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 (2029) - 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. ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Darker copper color with very active carbonation. Light tan head. Spicy, yeast aroma with some caramel and toast notes. Sweet and malty with a bubblegum flavor. More toast, some astringency, and a bit of fruit, apples or grapes mostly. Dry finish.
Diogène (1208) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Bottle at Pub Italia, Ottawa. Amber copper with a medium white head that disappear quickly. Aroma is earthy and sweet, candy, roasted malts, herbal and floral. Taste is sweet malt, spices, herbs and dark fruits with a medium body. Good beer overall, but a little too sweet for me. mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
[003-20060825] 330mL. Light beet/earth aroma, not much else. Rich red-brown colour, off-white head, lots of floaties and tiny bubbles. Flavour was thick, chocolatey and malty, like a dark molasses or maple syrup. Felt round, a medium rich body, alcohol quite noticeable. Overall a nature-y beer. kiwinhants (6) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
75cl bottle brought back from France. Nice dark amber appearance in the glass and enjoyed the complex flavours esp as it warmed slightly while drinking. Unfortunately my wife also loved it so I had to share the bottle!