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Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde - Brasserie Saint-Germain

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BA SCORE
86
very good

30 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | 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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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

2.63/5  rDev -31.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2010 22:40:27 | More by wisrarebeer
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malmquna

France

4.53/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Norway

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into my Duvel tulip from a flip top 750.

No head on aggressive pour, amber body, light lacing and some visible carbonation bubbles present. Nose is heaven, sweet green apples, almost like a sour cider. Taste is disappointing, low fizz on the tongue, almost carbonated water flavor, lightly sweet. I'm wondering if the flip top leaked some, the aroma was by far its strong point, but it might have oxidized some. I'd try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2009 17:38:38 | More by ballewblake
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thierrynantes

France

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sorry but this comment is in french :

Appearance : bière blonde, dorée, limpide avec un léger trouble
Smell : céréales, levures, épices
Taste & Mouthfell : attaque mouelleuse, vire relevé par une belle amertume. Structure puissante et élégante à la fois, tapissant bien le palais, notes maltées. Finale suave, presque doucereuse, étonnante persistance en bouche après la dernière gorgée
Drinkability : une bonne bière de garde

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 19:39:35 | More by thierrynantes
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Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde from Brasserie Saint-Germain
86 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.