Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opened after the Emelisse Oktoberfest had finished. Bought at Les Fleurs du Malt in Lyon, France. Loads of carbonation and a sweet brew with quite some hops. Nice and fruity. Somewhat sugary but still with quite some hops all over. Nice brew.
KyotoLefty (9982) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pale gold with a high, fine head. Spicy, malty, creamy aroma. Fruity, with strawberry and melon, and some butter. Sweet, buttery flavor, lots of esters, bit malt, coconut? Something tropical. Spicey, with a decently bitter finish, but too creamy and buttery. Nice enough hops, though.
daniele (8821) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
oro buona schiuma media persitenza noso leggermente fruttato un tocco speziato banana corpo discreto non molta acidita buona speziatura
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bought this at the La Cave à Bulles in Paris. Pours a hazy yellowish/gold color. Aromas of tart fruit, bread, hint of citrus, and yeasty. Flavor is malty/citrus. Leaves a yeasty orange aftertaste. Almost like a Belgian Wit.
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brilliant yellow with a loose, diminishing white collar. Attractive, zesty aroma with notes of lemongrass, green herbs, mown grass, banana, pineapple, marmalade and sherbet- hard to tell what comes from wheat, yeast, spices or hops, and I like that uncertainty. Good grassy and marmalade tang, perfumey but not overdone ground coriander; tinned apricots and cream, good bittering balance. Enjoyable stuff all round.
DeanF (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally another Bière de Garde stocked at a local supermarket - I swear if these French people would just up the distribution they could get some better visibility, but then again, maybe they don’t want that. Pours beautiful yellow with huge head. Aroma is hops, corn, grass, alcohol. Taste is kind of a grassy-syrup, malty and caramel. Not on the top of my list.
Gary (1972) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33oml . A cool bottle label with two hill-billies looking depressed . Sets a good tone for this country ale. Aroma is ceral. earthy grains.minty hops ..fruit salad ..some ovbious malt , yo can tell’ it’ll be sweet tasting and some raw alcohol up the nose.
Refreshing de’ garde..you can feel you’re drinking rural France in liquid format. It opens with some earthy herbal flavour ,leading to rich syrupy sweetness. Dry spicy, minty hop bitterness , Saison-esqu. Some peach ester ,I reckon. A good, eazy to sink de’garde .
jaghana (5875) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - APR 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75cl. A golden clear beer with low carbonation. The smell is very nice with lots of hops aroma. Taste is deep malty / wheat and quite sweet for me. The hops flavours are very nice with lemon and notes of fruit, grass and spices at the finish. A powerful body with cereal notes, some bitter oranges notes too. There is some IPA charater in this beer, very refreshing, not too alcoolic, this a very good experience.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Le Carolus, Paris. Pours a straw yellow, aroma of yeast, lemons, dust and dried grasses. Flavors are yeasty, bready and grassy. Not sweet. Not fruity.
Maltador (63) - Paris, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A refreshing blonde beer with powerful aromas of wheat. Easy to drink, you can take this all year even if it it takes its full dimension on summer time. I have belgian friends (experts on belgian beers) who are crazy about this beer.