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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2003 Pours a beautiful light amber, with a great frothy head and lacing to match Belgiums' best. Clean, sweet caramel, toffee, hazlenut aromas. Thick and rich, yet soft and gentle. Wonderful complexity withouth exploding into too many flavors. I've been having heartburn lately, and this big beer won't stir up, or add on to any crazy acids in my beer belly. Incredibly malty right through to the end, but there is a bit of dry hops at the end to add to this enjoyment. A wonderful soft and maltily complex brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2007 Pours a transparent copper with a frothy off-white head. Predominate saaz hop aroma has some toasted caramel notes. Body is smooth and complex, but a little too bitter for the style with some floral, slightly soapy hop character and light fruity esters. Overall, pretty good for an American brewery though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 20, 2003
Medium orange color. Small head. Aroma is malty, slightly sweet and applish. Medium bodied. Malty with a carmely start. Applish and a little nutty. Touch of hop spiciness. Light and refreshing. Nicely balanced. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round, Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
I'm not sure I understand what a Biere de Garde is. This taste a lot like a traditional ale. Malty flavor that has a carmel like taste. Hops are seen, but not heard. This would be a good session beer. Cheers!

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
stefanberggren (135) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2003
I love the beers produced by Two Brothers, but this one fell a little short. I was expecting an amazing flavor and complexity with the first sip and was dissapointed. Perhaps a revaluation of the yeast and a bit more aroma hops, but then it may not fall true to style.... hmmm good but not one of my favorites.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 I like this beer quite a bit, Smooth and a little sweet it's very drinikable. It is not my favorite due to a slight wine like taste but I would recomend it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 24, 2003
Clear amber with a thick stable cream colored head. Aromas of light caramel, toast and a touch of grass. Very earthy with touches of toffee and green grape skins.finishes with a some sour acidity. has an intersting hops flavor finish as well. The bottom of the bottle has afuller flavor with some nuts and more malt. This one grows on a person.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Rust colored beer,with a dense,medium sized,head. Constant,bubbles rising to the top. Aroma is lightly sweet,lightly herbal. Mouthfeel is soft,not as much carbonation as it looked like. Sweet,toasted,malts lead to a herbal,hop finish.The toastiness seems to linger in the finish as well.Extremely tasty beer..6$ a sixpack 8/22/09: Fresh batch...Very enticing aroma. Big sweetness and big fruit from the malt,little spice from yeast with a great hoppy finish. Easy to drink but also very enjoyable and well done. Doesn’t match some of the better european samples,but does hold it’s own,IMO>

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1007) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2003 Tried this one at a local restaurant, not knowing what to expect. Nice flavor, though nothing really delicious, but good all around.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2004 Darn close to the best of night award. Exceptional balance....very fresh! Malty in every way a Bier de Garde should be with a wonderfully toasted caramel and incredibly great yeast countrification (!). But the hop close is so lip smacking delicious it calls to mind other fantastically balanced beers I've had, like Lakefront's Riverwest Stein (again, they don't taste the same, but they epitomize perfect balance). Bravo!


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