saxo (13458) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Skjold Burne. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, alcohol, fruits and malt. Not very balanced and way too one dimensional with alcohol. The bottle I had was 10% abv.
TheJestersBeer (1935) - SWEDEN - JUN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (2011).
Pours a light to medium amber/orange, with a faint haze, and a firm white head.
Very spicy, malty aromas, hints of barnyard funk, hay, straw, earth, dried orange peel, wax. The hop profile is spicy rather than floral, and a nice touch of yeast comes through.
Quite dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, quite lively carbonation.
The taste is dominated by a spicy hop character, and erthy, yeast notes, against a firm malt backbone. The alcohol burns through a tad too strongly, but I also think this is coherent with the style.. Also notes of funk, straw, citrus peel, wax, apples.
Long, warming, dry finish. A very rustique ale, true to style, very drinkable. (2011-06-01)
chrisv10 (9839) - DENMARK - MAY 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from 2011 (10% abv). Clear deep golden with big off-white head. Flavour is malt, yeast, spices, fruti, hops, little caramel and a little bitter.
UM02 (294) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A much better BdG than 3 Monts from the same brewery as it has a lot more flavour to go along with the high alcohol content. Strong taste of malt, a bit of alcoholic heaviness and faint smoky aroma but well balanced and very drinkable.
NielsenRatings (8275) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Slightly hazy red-orange appearance with a pretty big orangish white head. Sweet, yeasty, and slightly wild Belgian ale aroma. Slightly yeasty, golden, yeasty Belgian ale flavor. A bit of sourness and some yeast on the Belgian ale finish.
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours light amber with a rich off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a hearty biere de garde classic flavor, a little bitter and very satisfying.
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clamped 750 from Holiday in Escondido.Pours clear light copper with a foamy 4 finger white head. Med body. Lightly fruity, somewhat hoppy with a nice mild yeasty/earthy flavor. A bit more "aged" than many BdGs; a strkongly flavored BdG.
rayl101 (163) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very clear pale yellow with a medium head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is light, but pronounced barnyard, with hints of grainy malt. Medium body with nice carbonation. Flavor is sweet, and dessert-like apple with spices, and a little hot alcohol in the finish.
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours orange-tinged amber into a snifter. Bright white head with good retention leaves spider lacing as it recedes to coat surface. Aroma of sweet autumn leaves. Crisp with upfront apple turning to a dry, earthy bread finish.
Biglouis (3) - Cranbury, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
-Drank Grande Reserve version with white and blue label
-slight bready flavor
-Somewhat reminiscent of a sourdough pretzel
-One of my favorites (definately my favorite beer-for-keeping although I like to drink it rather than keep it.)