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Abbaye du Cateau Vivat Blonde

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Brewed by Abbaye du Cateau
Style: Bière de Garde
Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.04/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Très régional, son nom rappelle la coutume du « vivat flamand » où l’on honore l’hôte ou les mariés à la fin d’un banquet en reprenant un air connu de tous les Ch’timis.

A golden blond Ale brewed from a unique fermentation process in open tanks, using century old technics. Skimmed manually, Vivat Blond is a pure malt “Bière de Garde” which recalls the natural flavours of beer. Its freshness and its slight bitterness at the finish even charm beer novices.


3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamwitsta (436) - POLAND - JAN 27, 2016
Aroma: overripe fruits, some vinegar, a bit of pickles. Appearance: brownish orange; hazy; head more than enormous, extremely stable. Taste: mildly sweet, a little sour; the whole a little blunt. Palate: body between light and medium; carbonation soft, at least once the head’s settled; finish mildly bitter; mouth feel moderately spicy. Overall: If they could improve the aroma and dilute it less, it could make really nice, easy summer drinking. Now it isn’t bad but not so great either. Also, it feels almost like a mix of beer with wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1759) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2015
Van de tap uit eten in lille. Goudgeel licht troebel en met een witte kuif. Geur is zoet met mandarijnen en galia Smaak zoet met een zuurtje in de afdronk herbal hop.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glacier (105) - Warszawa, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bière de Garde Blonde. Piana wielka, intensywna, ale szybko znika. Kolor pszeniczny. Bardzo duże nasycenie. Piwo o świeżym, słodowym, lekko owocowym, kwaskowym i ziemistym aromacie. W smaku bardzo podobne odczucia. Plus pszeniczny posmak.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (232) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
Agréable, rafraîchissante et légèrement fruitée. Manque de caractère, assez quelconque au final.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1514) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Clear pale to medium golden color, large frothy off-white head, mostly lasting, good lacing; fruity aroma, peach, tangerine, orange peel, perfume, floral; taste medium sweet, loght bitter, fruity notes; medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste mild bittersweet, spicy notes; nice, refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (2343) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle from Auchan. Hazy dark golden with fluffy white head. Straw, a bit earthy, caramel malts without it being very sweet, grassy and soft herbs. Taste is light sweet with light tartness. Medium bodied, quite dry feel. Decent stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2015
Less well-known bière de garde, rating from old notes. Sticky, rocky, off-white head, hazy peach blonde colour with minuscule bits of yeast in it. Flowery aroma of bread dough, unripe peach, flour, hazelnuts, dandelion, orange peel, raw potato. Doughy and starchy character, spicy phenols, refreshing citrus accent, light nutty maltiness; mildly bitter finish with floral and leafy hoppiness but something phenolic too, a little bit wry.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ruigo (1893) - PORTUGAL - FEB 20, 2015
75cl bottle. Orangish golden colour with a thin white head. Caramel, dough and yeast in the aroma. Taste is more on the sweet side with light bitterness. Overall, a regular beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arek (766) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle 0.33 l, Carrefour, Wrocław, Poland.
Złote, mętnawe piwo o obfitej i puszystej pianie oraz świeżym, słodowym, lekko owocowym, kwaskowym i ziemistym aromacie. W smaku gęste, słodowe i zbożowe z łagodną goryczką na finiszu.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4612) - Leuven, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
Blond very clean body and simple head. Soft malts, grainy, herbal yeast, sugary but not necessarily sweet. Simplistic mouthfeel, foamy, light astringent. Not interesting at all but quality is okay. (33cl bottle from Christmas gift pack at Auchan Tours)


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