ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2007
Clear deep reddish colour with a tan head. Malty, light caramel sweet aroma with some fruity notes. Caramel sweet flavor with bread notes. Dry sweet finish. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2004
Plum and macerated raisin, brown suger-molasses, rich and malty, with red ripe fruits. Light sweetness and floral. Dark amber-brown clear, wtih thin off-white lacing head. Light-medium watery body with low-medium carbonation. Starts with neutral fruits, light sweetness. Some plum and brown sugar, light hops. Finish has more fruitiness, with light carbonic acidity. No bitterness. Earthy grassy taste, light yeast. After is clean, almost non-existent. The aroma and initial flavor hit makes it enjoyable, but the finish and weak staying power makes this a weak candidate for a really good bière de garde. Grovlam (4220) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 25, 2007
Bottle. Small white fizzy head that mostly diminished. Spar lacing. Clear amber color. Fruity, caramel, dusty notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Flavour was sweet with a slightly dry and light bitter finish. GRM (4016) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
Sample, green bottle, 37,5 cl, from and with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on March 1st 2013; eye: ruby with coppery reflections, clear, tiny ring of beige head; nose: slight hops, slight Madeira; mouth: caramel, Madeira, malt, finale in malt with presence of caramel, medium body, mildly sweet, thin; overall: too old
Échantillon, bouteille verte, 37,5 cl, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er mars 2013; œil : rubis avec des reflets cuivrés, limpide, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige
nez : très léger houblon, très léger madère
bouche : caramel, madère, malt, finale en malt avec présence de caramel, corps moyen, plate, moyennement sucrée, mince
en résumé : trop vieille DeanF (2453) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 4, 2010
Wonderful appearance, dark ruby-amber body and solid reddish-beige head. Aroma is a complex mix of barley, malts, fruitiness, grains. Quite refined, much more than your usual French beers. The aroma starts as barley, with a middle of malts and finishes with a spicy alcohol finish. Extremely well blended and balanced - I’m impressed.
Dorqui (2255) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 14, 2005
Foam a lot fine and evanescent. Color copper or clear brown. Much limpid one and extremely fizzy. Very bubbly. Determined scent of spices. Plum and ribes is distinguished mainly. Acidulous with medium bitter. Fresh and refreshing. Alcohol of 7.0% that is not absolutely made to feel. floydian1 (1454) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 25, 2009
37.5cl thickened green glass corked bottle into tulip glass. An opaque red-brown ale with a moderate off-white head. Aromas of nuts, dark fruits and spicy yeasts. Flavours of caramel, nuts, raisins, cherries with a nice gentle spicy bittersweet finish. Remarkably light bodied for the style with easy drinkability. Not as complex in flavours as a good Belgian ale but decent nonetheless. guzgorog (844) - FRANCE - DEC 17, 2014
Brune foncée assez limpide, magnifique mousse bulleuse qui monte très haut et que se tient très bien. Nez très malté, caramel, fruits secs. Bouche également très maltée, caramel, sucre, noix. Belle carbonation, pas d’amertume, très sucrée. Très belle bière de garde. eManu (544) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2009
From a 37.5cl bottle. Pours a dark orange color with a thick tan head that stay a long time. Aroma of dry fruits, malts and caramels. Flavors of dry dark fruits like plums and apples, a little sugar and caramels. A sweet and sour but very well balanced on all levels, long lasting taste. A very well made brew and very pleasant. Tim Webb (442) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2009
75cl bottle. Lightish ruby-brown in colour. A classic northern French ambrée in the same mold as La Bavaisienne but richer, sweeter and ’older’ - not an exciting beer but genuine garde in character.