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Brewed by Theillier
Style: Bière de Garde
Bavay, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Pure malt. Craft production. Brewed the old way.


madmitch76's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, - SEP 23, 2012
4th August 2012
ChrisOs Marvellous Pre GBBF Mega Tasting. Bright clear amber beer with good sized fluffy white head. Light smooth palate. Mild carbonation. Smooth light malt with a little dried fruits. Semi dry finish. Just a nice smooth drinkable beer.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2016
750 ml bottle purchased at the brewery in August 2014 and consumed the same week. B/B June 2016: Coppery golden. Puffy collar of fine-bubbled foam. Muddled aroma of licorice, cola, papery malt, hay, alcohol, sulfur and metal. Firm carbonation. Soft bodied. Sulfur and alcohol negate much of the lush and bouncy French malt on initial sip. Pronounced note of prune and grape jelly sneak in and mar things. Unrestrained sugars create a medicinal astringency. Simple and sugary finish shows lifeless papery malt, prominent alcohol and and hop-derived peppery accents. There’s just not a whole lot to inspire here. The dreaded grape jelly and cola notes certainly don’t help, but it’s fairly sloppy all around. Metallic, as well, and not the kind of deep maltiness I expect from a direct wood-fired copper kettle. A huge letdown.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (2771) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2015
From tap at La Capsule in Lille. Clear dark golden. White head. Moderate aroma of continental hops and berries. Taste is very well balanced with malt and moderate bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (9104) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2014
750ml from the brewery in Bavay, best by June 2016, guessing June 2014 bottling. Clear orange amber body with a short white head. Malty with grainy notes of seed bread, cara malt, pet food, saccharine. Slightly light-struck. Vibrant mouthfeel, a combination of succulent, nutty malt and peppery / spicy hops. In the mouth it’s sweet with medium-low bitterness and medium+ acidity. Faint touch of alcohol in the finish that doesn’t appear in the nose. Red apple yeast ester finish, with starchy paper notes lingering.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (5269) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2013
Beautiful amber red body and stable head. Not too bubbly. Luscious warming malts, fairly clean yeast, fruity caramel malts, herbal and well present hops. Very rich without being thick or too sweet. Well bittered, bit medicinal under the warming solid alt base. Can rightfully carry the bière de garde style label, unlike most beers that are placed in this style. Very nicely developed, very well drinkable. Pairs great with food too. Nice!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (16724) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich malt, little fruits, caramel, candy sugar, bread and hops.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2013
i’ve had this beer fresh, in france, as well as from a bottle that was 1 year old. the fresh beer was full bodied, with a fantastic caramel/toffee malt aroma, color and flavor. i got to speak to the brewer who said that they use only pale malts -- all the caramel qualities come from a prolonged rigorous boil in coppers over 100 years old! even after a year, the beer’s delicious malty character had hardly diminished. i would classify this as a "secular dubbel"!

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
corkyrory66 (1355) - BELGIUM - JUN 1, 2013
Des grands mots mais pas beaucoup de suite .. bière de garde (hum, hum), pur malt (hum, hum) et artisanale à l’ancienne (oui, on le verra très vite …). Bière de 75 cl même pas bouchonnée, mais capsulée !!! Couleur entre cuivre et caramel. Clarté nette. Bulles assez grosses, moyennement nombreuses. Mousse beige qui tombe très vite. Arômes d’avoine, cassonade, prune mûre avec une pointe d’oranges cuites. Volume bizarre de la 1ère bouche, et saveur de bière à Papa (à l’ancienne, comme il disait …). Assez simple, petite amertume sans originalité. Arrière-bouche très (trop) courte. 2ème bouche où la cassonade revient, et un côté un peu irlandaise ambrée. 3ème bouche toujours à l’avoine, et comme une pointe de seigle. Arrière-bouche paraît un peu plus pleine. Longueur sans complexité, juste un peu de force de l’alcool (8 %abv) mais de saveur point. Levure nulle (pas de refermentation). Alcool inutile, puisque ne soutenant rien. Finale banale, plate, sans ampleur. Une bière qui ne démontre rien. Même pas bouchonnée pour une 75 cl !! Pas de refermentation. Une puissance alcoolique qui ne sert à rien. Pauvre forêt de Mormal, tu méritais bien mieux !!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1490) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 12, 2013
Bouteille 33 cl de Brune-Rousse-Houblon - Nice (F). Ambrée effectivement cuivrée à mousse jaunâtre collant au verre. Pétillement actif. Arômes de malt, caramel-réglisse, houblon. La bouche est douce de malt, ronde puis relevée d’amertume d’herbes er de zeste. Notes complexes et acidulées, du rôti, réglisse-sucre d’orge, alcool et anis. Finale sèche de houblon, céréales et un peu d’alcool.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3934) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Dobre farmeńskie piwo z francji. Nuty zapachowe są bardzo wyraziste, karmelowy słód miesza się tu z bogatą owocowością. Piana stabilna i puszysta. kolor jasnego bursztynu.


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