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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
63 70 52 3 8 5
Garde Dog by Flying Dog Brewery
Bière de Garde
5.50 % ABV

Review by orbitalr0x on 03/01/11  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
70 2 7 15 4 7 2011
Golden honey colored pour with a thin bubbly white head. Good clarity, seems pretty filtered. Aromas of sweet honeyed malt with some toasted floral accents. Touch of yeast spice as well. Fairly mellow.

First sip brings semi-sweet toasted crisp malts upfront. Touches of honey, light fruit and floral notes mix in. Flows down with some spicy yeast tones and a kiss of hops. Lightly earthy as well. Would have liked it a little less sweet, but tasty overall.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Good carbonation makes for an easy drinking brew at the low ABV as well. An Americanized version of the style that's not amazing but is quite drinkable. Glad to have sampled it.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Surly Duff on 10/20/09  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
52 2 6 10 3 5 2009
Pours a clear golden color with a small bit of white foam that quickly settles and leaves nothing behind.

Smells of slightly sweet golden malt with a bit of dryness, a touch of light apple and fruit, and a light yeast note.

Light and bubbly on the tongue. Bready malt with light caramel up front. Little toasty with notes of light fruit and a bit of yeasty esters. Smooth, flavorful and clean. Nothing special but still nice drinking and tasty.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by tavernjef on 07/23/08  
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
68 3 7 14 3 7 2008
Solid yellow gold with a bright glowing body and some slowly rising streams of bubbles within that eventual quits. Small unlasting white head of foam dissolves away quickly to leave a medium collar. Some drippy lacing leaves a few spots hanging around.

Aroma is light and small with a bit of tender bready sweetness, pale malt crispness, and melon-like candy notes.

Taste is an even and easy going simple tone of semi sweet and crispy clean malt. Tenderly light and bready sweet with a hint to some caramel and pale malts. Hops sneak in a peep of grassy notes as it lingers off in the finish. A partial peak of toasted crispness is added in towards the finish which helps add some character to its, otherwise, simple tone and taste.

Body is clean and just about medium in body with a nice bite and tone to its carbonation. It has an overall crisp smoothness thats quite nice and makes for easy consumption as the body is what feeds the flavors that are there in a favorably bold tone. Even at that though, this still comes up a bit underwhelming.
Not quite the top feature of what the style should represent, but a decent effort and drinkable brew all together.

Served In: Pint Glass

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