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


on tap


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cunningham (6228) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear amber. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma sweet, caramel, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, malt, caramel, dark fruits, some alcohol. Overall: ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8188) - 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 (7286) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2038) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - SEP 8, 2009
Ooh, nice smoky steam pouring out of the just-corked big bottle. Pours very nicely with a strong fluffy head, but unfortunately very little is identifiable in the aroma. Taste is a very average Bière de Garde style of malts and some syrupiness, which means there’s not much to make this one stand out from the pack of widely distributed beers of this type. Found at my local supermarket, and you can find better Bières de Garde there aside from this one for pretty much the same price.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wekker84 (2031) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2013
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus and some hops flavor malts spicy citrus some hops not special

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AirForceHops (5229) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2012
Bottle from Auchan supermarket, Poitiers, France. Golden coloured with a sweet malty and toffee flavour, sulphur notes with spicy and biscuity finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ruigo (1893) - PORTUGAL - AUG 29, 2013
Shared a 75cl bottle from Auchan (Luxembourg). Golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is hoppy, fruity and light. Medium carbonation and very light body. Flavour is light with some bitterness at start but getting sweet at the end. A regular beer.

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