Brewed by Bourganel
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Vals-Les-Bains, France


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Lagered blonde beer with chestnut puree.
Ingredients: Malt, hops, chestnut puree, vanilla.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BeerCast_Rich (1891) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2012
[330ml bottle, Beers of Europe, King’s Lynn] Brown pour, with a thin lacing of gassy bubbles. Rather sweet, almost vanilla-like aroma. First taste is weetabix – that dry, wheaty cereal flavour. There’s some vague sweet nutty edge to the aftertaste, but overall it’s quite disappointing. As a chestnut beer, I much prefer Pietra (but don’t tell the French) [06012012]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jerre (2712) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2011
Thx to Lefty aug. 2011. Tate @ home end octobre ’11. A hazy orange color, with a darkwhite head. Borring beer aroma toffee, bit vanilla and nutstouch. Medium body. Tastebit chocolate and nuts in the finish. Special but not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TBone (12937) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
Bottled 330ml (BZ, BB 10/2012)
Amber-copper color, small steady off-white head. Aroma of berries, vanilla and nutty malts. Medium-bodied. Vanilla dominates, not whiskey barrel like vanilla but ice-cream vanilla. Otherwise quite basic sweetish malty, caramelly lager with berries in the finish. A bit too obscure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6675) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Pours amber with a thin off-white head and a nutty aroma. There is a mild caramel malt flavor with lots of chestnut.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kristall-König (2293) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2011
Geruch malzig, vanillig und marginal Karamelltöne. Malzig-karamelliger Start. Mittig Vanilletöne aber dünn im Aroma. Leicht malzbitterer Abgang. Ein Bier mit Maronen aus dem Tal der Ardeche. Klingt nicht übel. Geschmacklich leider viel zu verwässert und lasch ausgefallen. Da hätte man mehr draus machen können.Test vom 3.8.2009, Gebinde: Glasflasche

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8002) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2011
bottle from Village de la Bière Strasbourg. Clear deep golden colour, large white head. Aroma of chestnut. Maöty, very very shy hop flavours in the finish, hints of cocoa powder, chocolate and nuts, chestnut. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9647) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 2, 2010
from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - translucid bright reddish-amber colour with no foam left; a fair aroma of chestnuts; pretty oily palate and a modest malt backbone, a solid but subtle carbonation, some late tartness and quite sweet; long chestnutty finish - one-dimensional but not unpleasant

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jaghana (4074) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle 33cl from Mondial de la bière. A clear light amber beer with no head and very low carbonation. Aroma is lightly on chestnut at the beginning and after that nothing, a watery beer, no malt, no hops, nothing, very boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rand (1300) - SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2010
Bouteille 33 cl de la brasserie à Vals-les-Bains (F). Bière couleur marron-ambrée, petite mousse fine et timide. Le parfum se concentre sur le marron, malt fruité. Goût frais, plutôt mince, douceur du marron et pointe de vanille. Touche de champignons des bois et de chocolat au lait. Plus sèche en finale, assez longue, agréable surtout sur place dans la belle Ardèche.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (14888) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
Bottle at Borefts 10am day after hotel tasting after a very bad drunk Borefts festival ... amber ... light fruity nose ... lagery .... little malt ... little fruit .

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