gnoff (9283) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle from Systembolaget) Clear straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Faint grainy and sweet scent. WAtery mouthfeel. Alcohol, perfume and grainy taste. Low bitterness.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber body with a moderate creamy head. (3+). Aroma of alcohol, light yeast and malt, dry. Very dry flavour with noticeable alcohol and a touch of pale malt, light bitterness. Average palate is quite effervescent. Average at best. 5/3+/6/3/12
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle. Very highly carbonated, golden beer. A massive, thick, sticky white head. The aroma is really great. Big slightly musty, spicy nose. Fairly herbal with a light zestiness and a touch of black pepper. Softly sweet, but generally well-balanced. It’s a simple, but tasty biere de garde.
JorisPPattyn (8913) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge, lightly yellow head, quite stable over bright orange-foxy beer. Volatile spices in the nose with cinnamon and clove, as well as sweet cake. Ginger too and orange rind, certainly warming up. Sweet and very spicy with more cinnamon, clove, ginger, and a very faint sourish edge (oranges?), but mainly sweet. Scorched caramel flavour, but not bitter. Bit aggressive, burning MF, not very well-bodied, very slick. Not exactly my favourite, a bit too... too driven... Danke, S!
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Stinging honey leaking out of a young oak tree…Graham crackers within frothy carbonation...Active yet shy hop leafiness, warming alcohol but not overdoing it, a few tasty yeast flakes and some cereal at the base of the trunk…Solemn and pleasantly quiet…
marcus (8292) - 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.
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 version. Bottle high creamy white lasting head. Clear golden body. Mild and sweet fruity aroma and flavor with a low carbonation and a long sweet aftertaste.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[123-20061209] 750mL. Baby powder aroma with beery wheat. Golden yellow body with lots of bubbles throughout and a very large bubbly off-white head. Initially sweet complexity with gravelly hints of licorice. Light-medium body. Nice finish but... veggie burpies.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle marked "3 Monts Grande Reserve Special Ale" thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a golden body and a small white head. Aroma of skunk, grass, candi sugar, pear and apple. Taste is bitter with buttered toast, brown sugar and apple. Dry finish.
Svesse (7501) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 2009 vintage) Golden colour with foamy, off-white head. Lots of sediment at the bottom of the bottle. Fruity, malty nose with apricots, orange, honey, flowers (jasmine, carnation) and a touch of yeast. Fruity, malty taste with notes of bread, honey, orange, apricots and a gentle spicy/floral bitterness in the finish. Medium body, mainly dry, but with some sweetness coming through towards the end. Well balanced and tasty. Excellent example of the style. Very nice.