Palidor19 (3171) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nice beer with a combination of constant sweetness and nice mellow drinkability. the beer with a nice constant. though it is strong alcohol, it is hidden very well.
nick76 (4387) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is weak but has toasted malt, dark fruit, and light hops. The appearance is orange gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is good.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber orangish color medium tan head lingers a bit some mild lacing... Notes of orange and sweet malts in the aroma... Aroma and flavor don’t match at all... Boring borderline sweet mess malty... Fairly spicy with a mild hint of pepper... Medium to medium full bodied
reggiedunlop (3688) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a hazy orange amber with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet and malty...caramel and wheaty notes...yeasty with faint candied fruits. Flavor is much more bitter than expected...still some yeastiness and faint fruity/sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel is medium with a muddled fruity/malty/bitter finish.
Strykzone (6949) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. Clear and amber. Almost no head. This is tasty mut not really a Bier de Garde. Mit is sweet and malty. Easy to drink.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a hazy copper/orange with a thin off white head. Scent is sweet and yeasty with a damp basement note. Taste is sweet caramel, some fruit and yeast.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: January 05, 2012
Source: Ale Atlanta
Appearance: hazy orange, fine off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light spicyness, touch of fusel sweetness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, just a hint of spicyness to balance the sweetness, light earthyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle thanks to thirdeye11.
Deep orange pour with a ring of white head. Aromas of spice and fruit - apple, orange, and banana. Tastes of spices and banana.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep amber. Aroma is malty, sweet, and a bit spicy. Flavor is similiar.
ben4321 (6023) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 12/29/11
Aroma: The nose has some grassy notes, hints of fruit, toast, pepper, and other spices
Appearance: It pours a hazy golden-orange color with an off-white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is light-medium sweet, some fruity notes, yeast/toast and spice flavors mostly
Palate: The body is light-medium, with a fairly soft mouthfeel that has a light stickiness to it
I thought this was a rather solid and drinkable Biere de Garde. All of the components are well-enough made, though they are all pretty subtle. Still though, I thought this one was pretty successful, and it made for a rather drinkable offering. Had the ABV been low enough, this could easily have been a nice session beer, which speaks pretty well to how well-hidden the alcohol is in this one. I enjoyed this one.