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


on tap


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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

mile's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mile (3787) - Helsinki, - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Golden, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light fruitiness, faint hoppyness. Body is medium, malty - lightly wheaty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some fruitines, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty - lightly wheaty and lightly sweetish, some caramel and some fruitiness, faint hoppyness and light alcohol. Quite typical sweetish French ale - lacks character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
Varsin kirkkaan kullankeltainen olut kohtalaisen pienellä, mutta tiiviillä hieman pitsiä jättävällä vaahdolla. Tuoksu Bellerosea aavistuksen voimakkaampi, viljainen ja hiivainen. Maku ruohoinen ja viljainen sekä aavistuksen sitruksinen. Keskitäyteläinen suutuntuma, kuiva ja katkerakin loppumaultaan, mutta viimeisenä tuntemuksena suuhun jää kuitenkin pieni vetisyys. Asteen verran Bellerosea parempi, mutta ei juuri muuta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bitek (427) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 9, 2016
Fenolowe, owocowe, lekko zbożowe. Ciało średnie. Dość wytrawne, cierpkie, goryczka niska. Wysycenie potężne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 12, 2016
750ml bottle poured hazy gold with lasting frothiness & a floral fruity aroma the taste is lightly sour stonefruit yeasty spicy flavours with the alcohol & a tart apple sweet dry ciderish finish ideal on this hot summer sunday afternoon

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kamwitsta (553) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (2133) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glacier (189) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (306) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 24, 2015
Agréable, rafraîchissante et légèrement fruitée. Manque de caractère, assez quelconque au final.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blackisle (1978) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3627) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alengrin (4467) - 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.

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