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

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JaBier (4528) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Pours a clear gold color with a thick off-white head. Malty aroma with some yeasty funkiness. Malty sweet flavor with a bit of funk and a crisp finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, large bubble white head. Aroma of straw and citrus. Taste is mild barnyard, bitter hay. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoelMiler (13) - Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Poured pale golden with a decent white head that diminished quickly. Almost no aroma, although only hints of any scent were apple type flavors, but, so faint to be barely perceptible. Flavor was mild with a bit of cidery spice, but not too overpowering. Quite mild, but, very refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Poured from 750 ml bottle. Sparkling with a very slight haze, a 2-finger cream head and excellent lacing. Head and lacing do not linger very long. Aroma of caramel, grain, yeast, apple and herbs. Taste of caramel, honey, Chardonnay, yeast, bread, apple and rose water. Medium body and medium carbonation. Soft, foamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2012
bottle-conditioned 750ml, BB 24/07/2013. early pour is clear apple juice color with a large-bubbled white head of average retention. early on it has a strangely faint nose, as in, it almost smells like nothing whatsoever. there’s a small bit of red apple esters and mild calcium, copper and soap notes with cork and tomato / vegetable / ketchup scents coming into play as it opens. medium body, somewhat chewy and oily. apple juice flavor with very small accents of ginger root, detergent and hairspray. juicy, sweet, effervescent presence in the mouth. carbonation is a bit too rough, and the malt is a combination of gooey apple cider texture with rough, grain-heavy edges.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flyingzambonie (42) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Refreshing and crisp with slight herb and floral notes. Beautiful blonde color. A wonderful spring/summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle. Clear blond pour with a one finger white head and nice-looking bubble action. Pilsner malts, honey, and grassy/floral hops on the aroma. The flavor is somewhat standard for the style, but well-done nonetheless. Slightly sweet honeyish malt base and mild hop bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel with medium body for the style. Drinkable. A nice tick.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a totally clear blond with sparse head. Aroma is apple, pear, fresh baked bread, honey, pils malt, caramel, banana. Taste is same as aroma. Body is medium, low to medium carbonation, long bready finish. Overall, underwhelming but interesting. You probably need to pair this one with some carefully chosen food to bring out its full character.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
mrhoppy (1284) - Santa Clara, California, USA - APR 17, 2012
F me! Two beers tonight that sucked. I have never had a cell phone but I am going to have to get one because I can’t keep going to these exotic beer stores and taking chances on interesting LOOKING beers. That Suck!!! The best way to describe this beer is European Corona. Bleh! Side note..... their St. Armand is delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours blonde in color with a huge white head that retains well and leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light malts with some fruits, yeast and light hops. Taste is fruity with a light malt sweetness and mild hop bitterness with some yeast. Very spritzy carbonation and modest body provides and nice sensation on the palate. A very appealing brew that is highly recommended.


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