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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Holiday brew is a malty, French-style "Biere de Garde". This traditional style is brewed by small, independent farmhouse breweries in the north of France.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (42651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2008
75 cL bottle, thanks to Storm. Pours slight hazy orange with a collapsing white head. Light honey and mild yeasty aroma - into a light caramel aroma. Flavour is smooth caramel malty and subdued sweet and light caramel malt flavoured. Ends sweet caramel malt lingering sweet malt flavoured.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (36190) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2005
A hazy orange beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet and very fruity - especially peaches coming thru - as well as very yeasty. The flavor is sweet with notes of wood, yeast, and caramel, but the body is thin. Definately one of the better Biere de Garde I’ve had.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (27039) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2005
Bottled at RBESG 2005. Hazy orange coloured with an off white head. Fruity aroma with malty notes. Malty flavour with notes of fruits and corn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2005
(Bottle 75 cl) Very unclear orangey golden with a creamy, off-white head. Slightly sourish with some perfumy aromas. Dry with some citric notes balanced by some sweet cookie touches. Quite soft and pleasant. 120805

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (24524) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Bottled at RBESG. Hazy deep golden. Buttery malt aroma. The geuine Flanders soft, dense, butterymalt character is definitely there, but lacks the lively champagnelike mouthfeel of the top examples. Instead this has more orangey hoppiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (16655) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2003
Hazy orange-amber. Earthy, woodsy, musty aroma. Yeasty, sourish. Notes of caramel malt, peaches, pears. Refined, not 100% to style, but few really good BdeG's are.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14761) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
750 c&c from Half Time. Pours lightly reddish orange/gold with a 3 finger beige head. Smells lightly farmy with fruits and mild spice. It’s surprisingly oaky. There’s a burnt sugar hint, and a lot of fruit. Mild hints of funk.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (13891) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 21, 2006
(Noogfest2) Off-white head atop murky amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel/butterscotch, brown sugar, floral. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, herbal, some butterscotch, light sour cherry, Belgian yeast, oak. Smooth medium body. Aroma seems off for style, but overall this is quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (13419) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 April 2004. Golden ale with a malty rich aroma, spelt and light band aid. Light lactic notes with aromatic herbs , brown sugar and alcohol warmth. Creamy mouthfeel and puckering. Thanks Maibock! 5-3-8-4-15
Orange amber ale with a thick white head. Light oxidized malt in aroma. A nice peppery malt in mouth, with nutty notes. Medium bodied. Post-Mondial 2006 tasting at Goldorak.6-4-7-3-13

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (13259) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2013
750 mL bottle from Grape & Gourmet. Not sure what vintage this is, but it has some age. Pours a clear amber color with small dark floating particles. Huge frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, caramel, raisin, spice. The taste is spice, apples, bread, caramel, some doughy notes. Lingering spice. Medium bodied, lively carbonation.


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