Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Draft at Redlight Redlight. A lightly hazy, golden-orange body is crowned with a thin, foamy, white head. Minimal traces of spotty lacing mark the glass. The aroma is dry at first, notes of cereal grains and light caramel showing mostly. After time, the nose really opens up and turns floral and fruity, even hinting at bubblegum. Flavors again show dry cereal grains and caramel, with a light dose of floral hops and bready, peppery yeast. Medium bodied and balanced on the tongue, the finish is lightly syrupy. This is a nice, easy going, drinkable brew, but its not anything special. Maverick34 (3315) - New York, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Draft at Waterfrnt manhattan. Poured Orange w/medium head. Not really remarkable but not unpleasant and vaguely sessionable. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Tap at the Blind Tiger for the Brooklyn event. Dull orange pour, no head. Sweet, vegetal, corny aroma. Bleh. Lightly floral, sweet flavor, with some daffodil. Milky and wet. Very hot and thick. Not like a Biere de Garde at all. italianjohn (3228) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2010
Clear golden honey with orange tint pour ... light white head ... aroma of fruits, sweet and bready malts .... taste of fruits like apple and lemon, honey and sweet/bready malts ... light citrus hop taste and a bittersweet finish .... medium bodied Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2008
On tap at Wilfie & Nells. Buttery and malty with just a stingy amount of dull hops. BDG is a style I can deal with but this is worse then SPHs version
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2008
Draft at Redlight Redlight. Pours a reddish brown with a thick off white head. Sweet malt, grain, and slightly fruity aroma. Smooth, dry, spicy and slightly fruity taste. Nicely balanced and easy to drink with a slightly sweet aftertaste, delicious. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2008
Tap at Barcade: Slightly hazy orange copper with a thin dense head. The aroma is sweet and dusty yeast character. Lightly grainy, with lots of sugary sweet malt character, fig, and diacetyl. Sticky carbonation and a sweet flavor. Sticky Belgian phenolics, honey and dried fruits. There is also some apparent alcohol, becoming peppery towards the finish. Sweet, alcoholic, one dimensional and not at all like a Biere De Garde.. BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 3, 2008
Listed at Big Pour Mesa, AZ...stated by staff only as a Biere de Garde. This beer poured burnt orange with only a minimal ring of a head. It had a grassy, almost hoppy quality with a malty sweet backbone. Biscuit/bready characteristics as well. Spice wasnt aggressive but definitely present. A little syrupy. Not bad but not overly impressed. glennmastrange (2899) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Tap. Moderate malt aromas of light bread, cereal, toasted and caramel, light perfume and dough for the hops and yeast, with notes of red wine, honey and a fruity hint in the background. Head is creamy, white with good lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is hazy orange/brown. Flavor is moderately sweet and lightly acidic to start, and is moderately sweet and lightly bitter in the finish. Palate is medium, oily and has a soft carbonation. It finishes lightly alcoholic. Well balanced, this Biere de Garde has all the necessary elements to call it an exceptional beer. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2009
Pours a dark golden orange/amber color with lighter golden burnt orange hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger creamy, pillowy white head with excellent retention, only slowly fading into a large lasting cap that coats the glass with chunks of soapy lacing.
Slightly spicy aroma with lots of bready yeast and crisp light fruit notes. Slight alcohol and spice presence.
Lighter end of medium body with some zesty spice up front followed by some estery crisp light fruit, especially apricot, apple, pear and grape. Slight alcohol sweetness but no warmth making it pretty quaffable. Subtle hops and slight biscuit malt provide nice balance with a slight dry finish.