superspak (3327) - Michigan, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, 11 20 printed on the back label (best before date?). Pours lightly cloudy golden orange color with a nice 3 finger fluffy white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pear, grape, citrus zest, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, earth, grass, hay, light funk, bread, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity. Taste of pear, apple, citrus zest, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, grass, hay, earth, bread, light funk, light honey, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, hay, grass, herbal, floral, earth and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity; nice spicy/malt flavor balance; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick and very crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Biere De Garde! Great flavor balance and complexity; very smooth to sip on for 8.3%. This is extremely crisp and delicious stuff.
rondphoto (2771) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Clear medium amber with lots of rising bubbles, generous two-finger ivory head, strips of lace. Aroma of malt and burnt caramel. Taste is full-bodied malt that moves through the swallow adding fizz and edgy toffee and hay, perhaps light dried fruit. The finish adds slight bittering, but this is mostly a malt brew. Big, some alcohol in the finish, lots of caramel, solid Biere de Garde.
goozen (3368) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with cork and metal thingy 0,75: Clear dark golden colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of caramel, citrus, pear and honey.
finol (2449) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head.
Spicy and sweet brew, full mouthfeel
Malin_aiisa (154) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
golden off white head.
caramel and mild coffee aroma.
sweet taste, bitter.
darker and more heavy.
Senap (444) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Från år 2015. Lättsam och drickvänlig i linje med klassen. Ska jag säga något kritiskt så slår alkoholen igenom lite för mycket inledningsvis.
AleRider78 (171) - - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle came with a cork and a metal type strap to hold it in?! Weird! But, poured a very large foamy, off-white head. Pale amber colour in appearance. Lot of lacing, top to finish. Light roasted malts and grains in aroma. Flavours of malts, barley, sour type fruits (lemon), pretty sweet as well. A bit bitter on the aftertaste, taste of alcohol is apparent. Pretty strong beer (10%!) but doesn’t show it much. Ok stuff.
Beer4000 (5044) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, 2013 vintage sampled in 2015. More than less clear, golden body with a fine, foamy, long lasting white head. Aroma is malty with cain sugar and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, sugar, hint of caramel and honey and almost boozy but not unpleasant alcohol, quite hot. Fine body and long sweet aftertaste with sweet malt and honey by the end. Rather close to a triple this one. Not very complex really, but drinking more than just a small glass make it very pleasant. It was a good match to my chilly crab pancakes.
mikeyo1 (394) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. 2011 vintage. Pours an almost clear amber liquid. The head is white and quite fizzy, with medium to large bubbles that diminishes the head within a minute. Balanced sweet and malty aroma with caramel, toffee, roasted almonds, apricots, red apples, subtle vinous raisins, licorice, honey and biscuits.
Highly carbonated, medium body. Taste is sweet with a drier finish. Flavor is moderately malty with toffee, honey, gooseberries, wood, leather, raisins and hints of herbs. Some unclothed cardboard lingering in the aftertaste. Although overall good, I had expected more, especially the flavor doesn’t live up to my expectations after smelling. The high carbonation level, i believe, masks some of the malt complexity in the flavor, it does get better if left resting for a while.
dEnk (4193) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is champagne yeast, some fruits and caramel. Flavour is quite sweet, some metallic notes,
deanso (6490) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Molen monthly tasting.
thick white head. Lots of carbonation. Clear golden pour. Very nice.