beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/17/2010. This Biere de Garde pours a light gold color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. The aroma is fruity and spicy, malt and cereal. A medium bodied Biere de Garde. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are floral and herbal. Touch of spiciness. Nice carbonation. Crisp and clean. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Clear copper with very little head. Possibly because it just came on line today. The rest have been excellent in all areas of appearance. The aroma is a little bit floral, a little bit musty and a little bit of pear fruitiness. The flavor is full of the spiced stewed pear fruit. A bit sweet. Interesting, but not really all that complex. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2006
on tap at the brewpub. pours a rich gold /light copper with a thin white head. tasted earthy, like peat. almonds and hazelnuts. when it grows up, it wants to be a single malt scotch. a fine sweet aroma. this is a really good beer. Block (3183) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2011
This beer was really interesting. A smokey aroma with a smokey/ meaty flavor. Tasted like a ham and cheese sandwich. A smoked meat and wood flavor throughout. A nice mix in their line-up. SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Draught at the Downtown location. Amber with a lacy head. Aroma of spices, medicinal herbs, caramel, and earthy hops. The flavor has some toasty, toffee, and caramel malt sweetness, and earthy bitterness, and lots if medicinal spice. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. The spice is a bit overboard and could definitely be mellowed, but didn’t ruin it.
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
light brown tall tan head. Smells of ginger and other spice w/ some english style malts. Avg palate. flavor is ginger and pepper and an odd tasting sweet malt. Not very good. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Yeast, light pepper, clay like malt, a little grassy and herbal. Flavor has a bunch of earthy clay, some unripe fruits, yeast, light spice. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2005
GABF 2005. Clear, deep golden body with a medium foamy off-white head. Mild aroma of citrus, floral esters, and light malt. Sweet honey-like flavor with some fruity esters and low bitterness. Too sweet and sticky. A lackluster Biere de Garde. I was very surprised to see this beer win a gold medal minutes after I sampled it. scraff (2125) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Clear and coppery, white fizzy head. Real interseting and somewhat complex nose of ginger, toast, caramel, grass, and black pepper. Flavor was similar with up front tones of more ginger and black pepper that balance on a bed of grassy hops. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, spicy finish. 7.5% ABV here for those that need to know. I like it for the fact that it was unique, not the same boring staple beers they always brew. A good effort... jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Draft, Cap City Downtown RBSG 2006. Clear copper with a white head. Caramel, some grass, and light spice in the nose. Flavor has notes of spiciness, pepper, a touch of flowers and caramel. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. Solid, drinkable stuff.