eaglefan538 (3042) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a yellow color with a relatively small head that sustained itself through the drink. The aroma was somewhat malty and sweet with a funkiness to it (not sure barn or hay was there). The flavor was pretty darned sweet, followed by a bit of funkiness. Somewhat toffee and caramel like, which I don’t remember from the La Bav I had from this style. Mouthfeel was fairly thick and sweet.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My first experience with the style of biere de garde. Not sure what to expect, but now that I’ve had it I know that it’s pretty damn good. Aroma was yeasty, like fresh bread. I could also pick-up slight hints of pears. The appearance was incredible with a lacing that was eye popping. Light yellow/orangish color with a slight haze. Mouthfeel was very nice, slightly harsh with the carbonation but nothing that detracted this beer in the least. Flavor was honeyish sweet, very yeasty, a nice bite and malty. Easy going down, I was suprised I’d finished the 750ml bottle so quickly!
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent aroma, very subtle smells. Mine poured with a big cloudy white head that dissapated quickly - pale straw color. Great mouthfeel and very smooth. I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but its worth having once.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the big bottle from Roof Bros. Pours a rich, dark cloudy golden color with absolutely no head whatsoever. Complex aroma- I get banana, medicines, acetaldehyde, and pomegranate. This is a beer that I just want to smell for hours and hours. No carbonation. Flavor is a thick spicey and flowery potion punctuated by fruity sweetness and tartness. Strange. I’m not sure that I’d ever try this again. Sure smells good, though.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. Lite looking beer w/ a lot of flavor. Strong presence of alcohol here? Moderate hop bitterness and grass flavor that carries over from the nose. Good stuff. It’s common here in Columbia.
thornecb (5853) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Pours a bright yellow/gold into a snifter. Very malty, earthy smell -- a little hay. Very little head retention. Very active, fizzy. Long malt finish. Very nice and refreshing.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Pours a nice yellow color with a tiny light head. Smelled sweet and floraly, hint of yeast. Flavor was sweet could taste the spice as an aftertaste. Good beer."
jefcon (1790) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A cloudy blond that leaves some lacing in the glass. Aromas are light, wheat, yeasts, kind of a farmhouse hay and caramel. Needs to breathe. Flavors are earthy and farmy, too. Caramel echoes with the fruity grains of the beer. Thick, long palate that has some spiciness to it. A solid farmhouse ale.
gputty (456) - Virgina Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 750mL bottle, dated 2001. Pours a dull gold color with a quickly dissipating head. Nose of pears, honey and an earthiness. Syrupy mouth-feel, with more pears and some spices. Finish is crisp and refreshing. A fine brew!
ABUSEDGOAT (2706) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a cloudy orange body with a nice white head. Aroma is quite spicy and has a very Belgian (I’m new to this style) feel to it. Hints of bananas as well. Flavor is the same and it was enjoyable. Mostly dry finish... low bitterness.