beastiefan2k (4007) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Goblet pour @ the brewpub. Color us a very red and pink hued brown, thick, cannot see through it yet it radiates just a little bit. This was an interesting beer, not sure what kind of yeast did all this. The aroma is like cheery pie crust and cola mixed together. A weird combination of malts and yeast, cool and different. It is similar in flavor but is a bit muffled by the strong carbonation. However, the carbonation helps offset the thicker mouthfeel, this juxtaposition adds nicely to the original structure of the beer. The flavor get s a bit earthy vegetable (in a good way) as well. I would be interested to see this recipe. blutt59 (6565) - 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 Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2009
bottle from trade from BA. poured a cloudy amber with a wonderful off white head. aroma of citrus, tart, and something funky i couldnt place. flavor was pretty much the same, stuff going on that i coulndt place. light body with high carbonation. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Hazy body with a small head. Aroma has some citrus, wheat, a hint of spice and some faint funk. Flavor is bright, crisp, smooth and a little tart fruit, spice and yeast. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. The look is cloudy, orange in color with an off white head. The smell is orange, fruits, yeast, sweet, and good. The taste is fruits, sweet, alcohol, and a mix.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2010
750ml bottle cork and caged.
There’s an explosive bang when the cork is popped and this one is a slight gusher. Pours a deep, dark ruby red/chocolate caramel brown color with some coppery hues when held to a light source and a massive three finger frothy, soapy light beige head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap. Large chunks of soapy lacing are left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with a prominent malt aroma and hints of zesty spice, syrup and bready yeast. Lots of caramel malt alongside a slightly funky presence in the nose with dark fruit and pepper notes. There’s also a sweet green apple character alongside the dark fruit notes.
Soft carbonation up front with a slightly chewy medium body that has a nice balance of zesty spice, dark and light fruit and leathery malts. Much darker and fuller bodied than other biere de gardes I’ve sampled. Pretty complex with a lot of peppery spice, dark fruit, caramel malt and sweet light fruit. Slightly tart with a dry finish and you can really taste the sweet green apple flavor. I find a lot of beers in this style light, watered down and boring but this beer is the extreme opposite. Full bodied with a lot of heavy flavors, yet still highly quaffable.
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle from Hopdog. Lactic, fruity, pineapple, some clementine; a great selection of summer fruits. Nice complexity. Nice and dry, doughy, cookie, a little bit of lemon cake, and milky eggs. Not quite a Biere de Garde, at least in the traditional French sense, but this seems like what a BdG would be if the French examples were actually any good. Let’s call it an idealized Biere de Garde. kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2010
Bottle, sampled with Christmas dinner 2009. Pours hazy chestnut, topped with a fairly large tan head. Aroma was fairly spicy, with yeast, wheat, apricot and apple. Yeast was the initial flavor, which was gradually joined by spice, coriander, apple, citrus, and apricot. Dry yeasty finish, with some spice. Went well with dinner. Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Hazy amber color with a medium beige head. A little lacing. Aroma of honey, pepper, and a slight grainy bitter. Flavor has a highly fruity spice with a very warming alcohol. Body is rich and thick. A nice dry bitter flavor with some hay. Decent beer. WeeHeavySD (3387) - 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!