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Page 24 Biere De Printemps - Brasserie Saint-Germain

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BA SCORE
88
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 28
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.75%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Saint-Germain visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ballewblake on 07-13-2009)
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KevinDixonBeer

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +7%

08-26-2014 18:36:55 | More by KevinDixonBeer
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-26-2014 18:35:54 | More by NumberNone
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babaracas

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +3.8%

Pours a clear light amber with a 2 finger thick fluffy white head; a few rings on the glass. Smell: musty grain, floral. Sweet with apricot and herbal in the back. Taste: lots of semi-sweet and grainy pale/pils with notes of toasted grain and honey. Juicy peach with spicy and herbal hopping. Active pillowy carbonation. Finishes dry and slightly sticky with peach skin and a note of earth. Excellent!

08-23-2014 04:00:44 | More by babaracas
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andrewdanks

California

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

08-22-2014 05:56:59 | More by andrewdanks
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ystazi

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

06-28-2014 22:23:51 | More by ystazi
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

05-22-2014 18:54:53 | More by afsdan
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drewone

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

05-17-2014 06:14:15 | More by drewone
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.71/5  rDev -7.3%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, fruit, white grape juice, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with white grape juice, spice, and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

05-16-2014 04:00:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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GRG1313

California

3/5  rDev -25%

05-14-2014 07:02:04 | More by GRG1313
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

04-17-2014 20:50:25 | More by uturn
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

12-23-2013 02:17:14 | More by Janeinma
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WMD-1002

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

12-06-2013 03:14:21 | More by WMD-1002
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

07-20-2013 22:13:23 | More by DonFrap
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

01-30-2012 08:50:39 | More by ygtbsm94
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mactrail

Washington

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

Slightly sweet, rich flavored, and spicy beer. Hazy light amber in the wine glass. Long lasting head and quite spritzy to the last half glass. Rather fruity with hints of pineapple along with a spicy bitter tang. Medium body. Quite yeasty-- you would not call it "crisp." Mouth-filling with a touch of caramel along with the tangy flavors.

This whole style is quite interesting and I would benefit from tasting more examples. Richer than most Saisons but has a family resemblance with the Belgian yeast flavors and touch of acidity.

12-25-2011 03:23:10 | More by mactrail
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev 0%

12-05-2011 21:20:50 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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taigor

New York

5/5  rDev +25%

11-26-2011 12:51:00 | More by taigor
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.95/5  rDev -1.3%

750ml swing-top bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.

Pours heady and alive, with a crackling, large-bubbled head of white that eventually effervesces itself into nothingness. Body is a deep copper gold colour, but very clear. It actually looks rather lively, even when the head has fizzled out. And that's pretty suitable for the style.

Nose is slightly rustic and acidic, with some earthy tones and a slightly savoury honey tone. Some hay comes through, along with a fragrant sandalwood character. Nice.

Taste is bright and light, but masters the acidity with a crisp bitterness so that it's really not that noticeable. Instead, we get more of the earthy overtones, and a late wet grain character that suggests bread dough. Feel is very light, which is suitable—but there's enough complexity to the palate that I'd like a little bit more heft.

Nice brew. Drank in a very spring-like autumn in Santa Clara, CA, and it suited it nicely. Light and drinkable and fresh, but with interest and complexity there when you go looking for it.

10-15-2011 22:50:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
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malmquna

France

4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Honestly, tasted from the bottle on a sunny day in Paris. Still, light in color yet cloudy. Smells of fruity hops, some vegital and grassy notes.

Tastes immediately of mild roasted malt sweetness, turns to hop bitterness with very present floral bouquet. Possibly similar to a more hoppy Kölsch style. MF is very full and round, almost more than expected for a spring beer.

On second thought, this might be the perfect transition from heavy winter to light summer beers. This is very delicious and highly drinkable. I'll have a few more of these.

