Gary (2035) - West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2009 . These biere de gardes’s are broad, but kinda paradoxicaly very similar. i’m drinking this right now,. . 1 of the better biere de gardes,just by keeping things real and eazy. junon (430) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Its from France! I havent had too many French beer. Meh. To sum it up Id just say "Belgian Lite". Everything is so tamed compared to the beer style it was modeled from. Why would THE wine producing country feel the need to tone down things like aroma, mouth feel, and TASTE in an alcoholic beverage is beyond me. Why? malrubius (2962) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 19, 2008
11.2 ounce bottle in Duvel glass. Clear pale orange with lasting flat big bubble head and some lace. Mild honey and spice aroma. Honey and apricot melon sweet fruitiness with very mild tabacco bitterness and finishing spice. Light watery body and medium-low carbo. Might have been better in 2005 when it was bottled. I can’t believe how much old beer is for sale in New York. Anyhow, not as good as Leffe and twice the price. GarrettB (1622) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
My notes on the St. Druon are terse, so we’ll keep the review terse too. The smell is soft and yeasty, with a mineral sheen, corn, mushroom and lemon. It makes an interesting combination, especially with the mushroom. The flavor is very boozy and sweet, with the added flavors of wheat and yeast that are so dominant in the aroma. In fact, the whole flavor is on the precipice of being overpowering. Sweet, but the harsh alcohol side makes this a mean beer to sip. thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle. Aroma is mild and smooth. A few hints of wheat. Flavor is hm. Intriguing. Has a distinct flavor, that I can’t quite put my taste buds on. Tastes a bit like an Abbey Ale, only a bit lighter, less malty, and less alcohol flavour. Subtle hints of banana, pear and maybe...hmm....allspice? Coriander? Not sure on this. Pretty good though.
yespr (46805) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and yellow with a lacing white head. Dry cornish and unfermented wort aroma. Flavour is dry and grainy, light spiced. Mild yeasty touch into the finish. SpringsLicker (3660) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2008
Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing this one.
Clear light gold with a tall, tight white head. Lacing falls apart.
A lightly spicy, funky sweet honey aroma.
The flavor is lightly sweet with some dryness in the finish.
Easy drinking, light bodied.
ghawener (1608) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle: Strong herbs (cloves and spices) over a sweet malty body. Softens by mid bottle, and then finishes light fruity and candy like. Travelled all the way from France to Brasil to El Salvador and still good. Another good brew from Duycks. decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Golden our with a frothy whith head and lace. Aroma of clover corriander and light pepper. First taste was stale with a little flavor of apple. A wee bit thin with good carbonation. An average beer that tastes a little better as it goes along. MrBunn (2841) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy, light orange with a large pillowy head and aromas of grass, herbs, lemon and fresh flowers. Flavor is fairly sweet, with an apple juice like presence and a spicy/grassy finish. Fairly lively carbonation influences the zesty mouthfeel. Alcohol is a little too detectible.