Luneylane (193) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2017 muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, VT (November 2008), served at cellar temperature in a Duvel glass. Big fluffy lasting head laces generously when it fails atop the translucent amber-gold body....grassy, initially pil-like fresh aroma on more exploration offers some funkiness, but also a touch of skunk-like unpleasantness....the body is moderately sweet to start, some tart notes coming in midpalate, with a lightly sour, milky character towards the finish, a bit of vegetal character....I get the feeling that the wheat and especially the rice did not favor this beer; on the whole, so-so.
A surprise find at Simplemart down the road: bottled at 8.5% Aroma: bread, beef extract, some metal. Appearance: dark honey-coloured, 2-3 mm. tan head. Palate: light-bodied and slick, soft carbonation, rather abrupt finish. Taste: lightly sweet and bitter combined, a bit buttery. 8.5% ABV remarkably well-hidden. Quite a smooth drink. DrNosha (2345) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - APR 25, 2017
0,33l Flasche. Das Bier hat eine schöne goldene Farbe, dünnen Schaum. Süsslich alkoholischer Duft und Geschmack. Lilja (3161) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2017
Flaska från Saveur Bieré. Smak och doft av humle, ljus torkad frukt, belgisk jäst, karamell med toner av äpple. Rund och len, lagom sötma, fruktig, fin beska. Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2017
The beer looks very nice. The color of the beer is a nice golden yellow. The beer looks very clear, but some particles can be seen in strong light. On top of the beer a nice layer of soft white foam, quite rough, is formed. The bulk of the foam collapses quite quickly. A very thin drape of foam is left.
The smell of the beer is nice. It is my first Bière de Garde and I already like it. It has some Belgian blonde things in it and some extra hops. The beer is very gentle, but very nice. I smell some nice gentle malts, giving some sweeter notes. Besides this there are some fruity and bitter hop aroma’s, containing some citrus touches. It reminds me a bit of some of the Leffe Royal beers. There is also some alcohol in there, and some woody things.
The taste of the beer is also nice. I taste some nice fruit flavours, with some hoppy bitterness and malty fruitiness. There are also some wood touches. It is a nice strong aroma, with delicate fruits. The balance between robust and delicate is quite nice. It is a special beer type, but I’m sure I’ll drink it more often.
The palate is also good. Medium body, smooth, medium carbonation. The finish is long, slowly fading and contains some alcohol. Lovely. Antzrhere (181) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2017
A nice beer but i found the aroma to be a let down...metallic, irony. Pours golden orange. The taste is creamy malty, toffee caramel with spicy hop finish. Hides the ABV incredibly, not bad
bewyder (508) - FRANCE - NOV 10, 2016
Dorée foncée limpide, première bouche légère en amertume et un peu aqueuse, puis notes caramel, malt doux, petite rondeur, alcool moins lourd que ce qui est annoncé, notamment par un petite douceur mielleuse. Bouteille 33cl achetée en grande surface, Noisy-le-Grand, France, bue le 06/11/2016. JDsz5 (33) - - OCT 29, 2016
Aroma 6. Appearance 3. Taste 4. Palate 2. Overall 10. A bit too sweet, alcohol taste. vinivini (2410) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 18, 2016
Light amber, off-white frothy head transforming to a nice hill in the middle of surface. Candy, perfume, dust, alcohol on nose. Medium body. Sweetish flavour. Candy, corn, perfume, dried pale fruit. Not much spirit on tongue. Light bitterness. Enjoyable enough. It has some point on it.Rubin77 (2113) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 11, 2016
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
F: big, light off-white, good retention.
C: golden, clear.
A: malty, caramel, light apples, banana, bread.
T: malt, caramel, bread, hint of metallic tones, banana, medium body, good carbonation, quite simple but good balanced and tasty, 0,5l can from Carrefour somewhere in west-north France.
Lowenbrau (4277) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2016
750ml bottle from some supermarket in Britanny. 03-09-2016.
In short: sweet amber ale.
Pours clear dark amber with frothy off white head. Moderate head retention, some lacing. Caramel, dried fruit, raisins, licorice nose. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is quite sweet, malty, caramel, little roasty notes. Smooth and balanced, alcohol not noticeable.