SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
750ml Bottle: Cork pops with a fierce burst of CO2, but no gushing here. Pours a murky copper (maybe I didn’t decant well enough) with a healthy foam cap. Lots of earthy esthers rise from the glass - most notably canned peaches and cherries. This almost reminds me of the good old fruit cocktail in a can - the one where you only get like two cherries in the entire thing amongst lots of syrup covered pears, peaches and grapes. A healthy dose of musty malt lies beneath. The mustiness carries through to the body - which is medium body and had velvety carbonation. This style is new for me and the ’cellared’ notes are hard to take in. I like them, they are just new to me. Alongside the fungi covered malts are more tart fruity esthers that helps really balance this out. Interesting stuff indeed. dwyerpg (6216) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2007
LIked the blonde more. Not much aroma and an odd taste that sticks to the gums in a bad way. Okay, but nothing wonderful. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2006
Amber with a small offwhite head. Nutty aroma. Malty, nutty flavor, mixed with some nice bitterness. Radek Kliber (7370) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2006
Fine haze, amber light brown. Good solid fine tanned top, nice lacing.
Pleasant nose, malty, gentle aromatic hops with hints of spice and yeast.
Slightly earthy, woody in character with semi-sweet malt touch. Smooth and very easy to drink. Be aware this one is 8 %. Classic.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
bought in Lille: The best of biere de gardes that I’ve tasted in France. aroma is carmel. amber beer with good head and good lacing. flavor is carmel and spice without that unfortunate leathery note that other biere de gardes have had that just turns me off. its too stong and reminds me of an attic. alright texture. still i the world of beer this is not that special. Will stick to belgian ales probably from now on, even if I am in France.
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
lotsa head, spicy and malt with some unknown flavour i cant quite figure out. slightly tart, love ambree’s thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
75 cl bottle. Clear copper-coloured with a good ofwhite head. The nose promises raisins and caramel and just a hint of dusty cellar. Complex raisins and caramel flavours with dry cellar flavours appearing gradually making for a semi-dry finish. Rather light body for this strength as is characteristic for the style. Warming alcohol. A great biere de garde (that lives up to its style). bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Poured an amber color with a ton of sedimentation. Aroma was of apples grapes. Beer was nice and tart. Flavor was much the same. Alcohol was not hidden well at all, but beer was pretty good. Stefano (2013) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2006
Slighty hazy red amber body, with a good velvety off white head. Fruity, spicy and malty aroma followed by lots of malt flavor with some horse leather/must lingering in the background. Some phenolic and some esters notices as well. User37895 (3042) - - OCT 2, 2006
Poured an amber color, somewhat cloudy, sedimentation at the bottom of the bottle. The aroma was light pineapples over tart apples and some caramel. The flavor was apples, grapes, sourness factor underneath, some spices, pepper, overall fruity tones. Alcohol was a little hot for a biere de garde. Mouthfeel was tart/sour combined, a little too much so for what I was expecting from the style, not as "crisp" as other biere de gardes.