DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2013
22oz bottle, shared with DanielCoor. Got this from a trade with adnielsen, I’m pretty sure -- thanks Aaron! Sticker on the bottle reads 10/26/12. Very lemony, citrusy aroma in the nose. Light herbs. Clear yellow orange color. Few particles suspended in the body. Thin white head. Pretty nice spread of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Love the lemony, citrusy, orange peel flavors. Light spice. Very zesty flavor, moderate sweet. Good fruit beer (that’s how I see this). I liked it a lot. Definitely out there for a biere de grade, way stronger and fruitier than typical, but I enjoyed it bytemesis (9191) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 23, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2012 Bottle. Clear butterscotch, medium white head; decent lacing. Aroma is yeast, spice, grain, orange peel. Flavor is about the same, a touch herbal or floral in character. Medium body b3shine (9138) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent gold with white lacing. Smells solid too; tart and minty. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. I get some tea notes in there too. Pleasantly interesting. Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
The 22oz bomber pours clear gold with an off white head of foam. The aroma is earthy gravel, orange, lemon and lime. Interesting and oddly inviting. The taste is smooth with earthy sweet apple to pear to orange like fruitiness with a gravel sort of earthiness off in the background. Enjoyable product with enough depth to keep it interesting. drfabulous (8570) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2014
22 ounce bottle. Big yellow yeasty body and taste. Not very dry. Some orange peel in finish. Sticks to your gums. Slightly tart. Not a big hit.
SudsMcDuff (8491) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2013
On draft @ Nobi with Professor Blunt .. . pours a deep gold . .. solid foam .. . lovely bitterness, mild yeast .. . a very nice beer .. . roooooooster! JaBier (8253) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear gold in color with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, orange and herbs. Sweet malt flavor, followed by orange and herbs before a sweet finish. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Draft at ebp. Pours a hazy medium gole with a loose white head. Big funky nose--nice barnyard effect. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Tangy oranges, basement, and minerals on the mid palate. Dry and pretty interesting. Could be a little livelier and more complex. BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a crystal clear paler golden yellow hued body with a massive white head. Aromas are leathery, earthy with muted citrus, pomelo, tamarind, earthy, straw, almost a lightly chlorophenolic smoke. Alcohol. Flavors are sweet, medium citrusy, medium clean, light graham cracker, pretty clean. Possibly a bit minerally or metallic. A touch tart. Warm maltiness. Pretty clean yeast character. A bit zesty and a bit boozy. Medium (prickly) carbonation (probably not much north of 2.50). Medium body, warming, light salinity. Ernest (7815) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, apricot), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with strong notes of candy sugar / cotton candy, other notes of pear syrup, gum, unripe peach, egg whites.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Uhhhhh...wut? Biere de Garde? Not even close. "Intentionally dry"? Huh??? Compared to what, a mouthful of stevia? The harsh reality is that this is a goopy, syrupy sweet sugar bomb. Cloying and unbalanced and totally without any BdG traits. Awful and undrinkable. Gack!