RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
As a lover of saisons I felt it necessary to brew its French counterpart, the Biere de Garde, full of luxurious richness with its aroma sweet to tart candy apples. The palette is full of expressive malt yet finishes dry and spicy with a note of tartness from the yeast.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2009
Cork gives a large pop, then pours red-copper with a nice beige head. Vinous nose with a lot of sugary grape and apple, also some cinnamon. Flavor is a buzz-kill though, a thorough mess of spice and light fruit sweetness, heavily contrasted. Strong carbonation. Probably my least favorite Bullfrog bottle thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a large bone colored head over a muddy amber body. Aroma is butter, cinnamon, pastries, alcohol and apple pie. Really nice. Taste is a bit sour with some green apple, and caramel. Doesn’t live up to the aroma. Fizzy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6558) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2009
bottle, thanks to ericandersnavy, amber colored pour with good foam, candied apple aroma with cotton candy, spice and baked apple flavors

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (591) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Bottle. Huge explosion on popping the cork. Pours a really pretty blood-orange amber with a large, fluffy head. Can’t get much more attractive. Really interesting and surprising nose -- oranges, Asian spices, lemons, limes. Heavily carbonation is the first impression, and a little young wheat character. Unfolds into a really nice medley with bananas, cinnamon, cloves, some toasted pumpernickel bread, and orange zest. Refreshing and lively. A distinct apple flavor emerges as it warms. This is awesome and I’m probably underrating it because I don’t want to appear as a total Bullfrog homer. This should age amazingly well in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (7376) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap @ Capones. Amber brown pour.Aroma is amazingly complex and fits the flavor excellently but couldn’t fut my finger on the makeup of this beer besides the citrus and sugary notes. Best new beer of the night on tap.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (6576) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2009
On tap, at brewpub. Pours a clear copper tinged amber body with a one finger frothy beige head that fell to a thin ring. Slightly grainy earthy malt dominates the nose with a lighter accent of farmhouse funk. A little bit of horseblanket and mushroom soil. The flavor is more funky than the nose though, it has an over-ripe mushroom note that doominates the farmhouse character. Some light yeast and dark malts. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, a little heavy for the style in my experience, with a slightly clingy finish. Overall this was decent, without any real flaws, but it just doesn’t do it for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Draft at Capones. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Citric, candy, fruit punch and something that reminds me of a juice box. Apricot dry with a light spice note. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
6th rating, tap at Capones, didn’t know what to expect from this and I liked it. Pours rich brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nondescript. Taste is woah, lots of berry, fruit, some spice and nice funk. Tasty, nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (12083) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a medium to deeper amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of fruit rinds, earthy, spices, yeastiness, and some breadiness. Tastes of fruitiness, some funkiness, yeast, earthy, and caramel. Some funk present that was enjoyable. Lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - JUN 16, 2009
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a hazy orange amber caramel with a med white head. Aroma of funk, earthiness, zesty lime and grains. Taste of honey, funk, zesty lime, grains and light fruit. Has an earthy ground feel to it.

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