madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2011
Bottled. Amber coloured. Loads of floaties. Small off white dense head. Aroma of fruits, caramel, light spice. Flavour of caramel, spice, light sterin, sweetness. Medium bodied. Dry caramelly end. Quite nice and quaffable. faroeviking (10910) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 29, 2007
Bottle. Clear brown colour. Sour earthy roasty malt and caramel aroma. Flavour of toasted malt and caramel, bit of soil, some sourness and fruitiness. Sweet earthy finish. KyotoLefty (10254) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle from Bon Marche, Paris.
Malty, earthy, caramel aroma, with raisons and plums. Deep dark, amber-orange color with lace. Sweet dried fruits and caramel flavor. Nice but a bit too sweet. Earthy hops, prunes. Nice body, nice balance, tasty malts.
JorisPPattyn (9981) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2006
Foxy-chestnut colour; smaller yellowish-creamy head. Heavily oxydized nose. Apparently no BBd, but beer seems to have been bottled March ’04. Hmmm. Nutty, buttery, cooking quality Madeira aromas. Sweet, malty, madeirised, very malty as in Kraftmalz; tastes as some artisanal or homemade cola drink. Bit watery MF, light bodied, but a background slickness, nearly cloying. All consistent with an ungraciously (sorry for the plagiarism, CC) aged. "Bière de Garde" means a beer fit for keeping. If a beer is near exhausted after 2 years, then I won’t call it fit for laying down. Sod it, I’ve berated people for calling every malt drink from Northern Gallia "BdG", but it would seem some brewers aren’t being any wiser. Skinnyviking (9569) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2006
Bottle. White lasting head. Clear dark amber body. Bottle and labels could fool someone into believing that it is containg wine. Why ? Barley aroma and mild barley flavor with notes of cocoa and vanilla.
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Underrated. Pours with a smallish, frothy, off-white head. A dark, clear brown body. Some lacing and a thin layer of head retention. Aroma is nice with floral hops, melon, honey and a touch of alcohol. Taste is kind of thin, like a weak APA with a bit of caramel sweetness. Slight creamyness to the mouth with slightly fizzy carbonation. Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
Nice firm plop and there is a very nice clear darker orange amber colored beer with a vast thicker but small and slow disappearing (into. ) white/off white/ashy head.
Smell is very nice, pleasant for the nose: malts, barleys, vinous, toffee, wood, hops, earth, hint of bourbon
Taste is nice malty/barleys mixed with toffee, wood, raisin, spices, light to medium bitter, cream, prunes, light vanilla, some slight hints of syrup/molasses while it is not sweet.
Nice nose, nice body but the aftertaste is a bit weak, guess if this was stronger or more present in a delicate way it would have scores a 4 or higher. There some hints of malts, raisin, orane, light yeasty and some bitter and spicyness.
Low to light medium carbo, soft (light) creamy mouthfeel, a good medium body and a creamy texture.
One of the few good Biere de Garde that I have had. Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 24, 2007
Bottle. Amber with a off-white head. Dusty, malty, fruity aroma and a sweet dusty, malty, fruity taste. Medium body with a sweet finish. SilkTork (5737) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2006
This is like the same brewery’s Rebelle, but stronger, and with slight but noticable chocolate/licorice notes from a greater amount of amber or crystal malt. Some stale biscuit notes, but less of the damp leaves. Overall, more pleasant and enjoyable than Rebelle. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2005
Dark copper-coloured with a big foamy head. Earthy cellar aroma. Flavour starts sweet, but is countered by medium bitterness. Fruity with taste of plums? Well-carbonated, dry finish.