badgerben (5327) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Copper color with a large head. Aroma of spice, bread and a little yeast. Very grainy flavor. A bit of a buttery grain flavor, like Munich malt. Light berry fruit. Full body. CanIHave4Beers (4226) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2012 For whatever it’s worth it’s pretty damn amazing to see a Bière de Garde coming from this series. Schell is Schell, but they’re ballsy when it comes to some of their limited release stuff. esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a deep brown with a quick rise and fall of the head without leaving much lace to speak of.
The aroma is bready, in almost a slightly burnt toast kind of way. Some green peppercorn, some floral hops, and some nuttiness are they key players in the aroma, but generally that slightly burnt toast is what makes my nose keep coming back to the glass.
The flavor is fruity right up front, admittedly mildly so, but some pear & dark fruit are well placed here. The peppery and floral hops are abound. The whole grain vread is appriciaed and the young man who teached his Math tour. The beer is generally dry. The alcohol is well concealed.
Clear copper with a large taupe crown that fades slowly away. Aroma of moderate funk with banana, caramel, spices, mild fruit and some bready malt. Taste is yeasty with banana, spices, bready malt, mild tomato and a spicy and somewhat funky finish. Nice change of pace. islay (3004) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 11-25-12. Juicy, tangy, mineral-y, strong, refreshing, enjoyable aroma features bubblegum, caramel, lemon, peach, raspberry, and whipped cream / cool whip scents. Pours an effervescent, clear brass / light amber color. Large amount of fluffy, uneven, peach / “skin”-colored head. Good, extensive lacing. Nearly worthy of a 4 in appearance. Sweet, sugary, milky, juicy, mineral-y taste features apricot, caramel, and honey elements. Excessively sweet. Mineral-y aftertaste. Light to medium body. Easy to drink. Good enough overall. 8/3/6/3/13=>3.3 TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with off-white head. Spice, caramel malts, and some light fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with spice.
Atom (2572) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2012
12oz bottle pours a clear brownish amber with a medium khaki head. Aroma of caramel, sweet yeast, clove, and banana. Taste similar to aroma with bitter metallic on the finish. fidelis83 (2509) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Nearly clear, copper to amber pour with a small, blotchy beige head. Aroma of intense raw yeast, caramel, tree fruit, banana, hints of toast, caramel and rubber. Flavor is just as intensely yeasty, lots of bread and plain old bottom of the fermenter sludge, banana, cloves, anise, light caramel and dried grassy plants. Medium body, with an oily feel throughout and a little chalkiness to the finish, and light, but sharp carbonation. Im not a fan, it’s all yeast and spice. Reminds me of what I remember of Celis Grand Cru. I haven’t had that in several years, but I think I liked it better. portableparty (2384) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper with a quick tight soapy khaki head that fades and leaves a thin foamy collar and film. Aroma is sweet malt and some fruit and spice. Taste is malty and subtle spice with a fruitiness that is a bit of plum and apple and yeast is present. Palate is medium and a little medicinal as well as musty and finishes dry. boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2013
pours brown , whiytre head... nice spice aroma, taste is some apple and cinnemon spice, and malts, decent stuffs Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle: Dark amber brownish pour with a lasting thin head.
aroma is bready, light toffee, spice and some dark fruits. floral hoppiness coming through too.
Flavour is dark fruits, almost fruit cake bready. Bit of a lingering burnt caramel that detracts a little. Light floral bitterness in the finish.