BeerandBlues2 (14047) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear orange with an average, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, grain), light hops (flowers, grass), heavy yeast (dough, horse blanket, earth) with notes of apple, pear, pepper, and coriander. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 3, 2009
This is a not that great of a brew. It has a nice golden pour with an extremely malty smell and some hints of hops but very faint. There is no aroma nor is there any lacing. The flavor is very bland and could use some more substance. It has good carbonation and nice use of malt but the bitterness could use some work and maybe add some flavor. Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 3, 2009
The pour produces a slightly hazy orange/gold with a creamy white head that leaves great lacing. The nose is grainy, with corn husk, floral hops, honey and not much else. The flavour is equally grainy, with notes of corn, leafy hops, and that characteristic funky vegetal high-fermentation temp flavour. Bier de Garde’s have never been my thing, but this one really turned me off. It just tastes rotten. The palate, despite the flavour, is very nice, as it is creamy, appropriately carbonated and slightly warming in the finish, that ends a little syrupy though. Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
(75 cl bottle at Ambleteuse, France) Very bitter aroma and taste. Palate is also overwhelmed by the bitterness. Not a pleasant beer in my opinion. olsvammel (7313) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2009
Clear golden colour with a medium foam, which left a nice lacing. The smell is weak, either I’m sick or this smelled like water. Has an alcoholic tastem also bread, malty with a hint of pears or apples. The aftertaste had a hint of honey. The taste improved when the temperature went up. An easy to drink beer but also slightly boring.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - MAR 15, 2009
(750 ml bottle (stamped "05 28 09") from Belfast Co-op) Pours slightly hazy light amberish gold with a tall meringue-like off-white head that receds to a stiff, foamy cap. Aroma initially of some Band Aid, then citrus, bread, yeast and caramel. Mouthfeel smooth, fairly light. Foamy rings and sheets of lacing. Tastes of citrus, caramel and pepper with some yeast. Has a sweet and sour quality (citrus = sour, caramel = sweet) esp. as it warms. A little hot. Finishes a bit bitter. PhillyBeer2112 (2925) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Starts with an appealing funky smell giving way to a bready yeastiness. Even the cork was funky. Clear golden pour, large white fluffy head. Simple flavor profile, sugary sweet bready malts, faint touch of phenol and some higher alcohols warming the finish. Fairly heavy touch of caramel. No esters. High carbonation but not overly fizzy-harsh on the palate, the thicker malts interact with the effervescence to give a smooth fullness. dnoaksson (826) - , SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2009
En snäll öl som förgyller strupen med lika delar sötma och beska. Påminner en hel del om Duvel. Definitivt en av de bättre i sin prisklass. GRM (4244) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
Brown bottle, 75 cl, best before 28.11.08, savoured on February 1 2009; eye: polished copper, clear, good effervescence, nice creamy head that remains, nice lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light alcohol, light fruity; mouth: malt, caramel, alcohol, light fruity, finale in malt with a good presence of caramel and a hint of alcohol, foamy texture, mildly sweet, medium body, rather carbonated; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 75 cl, meilleure avant 28.11.08, savourée le 1er février 2009; œil : cuivre poli, claire, bonne effervescence, bonne mousse crémeuse qui demeure, bonne dentelle; nez : malt, caramel, léger alcool, léger fruité; bouche : malt, caramel, alcool, léger fruité, finale en malt avec une bonne présence de caramel et une pointe d’alcool, texture mousseuse, moyennement sucrée, corps moyen, plutôt carbonatée; en résumé : correct Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Nose-cotton candy, lick-em-sticks, urea, circus peanuts. Taste-dirty, high CO2, raw, dirty, unrefined on the backend, rubbing alcohol, burnt plastic, some kind of burnt vegetable, artificial sweetener, burnt, unrefined, artificial.