iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Redish brown. . .light hops in the nose. Caramel and soft fruits mix well with tangy spices, but the beer is sort of thin on the tongue and lacking something really special. Malt comes in on the back of the tongue. . .Short light finish.
kwoeltje (2207) - 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 (804) - 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.