IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color (duh), tan head. Fruity and yeasty, slightly dry with some mild funkiness. Pretty pleasant, I’d drink again.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, amber body with a fluffy, white head that quickly collapses into a thin, white line. Interesting aroma of spicy hop oil, tobacco, caramel, whole grains, earthy terroir, light wood and fresh flora. The body is silky smooth with low carbonation and plenty of malty backbone. Tasty and well balanced. Excellent, complex malt layers and elements of fruit, grains and toffee while remaining well attenuated. A crisp hop bitterness comes in near the finish to enliven the tongue and warm the soul. A nice, balanced Biere de Garde with some spiciness and crisp hop bitterness. I wish this was fresh, because the green bottle oxidized the hops some. If this were fresh, I bet this would have reached another level of tastiness.
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Oak Tree. Hazy orange yellow pour with a light tan head. Nutty malt aroma. Lots of citrus and grapefruit. Sweet biscuit and grapefruit flavor. Notes of nutty cereal and honey. Moderately hoppy finish.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber thin head. Spicy floral bread and caramel aroma with some barnyard notes. Prickly mouth feel, quite carbonated. Doughy cracker flavor, malty with caramel. Decent body, little hop flavor or bitterness. Nice picnic ale.
VDuquerroux (1278) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark brown orange opaque hazy beer withn a medium off-white head ; medium retention. Roast, caramel, light biscuit, herb, red berries. Light sweet, light dry bitter refreshing ; acid note. Light to medium body, average texture, light oily, average carbonation, dry fruity finish. Overall, enjoyable fruity bittersweet refreshing light beer ; nice balance.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. bottle at HW open house. Hazy amber color with a large off white head. Mild aroma that was somewhat grassy with a hint of honey. Spicy, fruity flavor with some caramel and a lighly bitter hop finish.
GuideDogSaint (1192) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAY 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma of mal, caramel and biscuit. Very sweet.
HerrBierkoenig (1178) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 0,75l bottle, Pours: deep cloudy amber liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: malty, caramel, bready, Taste: medium sweet, light bitter, light to medium sour, malty, bready, citrus, Palate: light body, average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, watery, Overall: drinkable, but too watery, too simple, not my favorite.
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
big 750 mL bottle, pouring a carbonated amber color. nice and mild, fresh farm scents not of pigs or cattle but corn and hay. a very enjoyable brew, definitely hiding all 5.8% alcohol.
The_Bish (1123) - 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.