Dezzilu (226) - Whitmore Lake, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2006
Beer poured with a golden color and nice white head. The smell was surprisingly alcoholic and awkwardly overpowering. The flavor was somewhat flat and unimpressive and left me an ever so slightly tinney aftertaste. A truly typical French beer that leaves me saying "what’s the point". Extra kudos for the sweet, majestic bottle. 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. Gustav1996 (333) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - NOV 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2010 Bottle. Smell and tastes of sugary malt... and a little metallic too. Pours a yellow/orange color with small head that goes away fast. Average at best... not bad but can not really say it was good. Nothing stands out. wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2009
Bottle, 75 cl, shared with friends. Yellow, hazy beer with medium white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and light skunky. Taste is sweet and fruity, also malty undertone. Not that much taste in a rather boring beer. SimplySike (1510) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2013
Pours clear yellow with tiny white head.
Aroma metal, cellar, earth, citrus.
Taste flat sweet.
Not impressed with this. Metal in aroma taste is flat, not something I would recomend.
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2005
A beer that was hard for me to like, it was canned, maybe it affected flavor. Was hopped enough, but a little too sweet, alcohol dominated every sip. Maybe the bottle conditioned will be better. lusi (13) - SLOVENIA - JUL 7, 2010
left me disappointed. no particular aroma, a rather thin body, gives an overall impression of a light drinking beer without a special caracter. not much to remember. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2010
Sitting in an empty field in the Rhône valley, slowly becoming mad by an eternally blowing mistral wind, I thought it was time to open up one of the more commonly available biere de gardes in France. Now why did I do that again? It smells like near-rotting vegetables and it tastes like urine. I instantly imaging such a French toilet that’s nothing more than a hole in the ground. At least it finishes slightly bitter and spicy, and it looks decent with a huge white head that leaves loads of lacing. Better leave it on the table to look at then, while I go get something else to drink.
KeefOz (1875) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2015
Tasted 22/3/15. Poured a clear amber with a one-finger white foamy head that diminished quickly and laced OK. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma quite malty with subtle yeastiness. Taste malty with a slight tartness and slight yeastiness. Light body. The tartness on the finish not nice for me. Parket (586) - Bruges, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2009
75cl bottle, bought in a supermarket in Arles, France. Golden colour with lacing white head. Smell: very yeast! Taste: fruity, alcohol,yeasty and a bit grainy. Not much but I’ve had worse French beers.