JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml can. Canned Biere de Garde... now there’s a good idea. Very pale golden brew with a creamy white head. Aroma is lightly malty with a faint spiciness and some soft woody hops. A fairly assertive earthy/spicy bitterness. As it opens up, there is a also a soft perfumey yeastiness with a touch of mint, honey and light rosemary herbaceous flavour. Nice soft palate, light herbs and spices over a softly fruity yeastiness. This is a pretty nice beer really... sort of a strong Belgian/saison combination. Finishes quite dry.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear gold body with a thin, white head. Round, soft, mouthfeel. Chardonnay-like fruit flavors. Alcoholic finish. Pretty good.
bierkoning (13145) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Blonde. Soft flowery citrus aroma. Sweetish grainy flowery, slightly citric flavor. Medium bodied, slightly alcoholic. Surprisingly tasty beer.
Palidor19 (3182) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yummy, its got some nice rich fruity flavors, good malts, slightly dry and has a nice mouthful.
nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is yeasty with malt and grassy hops. The appearance is golden with a large head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall this is interesting but maybe it needs more time.
nuplastikk (6159) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml corked bottle. Golden-orange color with a thick head. Sweet, creamy taste. Very smooth, exceptionally so. Light meady notes with a light dry, hoppy balance. Very delicate mouthfeel. This is a great Biere de Garde, vastly underrated. Excellent malt character, a perfect example of the style.
hayduke (5171) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The set me back $9.75 at the North Coast Coop in Arcata, CA. Poured a very clear dark gold, with fat white head and great lacing. Nose of caramel malts and ripe fruit. Smooth mouthfeel. Flavor tends toward the malts and the finish is slightly sweet. OK once, but too expensive for this quality to drink again.
thornecb (5863) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light amber into a tulip. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface leaving spider lacing. Sweet malt aromas. Crisp and sweet caramel malt upfront. Lasting alcohol finish.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thick white, frothy head. Clear golden color. Fairly complex but a bit light on body.
heemer77 (5353) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 750ml bottle. The large, lightly off white head leaves lots of lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is earthy and funky with some moss. There is a lightly tart leather note. The taste has some tart prunes and finishes with salty leather. There is also a little bit of cinnamon spice. A decent brew, and very strongly flavored with soft carbonation.