superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
22 ounce bottle into signature globe glass; no bottle dating, but it was from the 2012 release. Pours lightly hazy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger fluffy of white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings to the glass, with a nice amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, pepper, floral, grass, straw, earth, and herbal. Fantastic aromas with nice complexity and balance; there is a lot of brett presence. Taste of lemon, orange zest, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, grass, straw, earth, pepper, and herbal. Light earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, coriander, bread, toast, floral, straw, grass, earth, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; nice brett flavor complexity; zero cloying flavors on the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is highly excellent Biere De Garde! Great balance and complexity of flavors, with nice brett complexity; very smooth and easy to drink. I enjoyed this one a lot; one of the better Biere De Gardes I have had. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bomber. Pours a golden color with a white foamy head. Nose is farmhouse with straw and grass notes. Palate is slick and kind of oily. Flavors of light barnyard with grassy hops and dry straw grain notes.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
This beer pours a hazy gold with a billowing, sticky head of white foam. Perfumed Belgian yeast notes rise from the glass. Dried grasses, citrus, some Brett, light florals. The spice in the nose hides just behind mild, toasted malts. The flavor is full of muted dry grasses, forage, light citruses, bright but subtle malts. The Brett takes a back seat and lets the quieter flavors do the driving, here. No real sourness lurking about. A good, if subdued, biere de garde that would serve as a great intro to the style for fans of reserved Belgians. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
The aroma is spicy with urinal cake, spices, and overripe fruit. The appearance is light amber with a big head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is average. Overall this is not very good to me. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
This beer reminds me of fancy soap. the spies are very potent with lots of character. the real flaws are the malts that makes the beer taste what it is. still worth a try though.
unclemike (3124) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours a bright orange color with a big fluffy head but not much lacing. The aroma is earthy and fruit/ citrus with sweet brown sugar and bread notes. Very balanced yeasty flavors of orange and bread dough. Very nice beer milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Slightly cloudy amber color with average head and body. Flavor is a unique spicy citrus. Little brett influence. Sledutah (7582) - Utah, USA - OCT 17, 2012
On tap during a brewery tour, GABF weekend bytemesis (8451) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Appearance: Cloudy golden with a small white head
Aroma: Banana, spices and lemon
Taste: Banana and citrus
Tap. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head; creamy with nice lacing. Aroma is grain, lemon, yeast and caramel. Flavor about the same, medium sweet, slightly fruity, with a bit of bitterness at the finish. Nice and easy to drink. DarkMagus (540) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2012
(This one was aged 10 months.) A hazy orange-yellow beer with a crisp white head. Aroma is of fresh green apples, candy, a bit of spicy apple pie. Rich fruity flavors with an interesting ’baked goods’ thing, like an apple cinnamon muffin. A pretty unique beer in terms of its flavor. Some gentle bitterness comes along in the finish and provides a bit of astringency. Mouthfeel is very creamy and silky, but perhaps slightly on the thin side. Nice crisp astringent finish. Overall a really good beer, definitely enjoyed it a lot!