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. 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. Eyedrinkale (3235) - 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. 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. 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.
Sammy (12762) - 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. jgb9348 (6482) - 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. argo0 (14127) - 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. ogivlado (8108) - 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 gustytke (8) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 14, 2004 does not count
Soft Amber. Quite bubbly with nice head. Beautiful aroma of honey and vanilla and oak. This most be oak aged to get the honey and vanilla smell. Incredibly smooth, not complex flavor with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Great aftertaste but not complex. Good but not great.