jacobwennbom (357) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This I like. Golden with big white head. Aroma like is with wine, a fenomenon that also goes for the taste. There is sweetness, spices, lemon and a mild -yet firm - hoppy bitterness (especially in the finnish), along with plenty fruit. The mouthfeel is fiery and boubley. Now as I enter the last drops of the bottle I even think I feel some cinemon, but it might just be the alcohol talking. Horray!
gnoff (9696) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(Bottle from Systembolaget) Clear straw yellow color, fluffy white head. Faint grainy and sweet scent. WAtery mouthfeel. Alcohol, perfume and grainy taste. Low bitterness.
ekstedt (6577) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2009 Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget, tools required to open it. Deep golden, slightly hazy, large creamy white head. Earthy malt aroma, with yeasty and spicy notes. Medium bodied, smooth mouthfeel with a light prickling sensation from the somewhat overpowering carbonation. Much drier than other Bière de Garde’s I’ve tried, which makes this my favourite sample of this beer style so far.
larsniclas (6850) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep golden. Frothy, white head.
Fruity aroma with warm alco-notes.
Fresh and spicy flavour; pepperish.
Lively and rather salty finish.
rlgk (18834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy yellow color, huge white head. Malty bready aroma, yeast notes and some citric hops. Malty, somewhat spicy flavor. Quite mild finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden hazy. White head. Fruits and aple in aroma. Fruit and littel spicy in flavor. Thin and watery.
seke (12) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Colour is a hazy golden hue. Very nice rocky head. Aroma is very yeasty, much more so than would be expected from the still relatively clear appearance. Fruity and somewhat sugery/cidery flavor. Yeast is a bit too apparent in the aftertaste. (I know it says "Bière Nouvelle sur lie" on the label.)
A Bière Nouvelle as a Bière de Garde is a contradiction in terms...
rickgordon (3858) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber colour, with huge head. Dusty, fruity aroma with minerals and herbs. Good old Biere de Garde aroma if you ask me. Pretty lively, chewy mouthfeel, with good malt character, on the edge of being almondy but not quite. Fruity, balanced and very well balanced.
A not very tasty beer, but gains from subtle finesse and is a winner of the style.
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 75cl. Hazy golden colour with a white frothy head. Grainy aroma with a light tone of citrus. Soft grainy flavour with a taste of yeast. A clear bitterness. Average carbonation & body.
GRM (3851) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 12, 2007
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, best before 02/01/08, savoured on January 27 2007; eye: golden, nice effervescence, fizzy white head; nose: malt, alcohol; mouth: malt, creamy and grainy texture, medium body, average carbonation, mildly acrid, lightly hoppy
Bouteille, 750 ml, 8meilleure avant le 02/01/08, savourée le 27 janvier 2007; oeil : dorée, belle effervescence, mousse blanche pétillante; nez : malt, alcool; bouche : malt, texture crémeuse et granuleuse, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement âcre, légèrement houblonnée