Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde - Brasserie Saint-Germain
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde from Brasserie Saint-Germain
86 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.