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

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RATINGS: 180   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (277) - - JUN 29, 2013
750ml bottle at Gimle Kino. Medium head and amber body, although it was hard to see because it was dark. Aroma of metal, apple and yeast. Sweet taste, sour/bitter finish. Excellent palate.


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maupie (1080) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2017
33cl fles. Helder amber kleur, fijne romige creme schuimkraag. De geur van mout en kastanje. Smaak is zoet, karamel, kruiden en gras. Medium Lichaam, Veel koolzuur.

3.2
johnarktor (139) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2017
Aroma: chestnut, licorice, molasses, peach, floral, cereal ; Appearance: Dark red, hasy, almost no foam (white) ; Taste: medium sweetness, no bitterness ; Palate: medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, abrupt finish

3.2
gegwilson (3676) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2017
Bottle as a birthday gift from Lorna. Cheers! Pours clear amber with a thin cream head. Mild stewed fruit aroma. The taste is quite sweet and fruity with a touch of raisin and christmas spice. A little toast too. Quite pleasant for what it is.

3.3
Mishnok (285) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
From 330ml bottle. Pours amber with the head quickly disappearing. Has that banana ester aroma familiar from Belgian beers. Biscuity taste with a bit of caramel. A little sweet to some extent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
guzgorog (847) - FRANCE - JAN 1, 2017
Robe ambrée, rousse, mousse blanche assez haute mais ne tenant pas. Nez au caractère malté dominant (caramel), houblons herbeux et pomme verte, cidre. Bouche maltés également (caramel, céréales), mais bonne présence des houblons avec une amertume marquée et des saveurs herbeuses et terreuses. Corps rond, bonne amertume, léger sucre, bonne longueur. Bonne bière de garde, avec un caractère houblonné surprenant.

3.1
TheJestersBeer (2430) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a clear, deep amber, with an off-white head. Malty, quite spicy aroma, caramel, yeast, orange peel, vague hints of coffee, herbal notes. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, spicy taste, caramel, yeast, herbs, hops, citrus, earth. Slightly harsh finish. (2016-12-17)

3.4
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2016
Clear amber of color with an off white head. An aroma of caramel, liqurice, bread and spice. A flavor of caramel, bisquit, bread, liqurice and bitter/spiced finish.

2.8
skortila (5820) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2016
Bottled. The aroma has caramel,some grass. Bit hazy,amber coloured beer with an off-white, medium, lasting head and small particles floating around. The taste is light bitter, light-moderate caramel malty sweet, with some grassy and herbal hop tones.Not much else there. More dry finish.

3.3
Alengrin (5270) - BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2016
Typical northern French bière de garde, the ’ambrée’ variant. Moussy, off-white, creamy head retaining well on the edge but fairly quickly breaking in the middle, leaving thin patches of beige foam over the surface; clear very pure and intense orangey amber colour with coppery hue, becoming hazy and deeper copper with sediment; lively strings of tiny bubbles here and there. Notably sweet aroma of strong ripe banana (even some bubblegum isoamylacetate), sweet red apples fried in butter with brown sugar, marmelade, honey, Sultana raisins, amaretto, lightly toasted bread, peach, white pepper, caramel, damp straw, raw red cabbage, stewed beetroot, cloves, dried basil, hint of tea. Expectedly sweet taste, lots of banana ester and residual candi sugar sweetness, hints of apricot, raisins and fig, light basic sourishness underneath, softish carbo, slick and lean mouthfeel. Caramelly and lightly nutty malt middle, sweet with a toasted bittering edge in the end, meeting with herbal, lightly spicy hop bitterishness and an earthy, phenolic yeastiness yielding clove- and other old dried kitchen spice-like aromas retronasally. The tail carries some of the hop bitterness down into the throat but juicy malt sweetness prevails even with a remnant of the initial, more sugary sweetness; the toasted, more bitter effect lingers as well. Not an unpleasant beer, in all: technically decent and perfectly meeting the expectations of an amber-coloured BDG in both looks and general flavour, i.e. very much the same as a Wallonian strong amber, but a tad more ’clean’. This will never be my favorite style and this one is a bit too sweet for me, but all things considered, this is certainly acceptable for what it intends to be.

3.3
dnicolaescu (2535) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 11, 2016
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear mahogany, beige creamy head. Fine baked fruit pie crust aroma, some harsher esters too. Taste: fruity, moderate caramel sweetness, fruity, drying and warming alcohol. Light bitter and somewhat salty finish. A good one.


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