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


on tap

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 3, 2003
App: light gold,no head(although I didn't get to pour it myself, even swirling the glass didn't produce much foam) Aro:Floral, musty, carmelized malt Palate:nice and easy Flavor:malt with spicy yeast notes...didn't notice much alcohol. Overall:it comes together nicely, sweet, spicy, floral, malty. But as others have said "good but not great"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2003
Lightly cloudy golden color with a moderate fluffy white head. Barnyard and alcohol aroma. Flavors of light apples, mild sweet malt and farm yeast. Mild acidic finish. Mild and uneventful.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Started with a big malt body, followed by light fruits. Not overly carbonated - added to the smoothness. Dry finish with lingering fruits. tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Bright golden color, spicy apple sweet nose. Upfront malty dark fruit taste. Very light and crisp on the palate. My first real Biere de Garde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
A nice looking offering, with medium yellow/gold color and a fairly large whitish head. The aroma is fairly light, as seems typical of the style, but is nice. The flavor seems lightly earthy, and sits a long while on the palatte. A nice Biere de Garde, though not a great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2003
Fancy corked 750ml bottled two months ago (March 7, 2003). i found the label to be overly lacking. it was ok, but i expected more from the label. The beer was a nice golden color with an aroma that reminded me faintly of hard cider. sorta. the taste reminded me of the label...ok, but i found it to be lacking and let me down a little. not bad at all, but then again nothing really wowed me either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2003
750ML bottle dated 03/07/03 drank on 05/05/03: Clear light yellow color with a small white head. Straw/grassy aroma with a touch of lemon and a bit of yeast. Fizzy mouthfeel, ends sweet and without much character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2003
Very old bottle, 03/97. Barnyard aroma. Very sweet malty flavor. Light. Flavor as a little old lawn clipping flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2003
Looks very nice with a light color and a large head. Aroma is slightly skunky. Taste is malty with a clean slight bitter finish. good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FezMonkey (268) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Nothing to write home about but still better than the mass produced beers. I would most likely not get this one again not because it was bad just that there are others I prefer.

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