probstblueribbon (3394) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Re-rated years later...
750 ml bottle from Broue Ha Ha, shared with Billy, served cool in a tulip glass. 02DE12.
App.: Clear deep amber with a rocky white head.
Aroma: Sweet, fruity, boozy, metallic, caramel/toast, solvent, messy.
Palate: Medium+ body, moderate, loose effervescence.
Flav.: Plenty boozy, estery, sweet, sickly sweet, caramel/toffee, hot; somewhat sweet with a little bitterness and a long, solvent, sweet finish.
750 mL bottle from Jovi, served cool in a tulip.
App.: Deep golden with orange hues, clear (yeast undisturbed), with a huge frothy white head.
Aroma: Light funk and organic acids, yeast and bread dough, some biscuity malts, light pepper spiciness, alcohol (no kidding),
Palate: Medium body, slightly syrupy, very soft carbonation.
Flav.: Caramel and pepper, much maltier than the nose would suggest, some toffee and corn/grain/cereal; more alcohol than I’d like; very little of the funk, yeast, dough, etc.; bready and biscuity to finish with a firm helping of alcohol and like a dirty, nutty, fruitiness.
I dig the closure. It was a pain to open and I wouldn’t want to do it drunk! The beer was so-so. Not experienced enough to know a good Biere de Garde or to know if I’d like it!!
thomat (2800) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber with a very thick white foam.
Hoppy with some fruit tones. Alcohol sweetness with a short, sweet finish.
Medium to full body.
anders37 (20419) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a longlasting white head. Malty grainy aroma with some spicy hints. Sweet malty grainy and slightly hoppy flavor with some spicy hints. Fruity malty finish with some bitterness in the aftertaste.
pilsnerrogge (2677) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2011 [75 cl corked bottle] Hazy orange colour. Big frothy head. Grainy aroma. Sweet, spicy (anise/fennel) flavour. Dry finish with notes of alcohol.
2011 bottle, 10% abv:
Clear, deep golden colour. Frothy head. Sweet, wheaty aroma with notes of smoke, caramel and marshmallows. Sweet, wheaty flavour with notes of marzipan, anise and alcohol.
Sammy (9973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A real farmhouse. Horseblanket aroma with beige head. Tasty and drinkable biere de garde. Grassy, grainy, sweet start and bitter but balanced finish. Understated carbonation. Not the best but still a good example of the style, and a superior French effort.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Clear golden. Effervescent. Was expecting more body, harsh and metallic. I did not enjoy this beer.
marioadam (10) - CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
De son manteau blanc, et de sa couleur doré, elle a su égaillé mon palais et raffiner ma soirée.
Snoro (302) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Belle apparence, belle couleur dorée, belle broue qui dure. Une senteur discrète. Aucun arrière-goût. On perd rapidement le goût après les premières gorgées.
robinvboyer (3696) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bright golden color, huge frothy head, really nice lacing, and carbonation. grassy grainy aroma. flavour is malty, grainy, and there is a booziness in the finish, along with quite a bit of bitterness. meh, i’m not loving this.
jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This I like. Golden with big white head. Aroma like is with wine, a fenomenon that also goes for the taste. There is sweetness, spices, lemon and a mild -yet firm - hoppy bitterness (especially in the finnish), along with plenty fruit. The mouthfeel is fiery and boubley. Now as I enter the last drops of the bottle I even think I feel some cinemon, but it might just be the alcohol talking. Horray!