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RATINGS: 733   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
This French-style country ale is deep amber in color. With a toasty, sweet caramel start, it finishes with just enough hops to clean off the palate. Bon Appetit!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Copper Coloring with White Ring/Skin. Sweet Roasted Caramel and Light Grains Aroma. Something a Bit Off...Bit Stale in the Aroma...Although Strikingly Similiar to a Bad Sake Aroma. Good Caramel Malt and Wheat Flavor..Wheat and Hops Drying Your Palate at the End, But Not Giving Up the Creamy Medium Mouthfeel. Nice But Nothing Outwardly Wonderful About It.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Pours a very attractive, clear, dark copper with a holding, creamy, yellowhite head. There is light diacetyl in an otherwise appealing aroma of roast grain and light caramel, although the buttery aroma is almost a compliment to the others. Latent notes of violets and field flowers. Flavor finds a malt base which is wheatish and sweet with a caramel lean... and hoppy notes do emerge (as promised) for balance in the finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Light orange/amber, highly filtered. Some minmal white head rounds out a very lackluster appearance. Nose is sweet malts and butterscotch, maybe some weird dough notes. Taste is all malts, rather sweet, some toffee and butterscotch here and there. Finishes with a clean hop bitterness. Different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2005
12oz bottle from JoshuaB. Pours a light orangish/amber color with a small white head. Very clear beer. Nose is caramel malt, lots of butterscotch. Taste is lightly malty with caramel, some light butterscotch here, random candied fruits.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimhilt (2554) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2005
Pours with a three-finger head that fades to a ring leaving some lace. Cloudy amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Nose is a earthy hop. Starts slightly hoppy has an earthy spice flavor, finish is clean, more hops than malts. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2005
The tempting aroma of sweet prunes, toffee and sour grapes is very unusual to me, but this is the first Biere de Garde I have tried. I’m not sure if I’m smelling a fruity yeast esther, but it’s great smelling whatever it is. The sweet caramel malts and loads of fruitiness rush in to quickly fill my mouth on first sip. The body is nicely complex, moving from to sweet to almost sour. An interesting style that I will definitely be searching out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 18, 2005
Clear dark orange body under a small off white head. Perhaps this one is off a bit, but it has a slight vinegar aroma. Some sweetness in the flavor combined with a spritzy dryness and an acidic finish. Nice mouth feel, but not the right flavor to go with it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mmmbeergood (14) - Elburn, Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Growler from the brewery. Nice copper color. Good balance between malt and hops. Very refreshing. I have no problem finishing the growler off in one siiting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Amber, clear, head... slightly off white, aroma is earthy, hint of flowers, some sweet malt, flavor is of toasted bread, some caramel, lightly nutty, with a pleasant light hoppy finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MattShizzle (599) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Wow. This is a good beer. Never had the Biere de Garde style before. I like it.

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