Brewed by Duyck
Style: Bière de Garde
Jenlain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 663   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
The most widely-available of the bieres de garde.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Good looking red orange color and a decent head on tio. The aroma is a crisp leafy citrus and a hint of yeast. The taste is less warm and roasty but more crisp and leafy. Rather sweet for a Biere de Garde, kind of sugary. Overall a rather good beer, but could use a bit more warmth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2005
I haven’t had too many Biere de Gardes, but this wouldn’t be what I thought it’d taste like. I always thought BDG’s were earthy and richly malty, but this was more straightforward and just malty. Also had a cinnamon overtone to the flavor. Didn’t love it, but a well made beer and seemed quite fresh for an import.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - JAN 1, 2005
Bottle @ Cafe Volo. Poured a nice reddish amber colour with very little head. COmplex nose and flavour with caramel malts, fruitiness and finishing with a combination of barnyard flavour and a touch of bitterness. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 1, 2005
A nicely done, sweet biere de garde. Taste is sweet and malty with typical barnyard flavors. Nice lacing but just a bit too malty. I’d drink it again though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyBunny (88) - Temptation, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2005
Deep amber in color, with lite head and the aroma with a cherry aroma. Caramel taste with as noted before buttery. Has a tart after finish. Love feeling like I am in Paris drinking a beer with my love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tobias (208) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2005 33 cl bottle: my first biere de garde. the pour is a nice amber color with a creamy non retenting head. highly carbonated.aroma is od grassy hops and malt, hints of caramel. the flavors is kind of like that of a vienna. overall quite matly but nicely balanced. caramel flafors with some herbal grassiness. sweet kinda buttery honey flavors. fruity with a slightly sour finish. anise and vanilla. a decent beer, the best french beer i have had.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (11379) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2004
smooth easy drink. Strongly carbonated, refreshing. Like an amber with a purposeful off taste, some nuts, cuitrs, corriander, parsley salt,carrot, and malt. Different and it works.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jgb9348 (5805) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2004
Clear amber/copper coloured body with a very small off-white head. Aroma of malt, light english hops, alcohol, cardboard, toffeee and some pine. Full-bodied; Strong malt flavour with some astringent bitter flavours such as blood, metal and some odd nuttiness. Aftertaste has that funky puckering flavours with an overall alcoholic feeling. Overall, not a good beer and was worse off than expected. This is my least favourite biere de garde i’ve had thus far (1300+). I sampled this 75 cL bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Vienna, Virginia on 28-December-2004.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13424) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2004
(750ml bottle, best by 03/2005) Clear copper body with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel, faint wood. Taste is moderately sweet, toffee/caramel, earthy/herbal, some wood. Finishes with some metallic, which really detracts. Light-medium body, some acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (7300) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled8330ml). -dark amber coloured with big white head, sweet malty flavor, light caramel aroma with hints of ripe fruits, lightly syrupic and sweet finish

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