Brewed by Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
L'Abbaye de Lille est une bière blonde de tradition. Brassée à partir de malts pâles et de houblons apportant une pine amertume et de précieux aromes. Il est conseillé de la stocker à l'abri de la lumière et de la déguster à une température de 8 à 10C

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8862) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2010
(bottle, 75cl) Hazy, pale golden colour with a fluffy white foam. Moderately sweet and grainy malty aroma with a tinge of biscuits and marzipan, accompanied by traces of flowery hops. Moderately sweet and faint bitter flavour, medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Slightly grainy and subtle fruity taste with light floral notes; medium-dry mildly grainy and shy fruity finish. A bit flat but drinkable brew. 02.XII.09

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8861) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2007
bottle, bought at Auchan hypermarché. Clear pale yellow, persistent head. Well-balances hoppy and malty bière de garde. It appears quite spicy has hints of grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Fluffy low off-white and quickly disappearing head. Clear golden body. Mild fruity honey aroma and flavor with a bit of caramel. Low carbonation. Short aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Plovmand (7100) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Golden body. Medium off white head. Mainly malt, caramel and fruit in aroma. Some yeast as well. Flavour is sweet malty and light spicy. Some notes of fruit. Medium palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6809) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2010
Big offwhite coarseish head. Deep yellow body with carbonation. Floral milky aroma with fruity notes. Dry floral peppery mealy taste with fruity notes. Light body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry floral peppery fruity aftertaste with mealy grassy light toffee notes. Nice and drinkable, with some character. (0.75l bottle, Auchain, Illkirch, Strasbourg.)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ogivlado (6466) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottled(750ml). -from Auchan Budapest tried in Sarajevo.
Golden coloured, medium to big sized white head that went away slowly, light cheesy nose. Sweet malty, herbal and slight yeasty taste with notes of spices and friuts. Some grainy notes in rather bitter finish. To be honest I’ve expected (much) better beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (5828) - Halden, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
Golden colour with a white head. Malty and light fruity aroma. Thinner texture than expected but also a bit more hoppy than expected. Light malty and hoppy flavour.
[Bottle from Auchan Market in Luxembourg]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5070) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
Cork and caged 0.75 litre bottle: best before 16 Sept 2012, poured into three pilsner glasses on 10 March 2012. Yellowy orange body of well carbonated beer: on top sat large heads of white bubbles which left some good lacing as the beer levels dropped. Smells of citrus hops, metal mops and fresh yeast. Tastes of fizzy citrus hops, rusting metal mops and old yeast. The alcohol is well hidden, but overall this isn’t a well balanced brew in my eyes: different certainly, but not really interesting or compelling enough to have another bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4823) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle 75cl @Auchan, a clear copper beer with medium head. Nose is on fruits, sugar and spices. Aroma is sweet, medium malty, currant fruit notes, peppery hops, bit too sweet. Quite basic.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (4793) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 8, 2012
Draft @ Novare Res. Pale yellow color with thick full head, good retention in the Tulip. Light malty nose. Flavor is mild yeast providing a light fruit. I also get a light grain. Lighter in body with a short finish. Very plain and simple. Drinkable but I wasn’t craving another glass.

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