Brewed by Brasserie Saint Germain (Page 24)
Style: Bière de Garde
Aix-Noulette, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
A true amber beer from Nord. It also respects the conditions of Saveurs en or. Its slightly roasty taste is obtained using torrefied malts.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - APR 21, 2013
Bottle 33 cl @ HBF. Pours mahogany color with big bubbly head. Taste is a mix of sour and bitter. Notes of citrus, honey, raisins. Refreshing sour and bitter fruity finish. Really nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (3607) - FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
Bottle 33 cl, BBE 6.5.2014. Pours amber in color with a small white head. Sweet, honey-like aroma, some yeasty notes and a bit of darker fruits as well in aroma. A bit yeasty notes, some dark, but not that sweet fruits and perhaps even some bready notes in taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (14656) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle shared with Joes and Dutchdrebus. Slightly unclear dark orange to light reddish color, small off-white head. Smell lightly malts, caramel and nuts. Taste malts, caramel, toasted malts, lightly sweet, lightly grains. Quite decently balanced and quite nice actually. Medium carbonation and body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (5658) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Just slightly hazy orange with a medium off-white head. Smells herbs, some glue, malts. Tastes sweet, malty, herbs. Medium body, nice carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beer5000 (6130) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 19, 2013
750 ml bottle @ Olympen, Oslo. Almost clear amber body with a moderate sized beige head. Not too strong in aroma, light malty, toast, some dry fruit and a hint of spicy yeast. Flavour is mild caramel malt, candy sugar, dry fruit and hint of yeast. Nice and drinkable, but a bit sweet in the end and really not to exiting. An amber bierde de garde with some elements of a Vienna in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (8404) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours deep golden with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma is herbal, light spicy. Taste is moderate sweet malty, caramel and herbal/alcohol sweetness as well. Light oily and spicy burning mouthfeel. Too much burning alcohol for my likings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (7334) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2013

Appearance: Hazy amber color with a big bubbly off white head. Fine lacing.
Aroma: Caramel malt, herbal and light fruity.
Palate: Medium body. A bit sweet and moderate bitter. Some alcohol coming through. Average carbonation.
Taste: On the sweet side, light fruity, yeasty and some spices.
Overall impression: Nice tasty beer, but one bottle is more than enough. Could absolutely buy a new one.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Nettbutikk (netstore), Norway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (4298) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Smooth for an ambree, nice brown color, one finger head remains throughout. Aroma of dried fruit, taste of anise, pineapple, caramel. Delicious and well executed!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - SEP 28, 2012
750 ml swing top bottle. A hazy and sparkling medium to dark amber beer,. with a large, frothy, mostly diminishing, off-white head. The aroma is moderately malty (biscuits, caramel, toasted bread), lightly to moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (earth). with notes of honey, red and dark fruits, hints of spices and peach. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, silky texture, lively carbonation, long finish with almost moderate bitterness, lightly alcoholic. Elegant and challenging, especially in the nose and nicely structured in the mouth. Good balance with a harmony between the roasty/toasty notes and the final bitterness. A surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (12925) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from Metro. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, fruit and spice.

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