czar (3289) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 clear golden orange tint, nice white head, good retention and lacing. fruity, grassy, soapy, hint of caramel malts, toastiness, biscuity, light to med hopping - citrusy. light yeastiness. short to medium long finish - peppery and citrusy. lively.
Vignale (1653) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jag blir lätt konfunderad av denna öl. Jag mindes den som ganska en ganska lätt blonde/ bier du garde och på Ratebeer anges alkoholhalten till 8%. Den här flaskan är på 10% och liknar snarare en trippel. Som sådan är den dock riktigt fin. Relativt torr, fruktig, bra kraft i de 10 utan att kännas spritig. En trevlig dryck att ha på midsommarbordet igår. Inget fynd men ett mycket gott öl.
Christian (10362) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt and caramel with some perfumed herbal notes. Sweetish malty flavour with herbs, an earthy note and a touch of alcohol
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@TFODRBSG11.Pours golden with a small white head.Aroma malt, yellow apples, spicy and herbal hops with some fruitiness.Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness and caramel.Medium body, average carbonation.Nice beer.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Malty fruity toasty aramel pleasant aroma. Good mouthfeel. Fruity malty bitter alco spicey like flavour. Pleasant.
yngwie (11779) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl corked. A clear one, golden in color and with a dense, off-white head of moderate size. Matly, lightly caramel-ish on the nose. Some hoppy fruityness and a faint note of yeast. It’s high on carbonation, but pleasant, dry and full-bodied. Caramel, fruityness, some yeast and a distinct alcoholic touch. Some bitterness towards the end. Although alcoholic, it’s a quite nice beer that I certainly could have with some lunch. 110820
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2011 @ TFODRBSG11, Ulfborg
Pours clear golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, wheat and banana. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Dedollewaitor (13021) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Danish Summer Gathering, Ulfborg 2011. Pours cloudy golden with a fluffy white head. Yeast and fruit. Lively carbonation. A bit of metal, fruit and vegetables.
DSG (4711) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Oren. As "3 Monts Grande Réserve". 8.3%. Slightly hazy deep golden to amber color with a big white head. Aroma of fruity esters, some malt, honey hints, a bit of alcohol and some spicy hops notes. Sweetish flavor with a bit of caramel, fruits, a bit of alcohol and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
PalCabral (111) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Bottle bought at Systembolaget 17/5-13. This is the 2013 version. The beer pours clear golden with a bubbly frothy head that settles to nice foam layer over the beer! Compared to previous years, the beer is clearer and resembles more a golden lager - has there been filtering? The aroma is sweet and yeasty that entice the palates and boosts the thirst. Perhaps slightly more discrete than previous years? In the taste, this is still such a malty sweet beer, but this year I sense more bitterness. The hops are more dominant now and it gives the beer a much more peppery taste. The mouthfeel is medium-full and the carbonation elevated. This is a great example of Biére de Garde but compared to the 2012 and the 2010, it is a tad too hoppy and peppery to reach the same high scores. I also wonder if the change is not caused by filtering? The quote "Sur lie" on the label maybe should be removed? Pourquoi non faites la biere plus robuste?
But, rest assured, this beer is a heck lot better than the disasterous 2011. Bon!