TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Draft at Wharf Rat on Pratt. I must start by saying, this ain’t no BdG. Brown bodied with a small tan head. Nose is flowery, fruity and slightly roasty. Taste is fruity and floral with semi-sweet malts and light caramel. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation. Finishes with more fruit, caramel, sweet malts, and light flowery flavors. hopscotch (11410) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2006
Nitro... Clear, deep copper ale with a small, creamy, beige head. Terrific retention. Chocolate and toffee nose. Did they give me the wrong beer? Well-balanced flavor with good bitterness. Lightly chocolatey with notes of coffee, very mild spice and a rumor of wood. Nice, but a Biere de Garde? Medium-bodied and creamy with feather-soft carbonation. Chocolatey, delicate finish. Not bad for a brown ale, but a Biere de Garde? I had my server pour me another to be sure. It’s a Biere de Garde, I guess. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2006
(Draught, The Wharf Rat) Pours an amber-brown body with a moderate creamy beige head. Aroma of toasted and sweet malts. Flavor of toasted malt, mild hops, and fruitiness with a somewhat bitter finish. Ehglish bitter spin on a biere de garde. LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Gentlier, both in terms of alcohol and flavor intensity, than most beers of the style. Mild yet tasty... Mostly malty with hints of hops. A good variety of flavors, but all mild and subdued compared to some of the wildier beers. A good ale to drink with lunch, or to introduce a friend to the world beyond lager. DewBrewer (294) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2005
On draught in June, 2005. Nice creamy head; copper color. Nice hop aroma with some sweetness; yeasty aroma. The flavor was not what I expected: some bitterness, not much Belgian/French yeast flavor. There is some roastiness and sweetness.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2005
Delicious beer. Very sweet and malty, though it is well balanced. One of my first in the style, but I enjoyed it. Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Quite nice. Dark red pour with a good toffee malt nose. Slight carbonation with a very complex and slightly sweet malt. BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - SEP 11, 2004
Excellent beer! Had a cola brown color, with nice white foamy head. Flavor had a great balance of maltiness and hops, with a colorful sweetness(can’t put my finger on what type of sweetness). Another winner from Oliver! guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Earthy, malty aroma. Appearance was a dark bronze with a small head. Roasted malt taste with some sweetness paired with a nice bit of fruitiness. Medium-bodied with a malty, well rounded flavor. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Clear copper with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, faint floral. Taste is medium sweet, earthy, floral, some caramel, light nutty. Smooth medium body.