kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, malty ale. Very nice on draft.
pivo (2542) - GERMANY - DEC 6, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cookie-like nose, hazy brown gold color, foamy head. Sweet, fruity tastes (oranges, cookies) with a slight hop tinge at the end. Light, clean palette and very smooth.
YogiBeera (2435) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2006 Thank you Richard. Orange aroma. Red cloudy orange body. Small medium white head. Grapefruit like bitter flavor. Light, a bit thin but nice.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep clear amber color, malty aroma,sweet malty caramel and toffee flavors, nice bitter finish.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rust-like color with a thin off-white head that dissappears in an instant. Very sweet and fruity aromas throughout. Cider-like flavors and a slight bitterness in the finish. Lacks the complexity I have found in some biere de gardes that I have sampled but otherwise enjoyable.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2004 My have things changed. Recently, I drank a six pack of this stuff and I find it truly delightful. Creamy and slightly sweet at first with caramel, biscuits, floral hops, toasted nuts, and just a great smoothness really make this enjoyable. Something I will being to look forward to each spring when it comes out. 10/10/2002 2.8: I didn't really care for this one a whole lot. I had a bit of difficulty enjoying this. It was a bit too sweet. Certainly caramel with some nut. Not enough else for me to truly enjoy.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle poured with a small head. DuPage tasted like an English Ale instead of a biere de garde. It was unremarkable and seemed a lot like all that ordinary, forgettable beer from English microbreweries I’ve been tasting (Cropton’s, RCH, Burton Bridge, etc.).
Drew (2413) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
big head, medium to thin body. thought the style would be lighter colored. caramel-nut sweetness. little bit of fruity hops at the end. not bad.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2011 Extremely sweet caramel malt flavor. Creamy body and a smooth finish, but the sweetness shows through a bit too much. Appetizing beer nonetheless, with a crisp but not overwhelming hop profile. My first of the style.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber; firm body; caramel; deep toasty, rich malt. Earthy, with a hint of nuttiness. Long finish that dries out a bit.