bshep (152) - - OCT 30, 2012
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pretty much taste like Raging Bitch... and every other flying dog brew... Nothing special, just same ol’ same ol’ Flying Dog...
pras (587) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow color. Lots of carbonation. Not much distinguishable on the nose, somewhat earthy. Some banana, pepperiness, and clove. Small maltiness, but this one is rather bland. Finishes dry.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange color with a thin, off white head. Smelled of caramel, hay, and a hint of butter. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with carbonation the lower end of the spectrum. Caramel, watered-down toffee, and subdued fleshy fruit flavors.
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours a hazy dark gold with a one finger white head. Tons of carbonation leads to good head retention but the lacing is pretty poor.
Aroma of yeasty spiciness with a little bit of toasted malt and a somewhat earthy note.
Flavor has some clove and pepper up front along with banana. Just a very small amount of toasted malt but it all fades away too quickly. The finish is dry but all in all, the flavors are just bland.
Overall, a nice attempt at the style but I feel that it falls short. A very refreshing beer and the champagne-like carbonation is nice but I would have preferred bolder flavors.
closey22 (1728) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma w/ banana, bubblegum, herbs; hazy golden hue w/ decent off-white head; flava is decent grainy some metallic notes; makes the tongue tingle and finishes for a long time.
rubbishystuff (2402) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2016 Less sweet than I expected from other Biere de Garde’s I’ve had. High carbonation with small champagne like bubbles. Nice summer beer. Seemed stronger than it was. Serving: Bottle
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Spice and yeast aroma. Malt and spice flavor with yeast and a light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Malt and spice lingers with yeast.
Thechasm442 (907) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From a bottle to a duvel tulip. Pours a mostly clear golden yellow with huge white head, over carbonated maybe. It finally settles down to a 1/2 inch thick. Aroma is bread, banana, and coriander. Taste is stale bread, bananas, and sour milk. Thin mouthfeel and very high carbonation. Pretty meh.
TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours kinda a light amber, probably darker than most Biere de Gardes. Malty, yeasty, bready aroma. Very nice smooth palate that seems proper for the style, not a lot of funky farmhouse character, but I like it.
jcos (1796) - Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location/Date:Bottle on June 9th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a yellow clear.
Aroma: Aroma is malty, faint pine.
Taste: Faint bitterness, almost like a saison, really sweet..
Palate:Light body, really fizzy that turns me off. Syrupy.
Summary: Maybe I’m not a fan of the style, this is just okay to me.