03-20-2011 13:24:49 | More by malmquna
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MoreThanWine

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

Poured a truly enormous head which eventually died down to 1/8" but it really took it's time. Hazy tan in color. The flavor bursts forth not unlike the head - it's a sweet and fruitiness hard to put a finger on but generally like citrus, comes across highly refreshing, and has an oppulent mouthfeel you usually only encounter in beers with twice the alcohol (this was only 6%). Great stuff.

09-18-2010 12:34:08 | More by MoreThanWine
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2.5%

A traditional Biere De Garde may be the most underrated beer in the world,at least in my opinion.Poured into a stemmed glass a honey orange color with a large blooming white head atop.A great mix of vanilla tinged pear, and overripe pineapple in the nose,there is a toasty pilsner malt note as well.Flavors are pretty hefty for the abv%,caramel mnalt mixed with that overripe pineapple,a big drying,toasty,pilsner malt dominated finish.I agree with the other BA who suggested it was maibock influenced,just not as hefty.Couldnt be more food friendly,had it with some applewood smoked chicked and brown rice pilaf.

05-30-2010 22:03:37 | More by oberon
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Travlr

District of Columbia

3.78/5  rDev -5.5%

A: Golden color, very effervescent, thin white head, evaporates quickly to leave moderate lacing.
S: Aroma of apples and citrus.
T: Flavor is malty, lots of sour apples, slightly bitter with a few lager-like elements.
M: Light body.
D: Good, solid example of the style.

01-12-2010 03:19:11 | More by Travlr
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John_M

Oregon

4/5  rDev 0%

Sampled the other night at Slatetank's (Matthew) place. Great beer to start the evening off with.

The beer pours a slightly orange, honey color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose I get an intriguing aroma of butter, honey, white pepper and some light orange citrus. On the palate this beer is moderately sweet, with honey, clove, cherry and a touch of orange citrus in the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty much medium bodied, with a fairly long finish. Alcohol is not the least bit noticeble and drinkability is very good.

A very nice beer from this new to me brewery.

12-05-2009 22:53:47 | More by John_M
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DefenCorps

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

I picked up a bottle of this at State Line this past weekend. I haven't had too many beers of this style, but it came with high praise.

The beer explodes from the bottle gushing over my checkbook before coming to rest in my Hopleaf tulip. Gorgeous, clear light orange with a thick, off-white head with great retention. Apart from the floaties stirred up by the gusher, this is mostly clear.

What a spicy, phenolic nose! This really is quite saison-like. Bready with honey, mild perfume, along with a little spice and some hay, this is quite a complex beer that's exceedingly delicate. Mildly estery, I get some fruit character in the back as well with some banana noticeable. The beer evolves in the glass, with some mild apple character appearing too. Excellent stuff.

The palate doesn't live up to the nose, but is still great. Opening with a very bread-like sweetness with honey and dough, there's a mild floral character along with plenty of ester character. Mineral character is strong too, balancing the sweetness just a little.Drying on the finish with the dough-like character shining through. Medium light in body with high carbonation, this beer is pretty great on the palate. This beer is quite beautiful, the low ABV and lowish price make for one very enjoyable beer that will pair quite well with delicately flavored food.

12-01-2009 04:18:13 | More by DefenCorps
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -1.8%

I picked this up at State Line, poured chilled from the large pop-top in my Duvel tulip.

A - A very attractive golden amber w/ thick cap of off white. The clarity is good as is retention w/ very fine beading.

S - A malty aroma, light toasted grain and fruit in the nose w/ gentle mineral yeast scent

M - The feel is lighter bodied, with slight creamy texture mild breadiness w/ smooth and light nuttiness, very light bitterness if any

T - The taste is much like a maibock with the light grainy, toasted notes. The yeast flavor is pretty high but within range for the style. I found it to be smooth, bready and substantial. the flavor is creamy w/ the yeast accenting the toasted malt and it fits the biere de garde/biere de mars bill well

D - A tasty biere de garde, very drinkable kind of like a french maibock if you consider taste overall a quenching beer and did not seem like 6% a nice everyday malty french lager.

11-23-2009 17:37:56 | More by Slatetank
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