olio (9947) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ HBF2013.
Pours clear golden color with a small head. Aroma of herbs, grass, some toffee and hayish. Flavour of toffee and hay.
deanso (9933) - Doncaster, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared with Kermis @ other friends.
Creamy white head. Clear blond pour. Pretty nice
JorisPPattyn (9881) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight gushing to huge, very dense white head, over chromate yellow beer, lively carbonated. Grassy, herbal at first, CO² and malt-determined nose, pretty fresh-smelling. In the taste however, oxydized malts and cookies, as "Petit Beurre" dominate, the hops being conspiciously absent. Flavourprofile gets a bit earthy, after a while. MF is also very influenced by the heavy carbonation; quite slick. Average at best. Thanks to fonefan!
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This amenable Bière de Garde proposes honeyed biscuits and herbal, peppery hops in a refreshing show of balance and quaffability.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the clear dark golden.
-The body is quite round for its size, but it’s never too sweet, which is appreciated.
-The finish is rather subtle; I would have preferred a slightly firmer hop grip.
-This is very easy to drink and it is quite hard to say it’s near 7% abv.
Quack-Duck (9369) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from Village de la Bière. Hazy golden colour, large white head. Fruity nose. Fruity, malty, pleasantly dry hop profile.
Skinnyviking (9342) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium high long lasting white head. Hazy yellow green body. Banana apple aroma and flavor with a spicy note. Low carbonation. Long sweet aftertaste.
3fourths (9299) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle-conditioned 750ml. first shed rating of the winter. hazed gold body with a white head. both sweet smelling and more estery than the Printemps, less grassy and more fruit jelly / honey-like. the sugar suggests higher alcohol and thicker mouthfeel and it delivers the same. tropical and banana-like yeast, very Belgian-like, so I would probably say it was abbey tripel if blinded, though it seems a little more chunky, pasty and muddy like hefeweizen can be. thick finish of oily spice, sweet bread and simple syrup with banana / pear / tropical ester touches. delicate carbonation, bright flavors and light acidity / tartness play nice together, but it’s a little too sweet for my tastes.
tderoeck (9211) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
15/VIII/2012 on tap @ Internationaal Streekbierenfestival (Zwevegem) - BB: n/a (2012-937) Thanks to Erwin for sharing all the beers together!
Clear deep orange beer, big creamy white head, pretty stable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of cabbages! Citrus, pretty spicy, bit herbal, some overripe fruits, grassy. Taste: more cabbages, yuk!, Brussel sprouts, bitter hops, bit grassy, liquorish. Aftertaste: bit off, cabbages again, bitter touch, vegetables.
bb (8987) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Amber beer with an off-white head. Earth and light citrus aroma with light spice. Light caramel and earth flavor with hay, light citrus, and light spice. Medium bodied. Light citrus and light spice lingers with earthiness and light caramel.
czar (8823) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at la fine mousse, paris. hazy light golden with a decent white head, retention and lacing. bready malts, few phenols and peppery notes, delicate yeasty profile - belgiumness, doughy and lightly sugary malts, cereals, light citrusy and herbal notes. average carbonation, light body - chewy and oily, decent herbal-citrusy finish. nice!