french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2007
Drank in a stem glass. Poors a dark amber poor with a light brown sticky head. Aromas of a strong creamy scotch ale, sweet caramelised malts, dattes, prunes and a hint of hickory. Flavors are mostly what you smell. Good mouthfeel, sour twist with a nice long sweet bitter aftertaste. Elderberry flowers and star anise are added spices you can taste. This beer was brewed with obviously great yeast! Grovlam (4249) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2007
Bottle. Fizzy huge off-white head that left excellent lacework. Body was slightly cloudy and sparkling with an amber color. This one had a scent of handcrafted French Biére de Garde. Sniff gave the impression of dusty, barnyard, fruit and flower, caramel notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Well balanced flavor. Nice slightly dry and dusty finish. Excellent beer for its style and the best Biére de Garde so fare. Hoser (387) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
Maltier than most bières de gardes that I have and a little bit oktoberfest in character. Bought this in Indianapolis. Page 269 of Michael Jackson’s Great Beer Guide only 344 out of 500 Classic Brews to go. SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 3, 2007
murky brownish/amber with a small off-white yellowish creamy head. fruity aroma of peach, grape, lemon, and caramel. flavor is light citrus with notes of nutty caramel. much better than the blonde. Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Almost mahogany with a weak head. The aroma is malty, very malty and sweet. The flavour is sweet, very sweet and it has notes of a lot of malt and nuts. IMO this is to sticky sweet, partly because it seems it doesn’t have anything else to offer, so I miss a bit of complexity and bitterness.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2007
Clear amber colour with a small off white head. Strange earthy, chemical aroma along some fruity sweetness. Sweet, light buttery flavor. Seems infected. eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 14, 2007
Bottle. clear and simply amber. does smell a bit like caramel whiskey. flavour is subdued but pleasent. goes down easy. joergen (28179) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2007
Clear amber coloured with a white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, earth and whisky.
Flavour of malts, caramel, earth, whisky and fruits. jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2007
Dry and sour atop a sweet backbone in a way that seems out of synch. Cloudy copper, off-white head that sticks around. Malty and musty aroma with notes of fruit, caramel. Flavor is sweet to start, but turns slightly bitter and finishes sour. The mustiness shows up in the finish, too. Medium body and slightly sticky texture. Moderate carbonation. The bitter and sour seem at odds with each other and too overpowering for caramel sweetness. Still, the disparity became less pronounced as the beer warmed. Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle. Amber colour with a medium off-white head. Earthy, old, fruity aroma and a sweet malty, fruity, light alcoholic, sour, earthy taste. Medium body with a light dry finish.