Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde Blonde
Brasserie Saint-Germain

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Bière de Garde
Ranked #81
ABV:
6.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #31,482
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 11.9%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
61
From:
Brasserie Saint-Germain
 
France
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  6
Gots
  9
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Reviews by wisrarebeer:
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wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

2.64/5  rDev -30.2%
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

Apr 15, 2010
More User Reviews:
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bobWFMU from New York

4.5/5  rDev +19%

Aug 05, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 03, 2015
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ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Jul 10, 2014
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Ant777uk from England

2.21/5  rDev -41.5%
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

May 03, 2016
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Synapstic from France

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

May 10, 2014
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 27, 2015
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andrewdanks from California

4.5/5  rDev +19%

Apr 27, 2014
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lmaduells from Spain

3/5  rDev -20.6%

Nov 08, 2014
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Kingstar123

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Aug 04, 2014
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bird_soul from Netherlands

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 13, 2016
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Yoann from France

3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apr 25, 2016
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marcrech from Brazil

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sep 24, 2016
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qrazvan from Romania

3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pale yellow colour with small head and medium carbonation.
A well-balanced beer, but nothing to make it really stand out.

Aug 19, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The original page 24 beer is a classical bière de garde. A lot on the fruity and floral esters, it let the malt shows itself. A bit sweet it's somehow unbalanced

Mar 11, 2016
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mishi_d from Romania

3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aug 13, 2017
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miguebyte from Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It is just better than a bud light

Apr 07, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

love the style, love the beer, this is wonderful stuff, and especially a joy to drink after a sober month, man, this is the kind of beer i live for, complex but also understated, malty as can be but still yeast driven, well refined and even affordable, a great example of the style, even if a little bit tame as they can go sometimes. the beer is shiny medium amber in color with a light copper tone to it, an aroma of old bread and honey, and a sort of nutritional element to me. the fermentation profile is lightly vinous, cut flowers and white pepper and clove to it, but not overly spicy, just a soft ester both in aroma and flavor, pushing through the malt just enough, but leaving a pretty incredible balance in tact. it almost hits all at once, but rather a nudge than a punch, its a short flavor window but its abrupt, if that makes sense, subtle elderflower and even maple to it. a touch of oxidation, which is often the case with this sort of thing here in the states, but not enough to make this any less enjoyable than it would otherwise be. medium body, full flavor, some sweetness, neat yeast complexion, lots of bubbles but a soft feel, this is what i want and look for in the style. i wish the beers these folks make came around a little more frequently. ill buy this again.

Feb 07, 2020
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metter98 from New York

3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is a little hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left a thick collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apples and biscuit malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of biscuit malts along with notes of apples.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount o carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be rather fruity compared to other bière de gardes.

Serving type: bottle

Feb 29, 2020
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smithj4 from New York

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 29, 2020
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stcules from Italy

3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange-blond, off-white foam, quite good.
Malty smell, then white flowers, white peach, and a very light honey note.
The taste start with a good malt too, then again fresh notes of peach, some pepper.
Not too dry, but very drinkable and inviting.

Aug 13, 2019
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paulish from New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aug 04, 2019
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oberon from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Oct 09, 2012
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Sigmund from Norway

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Sep 21, 2009
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uturn from Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

Apr 17, 2014
Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde Blonde from Brasserie Saint-Germain
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 61 ratings