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Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde - Brasserie Saint-Germain

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BA SCORE
86
very good

34 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Saint-Germain visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: thierrynantes on 10-20-2007)
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malmquna

France

4.53/5  rDev +17.1%

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.

11-10-2009 19:12:07 | More by malmquna
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andrewdanks

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-27-2014 17:59:31 | More by andrewdanks
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bobWFMU

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

08-05-2014 16:56:20 | More by bobWFMU
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CopeTech

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-23-2012 02:29:17 | More by CopeTech
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rinhaak

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +10.6%

33 cl bottle poured into tulip glass.

Pours a murky bright yellow/orange. A moderately thick head graces the top, and lots of bubbles rush from the bottom.

Nose of Belgian yeasts, similar to a blonde. Aromas of orange, lemon, pepper, cloves, bread, hops, and banana all mingle together.

"Whoa" first comes to mind with the taste as there is a lot going on in this rather complex beer. Highly carbonated, honey is predominant with an almost mead quality to the drink. Hops, bread, cloves, rose petals, and sour cherries blend with a slight musky and nutty flavor. This is well balanced, well designed, and really quite extraordinary.

Overall, I highly recommend this beer. Very nicely done from start to finish, this is a great example of the style. I know I'd happily drink another.

08-12-2011 12:59:40 | More by rinhaak
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jtdolla911

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

03-07-2013 01:36:03 | More by jtdolla911
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-01-2012 02:52:20 | More by t0rin0
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Absumaster

Netherlands

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

07-07-2010 15:48:54 | More by Absumaster
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Sigmund

Norway

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%

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.

09-21-2009 20:46:28 | More by Sigmund
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%

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.

04-11-2012 01:36:56 | More by Derek
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Kingstar123


4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-04-2014 19:26:52 | More by Kingstar123
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-02-2013 01:07:05 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 11:45:47 | More by cnbrown313
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-02-2014 23:20:05 | More by mvanaskie13
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-17-2014 20:51:27 | More by uturn
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Halcyondays

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11.2 oz. bottle, nice to see another biere de garde around,

A: Pours a deep goldenrod with a medium white head, good lace.

S: Citrus, yeast, bready malt.

T: Has a real yeasty flavour, citrus/tangerine, white pepper, with some rosemary and herb character.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, crisp carbonaton, easy drinking.

O: A very solid biere de garde. Didn't know what to expect, but I'm always excited by a new version of this style, especially from France, well done.

04-08-2012 07:11:09 | More by Halcyondays
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

On-tap at Deep Ellum for the Pre-Festival Throwdown Party featuring numerous rare European beers. Served in a tulip glass.

A- Slightly brownish golden blonde with about a finger of head that has good retention. A fair amount of carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom in a tubular circular formation. Decent amount of lacing.

S- Lightly citrus hops, a little bit of bready malt, a little bit of honey, some faint yeasty smells apparent, with some barnyard funk in the background- hay, grass, etc.. About average to a little above average aroma strength.

T- Dry hops with a light citrus taste (orange, mango papaya), some light spices, a little bit of honey, and a little bit grassy. An interesting taste that grew on me the more I drank it.

M- Medium bodied, average carbonation, easily drinkable, finishes a little bit dry.

O- This was an interesting beer that I'm glad I had the chance to try. At $9/12 ounce serving, I'm not sure if I'd order it again (probably won't have the chance anyways), but it was definitely worth the try. I recommend giving it a try, you may or may not like it.

06-22-2012 00:52:24 | More by jaasen64
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oberon

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

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.

10-09-2012 21:19:00 | More by oberon
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babaracas

Florida

3.85/5  rDev -0.5%

Pours a cloudy pink and brown tinged amber with two fingers thick creamy white head that settles to a thin ring; slowly, with delicate rings of lace halfway down the glass. Smell: toasted bread, caramel, butter note, fruity (cooked apple, pear), mild earthiness. Taste: caramel apple, toasted grain, twangy, honey, earthy hopping. Medium bodied, finish is drying, earthy, with overripe nectarine note and mild clean bitterness. Nice.

07-20-2014 04:14:19 | More by babaracas
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours honey gold with a decent head that has some retention. Nice clingy lace.

Some honey aromas and some sweet stone fruit, apricot.

A little muddled, with yeasty malt, some overripe fruit, booze, husk bitterness. Not very transitional, but more like all flavors at once.

Medium boy, nice carbonation.

Just ok. A little disjointed and comes off as mushy fruit with some booze.

12-08-2013 06:23:48 | More by OtherShoe2
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-10-2014 03:37:25 | More by Lovely85
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

07-10-2014 02:45:57 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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Synapstic

France

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-10-2014 17:45:01 | More by Synapstic
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dpvatty

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-24-2014 23:30:48 | More by dpvatty
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

08-06-2014 03:51:41 | More by nickfl
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