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RATINGS: 609   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sustaining beer that is brewed to comfort in the gusty ides of March and welcome in a wealth of warmer weather.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2006 Vintage. An orangey-red color, lightly hazy with an uncharacteriscally Jolly Pumpkin, thin head that is bone white. Aroma is intense with rotting, sour cherries, oak, vanilla, coconut, and a red wine-like acidic overlay. Powerfully intense flavor profile. All of the aroma components are in the flavor with the oak showing freshness, lots of coconut, a solid sweetness, and a balancing tannic bite.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (6297) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Very dark brown, with thin white foam. Lots of cherry and red wine aromas, plus some oak. Flavor is more of the same, plus some balsamic vinegar. I enjoyed putting this into me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnase (578) - Kronoby, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle from boxbeers.dk. Pours hazy reddish brown with a small slightly offwhite bubbly head. Aromas of caramel, rainsins, cherries, oak, leather, funk, light vinegary notes. Taste is oaky, tannic, cherries, caramel, raisins, vinegary. Quite nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (7230) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2017 375ml bottle. Tack Adam! Poured cloudy amber color with a thin white head. Sourish, funky aroma, some mild vinegar, green apples. Flavor has green apples, vinegar, tartness, red berries. Dry, sour finish. Interesting, flanders style.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Olo13 (186) - POLAND - MAR 3, 2017
No idea how it is Biere de Garde here, since it is really nice Flanders. Not very extreme in any side, but really well done.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmzl (310) - SLOVENIA - FEB 14, 2017
Salty brett, light smoke, spicy, lactic and vinegar - medium intensity, caramel, toffee, dry white wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (2408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2017
Bottle thanks to busprak mule service <3 Pours hazy reddish brown with a small slightly offwhite bubbly head. Aromas of caramel, rainsins, cherries, oak, leather, funk, light vinegary notes. Taste is oaky, tannic, cherries, caramel, raisins, vinegary. Quite nice!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigtaster (956) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2017
From a bomber into snifter. Light brown, almost no head, clear. Nose is mild with a hint of funk, some caramel malt. Body is smooth, very little carbonation. I think the bottle was past prime but interesting none the less.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (13725) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2017
37,5 cl. bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, peach and tartness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1452) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2017
(375ml bottle from boxbeers.dk) Pours a lightly hazed copper with a few stray white bubbles. Aroma is rather acidic and woody with moderate funk overall, notes of tart grapes and berries, lactic citrus, light acetic notes, oak, leather, soft caramel, orchard floor fruity funk, light spice? Flavour is tart but not heavily sour, grapes, light notes of cherry and tart cranberry, a touch of citrus, some slightly sweet caramel malt notes, increasing dryness from the oak, leather, a bit of earth, maybe some bittering hops, persistent tart grape, a little soap/solvent thing on the back end which is distracting. Lightly spicy Brett. Very dry, slightly bitter and tannic aftertaste Light to medium bodied with almost no carb. As the label says, feels like a Flanders red as much as a Biere de Garde, definitely on the sour side for the latter. Nice stuff despite the funny note towards the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1615) - Madrid, SPAIN - JAN 6, 2017
Caoba opaco y espuma de un marfil sucio. Aromas de fruta verde ácida, ciruela, uva,cuero, piel de naranja. En boca es igual con final seco.


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