Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really liked this beer. it’s head is very creamy but not so much that it deadens the aroma. It’s bright and a little sweet. If you like a heavily herbed nose or a traditional American hop this might not be the beer for you. The heavy banana on the nose and the caramel flavor makes it almost a dessert beer, but I wouldn’t go that far. If it were a little higher in alcohol it might have enough contrast. That said, I’m drinking it with strawberries and it’s quite complimentary (not in the glass). I think it plays well with lower acid fruit but might be too similar to cooked sugars, chocolates or caramel to be complimentary. A nutty cheese might also do the trick. I’ll also say that my bottle is about a year past the sell by date but I doubt it’s anywhere near the drink by date. Seems like some age might be helpful.
minutemat (4809) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Oct 16. Brought by Jeremy. Many thanks! One of those beers I assumed I had rated before, but havent. Pours a hazed amber, off-white head. Aroma is ripe dark berries, malts. Taste bears a curious sweetness alongside the soft caramel malts that I think I missed last time. This I think makes it a little too sweet and imbalanced for me.
BBHansen (842) - Køge, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ DTU with colleges. Appearance: pours cloudy amber with ok off-white soapy head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, caramel, brown sugar and fruity notes (oranges, apricot?, palette: strong yeasty aroma, average to sparkling carbonation, medium body, medium sweetness, balanced by a light to medium bitterness, average duration and a watery texture. Overall: nice and fruity biere de garde
drmet (881) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
-pours a clear amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium to high carbonation visible
-caramel,toffee,astringent,orange hop bitterniss
-medium to high carbonation
Decent, but a bit too sweet for me
Cristobal37 (886) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh malts caramel salty fruity aroma. Amber brown minimal head. Medium body, sweet amber, starts carbonated then gets kinda molassesy like a heller bock, but without any booziness. Finish is light but nice. I imagine this would be a nice table beer with dinner.
kapusil (1268) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33l bottle. Clear amber body, off-white head. Aroma of toast, caramel, orange zest, pears and pepper. Taste of caramel, orange zest, pears, toast and floral hops. Decent.
Flanfl (724) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep amber body, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, spicies, hay, fruity. Flavors of caramel, spicies, stone fruits, candy fruits, hay. Medium caramel and fruity finish. Medium body, high carbo.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
bottle sampled @ “Mathieu’s house cooling party”.
APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: oak, carton... paper, yeast.
TASTE: oak, carton, paper, yeast. Not really a biere de garde??
adamnowek (2117) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice and clear bronze colour with a reasonably sized white head. Aroma is caramel and malts. Taste leads a bit sweet with some malts, burnt sugar, and a bit of plum.
hman43 (1303) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a hazy amber color with a off white almost tannish head. It has a rich, malty, aroma that features bread, dark fruits, toffee, and alcohol. It has a malty rich taste of bread, toffee, a bit of roast, spices, and alcohol. It has a heavy feel to it with a slightly sweet, the bitter aftertaste with alcohol warming.
Zlotta (2527) - Hagen, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.33 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, best before june 2017. Clear, amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Faint, sweetish-malty, minimally fruity aroma of caramel, nuts, rock candy, overripe banana and some raisins. Sweetish-malty, minimally fruity taste of caramel, nuts, rock candy and some raisins, followed by a short, slightly bitter, yeasty and slightly warming finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Decent, not very special.