malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bought 3 bottles..now i cant find anymore.. 2003 vintae...under GRANDE RESEVE SPECIAL ALE..golgen hue to the pour..medium head..loosly laced.musky.aroma/with aflower&fruity arter blend ..taste fine[suprised1] 2nd bottle..1year later..smooth drinkability.b+..3rd bottle still under wraps..matbe drink on newyears this year...ill let you know if it holds up...malty.out...
oh6gdx (21106) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2007 Bottled (Drank in Sept 2005). Dark golden colour, mediumsized white foamy head. Weak fruity aroma. Fruity flavour with sweet alcohol. Good one. 7 3 7 3 12
Bottled (2007 vintage, tnx omhper). Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is malts, grass, earth and some slight sweetness. Flavour is caramel malts, earth, grass, some herbs and hops. Pleasant. 6 3 8 4 14.
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice warm golden-blond beer with fluffy snow white head. Great malty aroma with a refreshing thouch of grass, citrus, flowers and some fruits. Also some sweetness of caramel malts and buttercakes. The taste is malty, light fruity and has a refreshing carbonation with touches of fresh herbs some mint and lemongrass. It ends with a nice fruity bitterness of hops.
caesar (5402) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy amber color, short off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, some hops. Taste is quite bitter, bit fruity, some malt and grain. Alcohol is well hidden. However, nothing special about this one.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours out a nice golden amber color, very clear for the amount of yeast in the bottle. Billowy white head forms and never leaves. Great fluffy white lacing is left behind. Aroma is a little musty, some cork and a bit of hay. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated. Refreshing flavors of fruit, grass and a bit of tart/sourness that never fully develops but lingers. Very nice.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of CaptainCougar.Clear golden brew with an inch of the white stuff.This baby smells a little like sour apple candy.Highly carbonated with a sour fruit flavor.Has a good sparkling feel in the mouth.It is a style that I am growing fond of.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
...a.k.a., 3 Monts Grande Réserve Spécial Ale... Hazy dark amber with a frothy white head, this has a tart aroma but with strong sweet malt clearly present. Perhaps it’s Verkade Mariakaakjes that I’m smelling... (And yes, I took that from another’s rating. I thought it was great that bierkoning could get so specific!) Has a bitter, tart malty flavor as well with an almost face-puckering sour finish. I find this biere de garde to be more interesting than enjoyable.
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great Biere de Garde. Thanks Phil. Yeasty and malty flavors. Aroma is musty like its been aged forever. Finishes very clean, smooth, and chewy. Recommened.
bierkoning (10649) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2004 vintage. Dark amber color, steady frothy head. Malty biscuit aroma. Slightly bitter flavor. Malt and cookies (Verkade Mariakaakjes, for the experts). Refreshing, a bit on the sweet side maybe. Medium bodied. Good beer!
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazed, copper-amber color, that sits beneath a frothy light tan head that creates a wispy Belgian Lace as it subsides. The aroma is spicy, fruity and malty with notes of apples, ginger, pear, caramel, vanilla, and toasted malt. This has quite the classic Bier De Garde nose, predominantly malty with nice complimentary notes of fruit and spice. This beer is well carbonated, it foams effervescently as it hits my tongue for the first time. The taste is sweet up front with nice fruity notes of apples, but then moves to a sharp prickly mix of carbonation, ginger and alcohol. This beer is quite good, though because of its strength, it does have tell tale notes of alcohol in the finish, which detracts a little bit.