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RATINGS: 714   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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(Translation from French):
In the XIV century, the good beers were called Goudale, Goudalle or Good Ale. There were sold for 2 deniers a pot at a merchant called Goudalier.

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3.4
jesperhammer (4736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2009
08-OCT-2009, can in Paris. Why haven’t I tried this before, when in France? Nice dark golden, almost an orange tinge with fading head. Nice yeasty and hoppy nose. Charamel sweetness, some citrus, and hoppy flowery finish. A little watery, but overall quite creamy and quite high in carbonation. Maybe the high alcohol level adds to the mouthfeel and aftertaste, but it is in no way to high, almost unnoticable. All in all a very nice easy drinking beer. But what is it with Biere de garde? I cannot tell this from a blonde.

3.1
KristianH (6) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2009 does not count
Beautiful light brown color, lots of flavour. Full body, slick feel, soft/ average carbonation, long finish. I like this ale, it’s a real sipper.

3.5
D (577) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 26, 2009
When I got it in Paris I had little idea abourt what a biere de garde was, but I’m gonna like this style. Reddish colour, small head. Mild, smooth flavour resembling a Belgian, but with strong fruity end. Enjoyable

2.9
thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2009
This corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a transparent softly carbonated light orange colored body. The mild aroma was malty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The flavor contained notes of malt hops sweet and candy. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.4
mixos (154) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 9, 2009
Nice dark golden color with thick white head. Aroma of malts,yeast,fruits. Taste is sweet with some hoppy and spicy character. Medium bitter. You can feel some metallic sense at the finish. A lot of carbonation, too. Not bad at all.

3
smith4498 (3646) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pours clear dark golden color with white head. Bready maly aroma with some hops and yeast. Fruity, yeasty flavor that is moderately sweet. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty boring.

2.2
dirkbreedveld (289) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
Flat nose like wet paper. Golden color is the best part of the beer. Aroma of grapefruitbitters in smell taste and very harsh bitter aftertaste. Not a pleasant beer at all.

2.8
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Pours a hazy dark golden yellow color with a two finger frothy, pillowy white head and a ton of visible carbonation bubbling up in the glass. The head has excellent retention leaving soapy chunks of lacing throughout the glass. Slightly skunky earthy aroma with a decent malt backbone and hints of wheat, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops and light fruit. Soft, tight carbonation with a slightly creamy body that thins out considerably throughout toward the finish. Ripe banana flavor with wheat, crsip light fruit, grass, straw, pilsner malt, saaz hops, alcohol astringency, apple and pear notes. A little funky with decent drinkability.

3.4
KnutAlbert (6754) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2009
Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma of hay, bread and yeast. Fruity, soft beer, a bit short, perhaps, but there is a nice complex beer behind the blond seduciveness.

3.3
bhensonb (15195) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 11, 2009
Bottle, c&c, from Ledger’s. Pours golden amber with a large frothy white head. Aromas of light stone fruit and yeast. Medium body with frothy, biting carbonation. Flavor is lighter fruit, a touch of malt sweetness, with some astringency. There is some earthiness, but it is very well covered. So it’s more ale than biere de garde. Leaving that issue it’s a very tasty and drinkable beer. It’s far from sweet, and the bitter is not strong. It’s just pleasant.


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