Tmoney99 (14457) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2010
Draft. Poured a hazy yellow color with an average white creamy head that lasted and produced good lacing. Moderate yeast, bread and sweet citrus aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium yeast sweet flavor with a smooth citrus sweet finish of average duration. Soft solid drinkable brew. ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Honey and honey nose with light herbal hops and a touch of lemon. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with light lemon, some honey and bready malts, lots of dusty yeast. Rather pleasant. thedm (6177) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 25, 2012
This draft brew from a restaurant poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque dark yellow colored body. The aroma was citrus and malty. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of citrus banana and malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. crossovert (12874) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Golden pour, very fruity in both the smell and taste. Maltiness is there but it is fruit-dominated. tmoreau (4365) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
On tap at Lunar Brewing Co. and dispensed to a tulip displaying a clear & bright, golden color, with a nice layer of soft white froth to the head, and clingy waves & spots of lacing. The nose started with more of a light mustiness than funk, a touch of dough, light spice, and lemon & apple notes. Light bodied, and well carbonated, the taste was similar, with moderate, earthy bitterness that expressed some dryness, and a clean, crisp finish. Tasty and quite pleasant on the palate.
Maakun (5548) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Tap at Bells. Hazy light golden with small white head made up of tiny bubbles. Gooseberries, some hay and funk, rubber, sweet malts, lemon, pineapple, funky yeast. Medium sour and under medium sweet. Medium bodied with a bit fizzy carbonation. MeadMe (1661) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
Part of the "Jazz" series. The Drummer French Blonde Biere de Garde.
A: Pours a pale yellow with a bit of haze. Nice tall white head, lite retention with no lace.
S: Aromas of light citrus, more lemon than orange. Hints of crackers and a bit of sourness.
T: Clean and dry. Nice crisp citrus with hints of crackry malts. Light herbal grassy notes as well.
M: On the lighter side, crisp, fairly dry in the finish.
D: Good, solid offering. Liked the amber better, sorry I missed th brune. Brigadier (3680) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap pre-GTMW
kbutler1 (1381) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2010
My first sample was a pint of the Biere de Garde. Nicely done this was a decent example of the style. I don’t know how Bells can brew across so many different styles so well. However they do it I know the chances of being disappointed are very slim when I get a chance to try something new.
Aroma / Appearance - Carbonated golden bubbles sparkled like champagne. A clean white head shine like a spotlight above the surface. Hay, wheat, yeast, and other aromas feel like sitting sitting on a farm as a summer breeze blows across the fields.
Flavor / Palate - Wheat, hay which has been trampled flat, and cereal grains mix into a summery haze. A little bit of alcohol leaks through in the finish. This is very balanced and had there not been other exceptional choices this would have made a solid go to for the rest of the evening.
Draft at Autumn Brew Review. Pours a straw yellow golden color with a white head. The aroma is that of biscuity, wheaty, and malty. Honestly, it might just be me but it smells like a strong pilsner. Medium/light mouthfeel. Sweet malt upfront taste with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Some toffee type taste as well. Overall, not bad. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
Number one (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Blonde
Serving glass: Poured from tap into small chalice.
Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with thin white head.
Aroma: Strong yeast with nice bread and peppery notes.
Taste: Very bready and yeasty, somewhat sweet. Pepper and citrus come through toward the end.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium sugary body, but slightly drying at the end.
Overall: The most thirst quenching of the three Jazz beers, but the least interesting.