Shag (2649) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I must not be into the biere de garde scene. I havent really had one I enjoyed that much. Well this one pour an amber color. It was very sticky and sweet with an orange and toffee flavor. BIg ol maltiness. One of the better of the style Ive had but nothing too amazing.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
this is quite a name for a beer from fuckin dupage county illinois. nice nice carmel color, thick and full. no head really. no real aroma at all, just a few thin malts.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had the opportunity to try this while out the other day. A tasty dark beer which went well with dinner.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to jsquire for this brew. Pours A cloudy amber to brown with a small white head that mostly dissipates. Aroma is malty and hoppy with a hint of vanilla spice and yeast. Initial flavor is malt and yeast with a spicy and fizzy hop finish. Medium-bodied palate and burpy.
heemer77 (5148) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2006 This has been sitting in my refridgerator for a while. Poured a very dark amber with a huge slightly yellowish head. The aroma is caramel, corn and toffee. Notes of apples as well. The taste is surprisingly dry. Caramel and toasted nuts are in here. There are some interesting grassy hay notes and a little bit of lemon in the finish. Soft in the mouth, yet complex. Very well made.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gold haziness topped with a huge meringue head. Aromas of earthy spiciness lots of esters almost perfumey. Nice full mouthfeel from excess carbonation, bready flavors with a slight lactic twinge finishes dry. It’s a Feb 04 bottle this is going to get funkier with age. Good Stuff
r464 (1967) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown with a huge overflowing head. Malty with an earthy sweetness and some bitterness to the finish. There are parts of it that I like, but overall I am not thrilled with it. Perhaps it is the style or a bad bottle, but I would not go for another.
Braudog (5949) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2004
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Amber and hazy, with a high degree of chunky sediment. Lemon-grassy aroma. This strikes me as watery at first, with a caramel sting and an even waterier finish. Missed the mark.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it on tap at the blind pig in champaign illinois. Not bad. Not great. I just dont like the style so its not exactally fair how I feel about this one. It was kind of funky, lager funk. Funk just doesnt do it for me.
Lubiere (10698) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2006 Hazy brown copper ale with a strong diacetyl nose. Sweet honey malt and light spices. Nice bodied, but not very French! (July 31 at Indiana Microbrewers Festival)
Hazy orange ale with a thin off white head. Light orange peels and oxidized malt in aroma. In mouth, a lightly spiced sweet malt, with notes of honey, again very unlike a Garde (Sept 7 2006, Bottle)