kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2009
Name: Michael Lalli Signature Biere de Garde
Date: February 10, 2008
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy orange, fine beige head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with a touch of fruity and a funky spicy earthy quality
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, touch of caramel in the sweetness, earthy spicyness for balance, long light bitter finish rises out of the spicyness and tempered by the fruityness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 6, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
750mL thanks to MrLo. Pours a hazy strawberry gold. Large, yellow head subsides quickly with no lace. Nose is plasticy phenols with soap and air freshener. Slightly more red fruits but still not very appetizing. Taste is oddly minty, watery, very strange. Detergent water, tannic red apple skins. Lots of weird going on here. Thin palate with heavy detergent. Not a fan.
phaleslu (9922) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Midtown Liquors in Tulsa. Pours a cloudy amber with some orange and red tints and a finger-thick, foamy eggshell white head. Aroma of floral hops, banana, yeast, pepper, clove, sweet malts, pears, and apples. Flavor is also floral, fruity, yeasty, malty, sweet, and spicy. Really nice and complex. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Alcohol is completely masked. Very cool beer, and the best thing I’ve had yet from the state of Oklahoma.
SudsMcDuff (8294) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
yikes, weird sugar aftertaste . . light gold .. . medium head .. . interesting stuff, and what a odd name .. . weird interpretation .. . whats with the mexico cream?
after4ever (7940) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Clear dark ruddy amber with a surging, fizzy whitish head. Light sugary nose. Medium fizzy body. Light grass and sugary mid-palate. Hay and lemon finish.
BMan1113VR (7921) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a foamy, off-white head and a hazy golden orange body. Aroma of corn, buttered toast, honey, grain, light berries and a banana dessert covered with a bitter butterscotch. A touch of rotten apple as well. Taste is caramel, buttered toast and fruit compote. Lightly fizzy mouthfeel.
drfabulous (7483) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 from Ale Yeah in Decatur. Dark for a Biere de Garde. Slight farmhouse aroma, but taste is mostly malt and amber. Not really biere de garde (though not a style...but still) that I would recognize.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy orange amber color/ off white head. Nice light pit fruit, melon, spicy aromas. light bodied with soft co2. Sharp, sweet n’ spicy flavor is again light pit fruits, apple, melon, caramel, mild oxidation. Nicely bittersweet finish.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours copper with a white head. Smells citrussy with lots of perfumy wildflower hints and metallic. Tastes earthy with a light fruity character. Mothfeel is peppery with a finish that yields an element of spiciness.
RobertDale (6209) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Thanks Justin. Pours a hazy brownish orange with a decent white head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and yeast. Taste is malt, caramel, fruit, yeast, and a bit of spice. Pretty good.