Geokkjer (6016) - 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.
larsniclas (5728) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden. Frothy, white head.
Fruity aroma with warm alco-notes.
Fresh and spicy flavour; pepperish.
Lively and rather salty finish.
deanso (5715) - 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.
ekstedt (5626) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2009 Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget, tools required to open it. Deep golden, slightly hazy, large creamy white head. Earthy malt aroma, with yeasty and spicy notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a light prickling sensation from the somewhat overpowering carbonation. Much drier than other Bière de Garde’s I’ve tried, which makes this my favourite sample of this beer style so far.
Cornfield (5544) - 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.
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle - Golden with a small head. Yeast, lemon, banana and spice in the aroma. Sultanas, peach, banana, yeast and spice all feature in the taste. Not bad.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours a hazy copper orange with a large white head. Cork y notes, yeast y bread, with some light floral earth y tones. A bit grain y and sweet with a mild warming. Decent Ale.
caesar (5316) - 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.
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, big rocky white head. Very yeasty, bubble gummy aroma. Surprisingly hoppy at first, the a sweet, yeasty flavor. Note of fruit - pineapple, I guess - and a woodsy finish. Called 3 Monts Grande Reserve, 2006 edition.
nimbleprop (5187) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle of the 2013 vintage in Toulouse. Pours a fairly murky, burnt orange with some ringing, creamy, slightly off white head. Nose has quite a bit of spice to it, clove, fruit cake, heavy raisin, a little booze, candy sugar, some banana. Flavor follows, heavy raisin and heavy candy, clove, banana, some caramelized pear. Fairly heavy finish, both boozy and a bit harsh from the carbonation.