drjay44 (3525) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Batch No. 22. Bottled 10/16/2014. 6.9% ABV. Pours a thick, well retained, ivory head, with moderate lacing, over a clear, light copper (SRM 18) body......nose is toasted malts, with light cola tones, ginger ale, hints of cocoa, no hops, balance slightly to the malts......taste is light malts, almost dry, minimal fruits, finishing dry with minimal hop bitterness.....mouth feel, light of medium body,minimal alcohol, pleasant tingle from carbonation. This is a pleasant beer. It is most definitely not a Biere de Garde. It lacks the malt complexity and sweetness of the style and more nearly just a fancy Amber. The malt backbone needs a rework and perhaps a yeast change. BJCP 5/3/10/4/5
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy brown with a large, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, earthy hops and yeast, dates, and cellar notes. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light earthy hops and bitterness, earthy and cellar notes with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (22484) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Clear deep amber color, fluffy beige head. Aroma is dusty, slightly nutty toffee and straw. Taste is malty caramel, light dust. Interesting.
ABUSEDGOAT (2656) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker amber, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, some bread, light yeast. Medium bodied, not a huge fan.
sinfull (1523) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown , big off-white head. Malt and yeasty aroma with spices. Yeast and spices in malty taste . Dry bitterness in finish. High carbonated , full bodied . Interesting kind of beer de garde.
bhensonb (14492) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch #018. 750 c&c from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours very dark copper with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma of roasty malt and celery. AKA Belgian yeast stuff. Med body or so. Flavor is rather peppery/spicy with chocolate and darkish malt. Kind of musty, but not like sweatsox/brett. Maybe like sucking on old dry wood. Could be some coriander. It sort of tingles all around the mouth. FInally I get it. It’s earthy. Sort of dirt aspects! Not barnyard. I’m diggin’ it.
lb4lb (2587) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour. Smell is musty and yeasty. Taste is quite different though and is toasted bready and lightly bitter. Quite tasty actually and much better than the smell. Crisp and enjoyable.
BeernWhiskeyHQ (18) - Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Meduim- light tan head. A light earthy brown color that seems to be darker brown around the edges
Mild malt, cocoa, light alcohol scent
Both mild and heavily roasted malt presence, fruit, light mouthfeel and a familiar Belgian style coriander finish.
This beer has a light mouthfeel, is very rich in flavor yet very drinkable. I also enjoyed how it is very roasted and malty and yet still has traditional Belgian qualities which make it a complex and refreshing beer considering it’s a heavily malted beer.
ketchepillar (1189) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stubby 375mL bottle. Not too exciting of a beer, and the flavors that are there are just muddled and messy. Some nice biere de garde "oldness". I would drink this with duck I think.
jkwalking05 (4672) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Backlog) Amber orange in color with a thin white head. Sweet taste, yeast, fruits, malty sweetness, some breadiness. The smell is fruits, grain, malt, and yeast.