Page 24 Réserve Hildegarde | Brasserie Saint-Germain

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BA SCORE
3.77/5
51 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Saint-Germain
France
page24.fr

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by thierrynantes on 10-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,872
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
51
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of Ant777uk
2.21/5  rDev -41.4%
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

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Photo of wisrarebeer
2.64/5  rDev -30%
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

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Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of lmaduells
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of qrazvan
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of mishi_d
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of ballewblake
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear pale color with white head. Sweet, yeasty aroma. Taste is clean, kind of lager-ish at first but the fruity notes from the yeast come afterwards. Overall it's a decent beer but nothing special.

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Photo of jikvig
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the nose alot of fruitynes from the yeast, as well as an big yeast component

It`s very style correct if you will, with a rich taste and a firm bitternes.
Not bad, not good, just on the avarage side.

But life is to short to drink avarage beer....

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 750 ml swing top bottle, nice label, best by date marked, and it looks like I'm just a few days late on this one. Heck w/it, I'm thrilled to have tracked this down after so long. A beer named after Hildegard of Bingen? Bring it on! Poured into my Westvleteren chalice.

Appearance: Slightly hazy dark straw gold-beer. Lots of tiny, Champagne-like carbonation. A nice creamy ivory cap shows nice retention. Overall, quite an attractive beer.

Smell: Lots of slightly sour and tart fruit and mild earthy funk. A few swirls brings out just a ghost of warm, lightly-toasted malts. I'm trying my best to pick out individual fruit aromas here, but I'm having a hard time: the best I can do is something like pineapple creme and a hint of citrus (lemon, I think). A hint of tart funk that makes me wonder if there's some wild yeast in here.

Taste: Lots more grainy, toasted malt than I was expecting from the aroma, and a lot less fruit. Some grassy hops here as well. The flavor's pretty muted (maybe from the age) but they still provide a firm and snappy medium bitterness. This is pretty tasty, but doesn't live up to the awesome aromas. I'd really like a bit more fruit here (all I'm getting is a tiny hint of citrus), and maybe some of the tart funkiness present in the aromas. Other than that, pretty tasty overall.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and medium-high carbonation

Drinkability: A 750 at 6.9% is doable, but I really think this bottle would be better split between two people and paired with food. I'm thinking some kind of rustic fare, maybe carbonnade flamande and roasted fingerlings with thyme or sage butter?

Conclusion: Glad I finally got to try this beer! I haven't had very many Biere de Gardes at this point; I really didn't like Domaine du Page. Jenlain Noel was ok, even if it was really weird. I loved Schlafly's offering because it had wonderful toasted notes with lots of fruity/funky/earthy flavors and aromas as well. Hildegarde is tasty, but I'd like a little more of the latter to balance out the big toasty notes. Rich and full enough to accompany rustic food, this would be one to pair in my opinion.

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Photo of Bruno74200
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rtepiak
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a biere de garde that has that distinct woody dryness. golden almost clear pour with a head that maintains life but doesn't have a viberant note at all. like a belgian blonde with accent. nose is sour hints of apple and lemon grass and a palate of sweet brown sugar belgian malt liquor. a brisk finish with this quality with a carbonation that heats things up a bit. lager quality with a maibock sort of subtlety.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thierrynantes
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Marius
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Synapstic
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of dpvatty
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of PatGreer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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