citrus, spicy, bit floral. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and sweet, lively carbonation, bit watery, alcohol is well hidden. Ok.
MarkoNm (536) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color, toppd with a decent frothy white head. The aroma is mild, some malts and some fruity addition. The taste is bittery, but not unpleasantly. Some fruitiness towards the finish. One of the better biere de garde I had.
ha1ag (720) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Tnx Jenő! Clear dark golden color with a thick creamy white head. Vivid carbonation. Soft hoppy nose. Aroma is soft buttery malts with sweet tones. Flavour is slightly sweeter with mild but lasting dry hoppy bitterness in the finish. Great balance, excellent beer!
ZodiacM (39) - - AUG 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Geschonken uit een 75cl fles, een lichtgeel helder bier met een mooie witte schuimkraag. Hoppig aroma, licht bittere hop smaak, lichte tinten van citrus, mout, honing, kruidig, heerlijk drinkbaar wanneer hij koud geserveerd wordt in een warm klimaat. Een van de betere Franse bieren die ik tot nu toe gedronken heb.
Maakun (593) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl bottle. Golden with very big fluffy white head. Sweet malts, honey, some dough, fresh tropical fruits and light herbal notes. Quite sweet. Medium bodied and quite big alcohol presence. Not really that good, boring aroma and too much alcohol.