RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.32/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6630) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Ceramic, swing-top bottle. Once out of the beautiful bottle, this looks liek a standard pour. Slightly hazy amber, nothing but a thin head. This drinks liek a well-made, unoffensive, and technically perfect, but lackluster light ale. Smooth, without impression either good or bad. Hey, ’clean’ is a great compliment in brewing. Is this really 7.6%!? You’d never know. Danger, Will Robinson. (#5044, 5/30/2013)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Emeister84 (2414) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Aromas of toast, flora, mild caramel, a touch of lemon, and a hint of sugar cookies. Clear dark orange with a fully lasting, off-white head. Dry and fruity, with flavors of coconut, banana, and golden raisins, with some grassy hops at the end. Light-medium bodied with fluffy carbonation, abd a dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zickbeer_ye (441) - Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Grainy bready scent with slight petey notes. Slight offwhite foamy head and light orange body.slight tart bitterness earthy grain notes and slight raisin flavors and dry banana and hints of spice. Smooth on the palate, crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2013
Bright orange in color with a bright white head, this is a pretty darned good Biere de Garde. Smooth and soft in the nose, it’s earthy and sweet... but gently so. It’s full in the mouth, with a neat woody, barnyardy flavor that’s sweet and really enjoyable. Smooth, soft, and nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 19, 2013
Growler thanks to Mora(in the year)2000. Clear gold pour. Nose is cereal, grainy and noble hop. Flavor is cereal, grains. Nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Yellow with a white head. The aroma is full of biscuit with some grain thrown in. The flavor is similar. I get a little bit of grass from the hops, as well as some yeast, biscuit and grain. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but not near worth the $19 it cost for the fancy swingtop bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6560) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
Swing top at Mora,s prebtbf, clear golden color with no head, floral sweet fruit flavors, aroma is sweet malty fruit, medium finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14978) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
750 swingtop ceramic from France 44. Pours translucent orange amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma of earthy cooked light pitted fruit. Med body. Moderate carb. Flavor is very surprising. It suggests caramel/treacle, light pitted fruit, and a little floral/earthy hop. Seems a bit maltier than appropriate. As time moves on the light pitted fruit steps forward. It’s trying to finish towards earthy/dry. Maybe it will get there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bleeng (1681) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2013
Ceramic bottle that pours a bit stiff. Bright gold with a small head and little retention. Nose is light yeast, bready. Taste is a bit stale, with some light yeast and a faint hop profile. A bit of a mixed up beer, almost like a pale ale/saison. Just a taster would be fine here.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 A welcomed mild funk aroma. Yeasty fragrances are dominate. Pours a clear copper with a disisapating off-white head and no lacing. The inital taste of light sweet malts is quick and just when you think it’s over a blast of malted nuttiness hits you and lingers on finally giving way to a fulfilling grainy aftertast. Medium body with soft carbonation. Mouthfeel is soft. Overall, not what I expected from a Bière de Garde, but one I will drink again. More malty than crisp and citrusy.

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