The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yeah. Well. Nothing like the other Biere de garde I had. Classifications are often a nonsense. I think. Definitely not a good name for my member. Though it may provide confusion and disorientation which may be fairly well representative of how well it performs. Enough. Malty, sweet, some dark fruit but not much. Reminds me of the Old Thumper I had recently. Now that’s a much better member name.
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Farmhouse. Darker than I expected and more malty but then I knew nothing about biere de garde. Very dry with little body. Ok, nothing more, nothing less.
pintbypint (2941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml green bottle with a cap. Amber pour, hazy. Good foamy thick head at first pour, but dies down to a ring. Nose has slight farmhouse note, but moreso has a lemony citrus hop. Taste has brown bread like malts, touch of caramel. Finishes quite dry, hint of citrus hop that fades quickly. Lots of carboantion, and medium bodied, its dryness and carboantion akek it very drinkable and refreshing.
erickok (4303) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Every French ’micro’ bewer needs to have a blond and an amber... so here we go. Pours an attractive copper body with stable grey white head. Pleasant caramel and pine notes, some twigs and general forest smells. Just enough hops to not fall apart. Pleasant small sweetness to match the standard malts; still very little malts, but I suppose this beer is made to not scare people. Bitterness versus sweetness balance is well in order, but I still feel somewhat unimpressed due to the unimaginative approach. Ah well, it tastes fine.
BeerandBlues2 (10775) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy brown, somewhat rusty with a medium, fizzy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and caramel malt, dates, cellar notes and faint hops. Flavor is malt dominant, no real hops, faint bitterness, light esters and a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
AndySnow (4829) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ SBWF 12. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Sweet malt aroma with hints of fruit. Flavour is sweet fruit, bread.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the brewery in April 2008 (on tap I think). Amber with a slight haze. Lightly fruity aroma with a hint of toffee. Clean on the palate with some slightly bready malts. Slightly acidic edge on the finish. Touch of residual sweetness. Easy drinking. Fine but nothing particularly out of the ordinary.
dfearnley (1253) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to wine glass
Aroma of lacto bacillus, caramel, and candied fruit. Cloudy tangerine colour with medium particulates and a thin tan head. Wood, nutmeg, and light candied fruit.
Ferris (7678) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Brown sugar, malt and some yeasty sourness. Cloudy amber with particles, foamy dissipating head. Very dry and dusty, an lack of body makes this just ok for me. Mild spices and a vanilla note does peek its head out.
GT2 (9347) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to Travlr.Slow gusher. Large creamy, beige head atop deep reddish ruby, rust. Good lacing. Mega malty nose with brown sugar, black cherry, some celery, dill, wet hay. Taste is bitter, minerally, black cherry soda, rustic malt. A bit bland. Effervescent rather than thick and malty. No oatmeal richness wanted in style. Not too bad. In a way it tastes like diet black cherry soda mixed with malta non alcoholic beverage.