seuinoz (260) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - FEB 24, 2002
not the best french beer i had,but very drinkable........................... tadiau (4) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2011 does not count
red, clear, caramel, floral, bubblegum, light body, average carbonation, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, lightly sour, LarsHolmer (113) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2003
This shiny amber-coloured unpasturized french Bière de garde has a heavy body with a sweet finish. If you get the champagnebottle, try to keep it for at least 24 months and you´ll get a less sweeter variety. Then you can enjoy the orange and spicy taste even more. marking (20) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2003
A bit sweet with a hint of orange in the nose. Lovely ambercolour and a bit of licorice in the finish. Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
Wow! Interesting. Is this really apple-beer or does it just taste and smell of it? It’s almost like a mix of cider and beer. It’s quite sophisticated, and Carl even thinks it’s like champagne with soft bubbles!
haukur (2073) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - JUN 21, 2003
UPDATED: APR 21, 2004 ["champagne" bottle"]I wasnt expecting much after reading all the reviews here, but this one was sure a nice surprise, a very sweet fruity and hoppy nose, a beautiful light brown coppar color, and a nice sweet, fruity, a little hoppy taste. I want more of this... Ulla (17) - Halmstad, Nebraska, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2003
This copper-amber coloured French Bière du Garde, really has a suitable name, beer to keep. After 2 years in the cellar it gets a little less sweeter in the 75 cl bottles. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2004
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Amber coloured. Nice creamy, bubbly tan head.
Nice aroma of fruit, nuts and yeast, and a toasted smell. Taste is sweet caramel and lots more besides. Nutty, toasted, some yeast, some alcohol. Sweetish finish, slightly bitter aftertaste. Full bodied, excellent mouthfeel. Very good beer. Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Appearance: Lovely burnt caramel color with plenty of carbonation bubbles and a nice off-white head that thins out after a few seconds.
Aroma: Mild, caramelly, ever-so-slightly hoppy, faint hint of fruit -- peaches? and a whiff of hay to finish.
Flavor: Much more complex on the tongue than on the nose. A certain lagery quality reminiscent of Warsteiner, caramel/burnt sugar tones, a sharpness that says, "drink with farmhouse cheese!", and some rustic farm qualities: fresh grass, hay, nuts, herbs.
Palate: fantastically spritzy without being too champagne-like.
Overall: it’s no St Amand (still my favorite of this style) but more complex than Castelain. Excellent with Thanksgiving Dinner -- equally good with the turkey & dressing AND the pumpkin pie! lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2013
perfect biere de garde. gorgeous balance, dry, slightly tart on the back end, creamy carbonation, malt body, and rustic. I want this every day.