thedm (6306) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2009
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of all foam finely sized white colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a hazy softly carbonated yellow colored body. The complex aroma was malty and farmhouse like. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish. The complex flavor contained notes of malt mild hops and floral. A decent one that I would consider buying again. j12601 (13027) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Joe at Peter’s tasting. Pours a lightly murky golden amber with a medium sized white head. Big hay and subtle lemon, dusty yeast. Spicy, nice yeast flavors. Finishes crisp and dry with more light yeast. Tasty.
malrubius (2982) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - OCT 31, 2009
Bottle at pilsnerpeter’s. Thanks to everybody for their generosity. Pale orange with white head and lace. Spicy fresh leafy aroma. Spciy orange vanilla leaves grass sugar with clean yeasty finish. Very good. asedzie (831) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2009 Bottle, bb 12/02/11. Pours copper with lively head. Mild earth and spice, aromatic herbs in the aroma. Flavor is textured grain, lightly sweet, mild caramel. Beautifully balanced malt-hop finish. Great farmhouse type beer. CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Pours a lightly hazy orange color, fairly clear at the start of the 750, muddy and cloudy as can be towards the end (and yes I did pour carefully throughout). The head is a medium size, white in color & leaves a good lacing on the glass.
jackricci (2) - Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011 does not count
The aroma is malty and has a lot of perfumey floral pungency that does settle down a bit in time. The beer displays a nice light barnyard aroma and some graininess.
The flavor has a nice balance of lightly toasty malt and hop flavor both earthy and leafy. The beer is nicely bitter and has a lot of bright fruitiness. The beer has mild grassy flavors and is generally dry throughout but not without some subdued malty sweetness.
This is really very enjoyable, I always get so suspicious when my Biere de Garde or Saison are as amber hued as this is, but more times than the old world examples of this are fantastic and this is no exception. I will say though that at first it took me a minute to catch up with what was going on here but by the time the bottle was finished I just wanted another.
750 Pours initially clear with some cloudiness towards the end, you will find some sediment on the bottom of your last glass for sure. Largely floral aroma is penetrated by lighter notes of malt and hops. You will also notice a medium-size off-white head. taste initially hit me as semi-sweet with almost grape / champaign flavors that progress into and ends with a medium bodied, slightly bitter floral taste with a lot of carbonation. All in all I would say the taste is pretty clean with a bit of floral / hoppy bite coming in at the end, leaving a very pleasant taste on the tongue. On another note, the guy that brews this is extremely cool, his brewery is in southern france and he used a very sustainable / organic method (His kettles are heated with manure from the goats he uses to make cheese with) nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2016
750ml bottle. Spicy, zesty aroma. Big, fluffy off-white head. Nice champagne body, light and fluffy. Easy on the palate. Medium dark malts. Has some dry noble hop tone. Comes off as more of a a Saison than a Bierre de Garde. Some faint banana esters come out the more yu sip. Sublime buckwheat malt notes. Pretty good. Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2006
Another strange Beer I picked up in some cheese shop in central France...PilsnerPeter (3049) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2009
Peachy blonde and opaque in that strange saison/bière de garde look, with a foamy, fluffy head.
A strange amalgam of spices, mainly cloves and cinnamon, maybe a little peppermint, and it reminded me a bit like apple cobbler (!)
It was quite bubbly, yet the carbonation went down quite smoothly. Weird, the first taste felt quite full and rich, but then it slowly went in a decreshendo of malt body and overall flavor, kind of like when you eat a bag of chips, that first bite seems full of flavor but then your tastebuds get saturated and you need to stuff your mouth with chips just to get that same intensity. Anyway, it had an interesting farmhouse character to it, but not in a funky, bretty way, but more of an earthy, dirty yeast component to it. Quite an oddity, but an enjoyable one.
Bottle: Hazy golden with a dense white head that retains well. Dry minerally phenols in the aroma with a touch of biscuity pale malt in the background and an herbal/floral component. Nice dry flavor with only a subtle touch of pale malt sweetness- bready body with again a minerally phenolic character. The back displays some herbal hop characteristics (reminiscent of chamomile). Nice and dry. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The look is clear, golden in color, and has a white head. The smell is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast. The taste is sweet, malts, fruits, spices, and yeast.