Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde | Brasserie Saint-Germain

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Page 24 Réserve HildegardePage 24 Réserve Hildegarde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Saint-Germain
France | website

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by thierrynantes on 10-20-2007

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Reviews: 19 | Ratings: 44
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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of oberon
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass a dull slightly hazed lighter golden with just a hint of orange in the body,a thin white head atop.Funk stood out in the nose wich was a little unexpected,some citric aromas as well as a tinge of iron.Some good acidity on the palate wich is matched a somewhat sweet vanilla tinge,the funk is almost non present,a little grainy in the finish.The flavors have some complexity wich saves this beer,I am guessing it's food friendly as long as it's food on the lighter side.Iam starting to get into the French biere de garde style,I like the less funked out versions wich this is on the borderline.

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Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Kingstar123
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of andrewdanks
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bobWFMU
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale color with white head. Sweet, yeasty aroma. Taste is clean, kind of lager-ish at first but the fruity notes from the yeast come afterwards. Overall it's a decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of Ant777uk
2.21/5  rDev -40.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.75

Bought locally in Paris, bottle.

Fairly lagerish look, lagerish head.

Aroma is malty, with some apricots. Fairly inviting. Just a bit too malty and carbon dioxidey..

Taste is reasonably complex, there are a few different layers of flavor. However it is just like so many other French beers. Malty and unexciting, though reasonably well balanced.

Totally ok beer though just not interesting or unique enough. Feels too heavy.

Not for me

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Absumaster
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear, golden beer with a thick, stable head. Lots of carbonation.

Smell is hoppy and has a saison-ish smell. Very attractive and mout watering. The yeast adds a complex, slighty corky smell. The hops smell noble and a little earthy.

Taste is nicely hoppy. Bitterness is medium. I expected it to be more bitter. Mouthfeel is dry, but leaves enough body. The malt is a little caramellic, maybe a little dextrinous. This beer has a good balance. It is very drinkable and a nice example for the style.

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Sigmund
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml swingtop bottle, as St Germain Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde Bière de Garde Blonde, now available in Norway at Vinmonopolet. ABV is 6.9%. Pale golden colour, just a slight haziness, big white head. Nice aroma of "Belgian" (French, actually) yeast, with spicy / peppery notes. Some fruit and grass too. The flavour is first crisp and moderately spicy / peppery, leading to a fruity moderate sweetness, ending in a moderately hoppy and spicy finish and aftertaste. A truly enjoyable bière de garde - will buy again.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

Photo of CopeTech
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Photo of Derek
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Blonde with a white head, good retention, great lace.

S: Hints of earth & barnyard funk up front, candied pineapple, dried mango and papaya

T: Papaya, mango, candied pineapple, wheaty biscuit, grassy, hints of earth and maybe a little Brett, good bitterness, alcohol is well hidden.

M: This all-malt brew isn't as dry as I expected, very smooth, almost creamy with a good carbonation (the cap popped like champagne and the bottle gushed).

D/O: An all around good brew, but definitely pricy at over $10 at BC Liquor.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jikvig
3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the nose alot of fruitynes from the yeast, as well as an big yeast component

It`s very style correct if you will, with a rich taste and a firm bitternes.
Not bad, not good, just on the avarage side.

But life is to short to drink avarage beer....

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of malmquna
4.54/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Leffe glass from the flip-top bottle. Produces a reasonably good head over a darker than expected, more strawberry-blonde colored beer.

The aroma of hops is rather strong for a French beer, but welcomed by this West Coast raised quaffer. The malt character is typical for this blonde style, and the hops provide a good balance throughout the drink. This is a very well-balanced, very drinkable beer.

Page 24 is one of my favorite French breweries, perhaps because of this well-hopped version of a typical blonde bière de garde.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisrarebeer
2.64/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: nice, light brown color, clear
S: mild nose, a bit of earthiness and grain but very slight
T: decent but lacks character - balanced but a bit on the sweeter side, slight hop finish, average beer
M: average mouthfeel but sweet-side is distracting
D: OK for new people to beer scene

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