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

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RATINGS: 236   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drdisque (526) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Pours rusty amber. Nose is sweet and floral. Rich floral flavor with spice and malty notes and slight bitterness on the finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Floback (525) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Pours blond with a half-inch of off-white head. The aroma is buttery with strong malts and a hint of nuts. Notes of biscuit, more malts, more nuts, subtle banana, green apple, and grains. Medium/high carbonation and medium body. Not too complex, but a solid brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2002
Looks like a lager, but tastes nothing like one. Fruity/sweet, with some yeastiness and a little hop well in the back. Some alcohol on the finish. Not bad at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 4, 2002
Absolutely blows Jenlain out of the water. Icredible head on this one boys. So sweet and syrupy a must with lamb. damn damn fine

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2004
Big bottle. Rich golden brew, straight clean taste, more of a super lager than an ale. I’m missing the grass and pepper that comes through so well in Heavyweight’s Biere D’Art. Next up is 3 Monts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2002
Deep golden color with a small head that quickly turned to a nice thin lace. Mild hop aroma, with what smells like dried fruit to me. Has kind of a complex sweetness that is very thick and long lasting. Very syrupy and probably should only be drank with something like a dense chocalate cake. Not really to be consumed by itself, but would go quite well with sweets or a big hearty meal.

3
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2006 Light yellow – white head –bubble gum, grass, hay nose- taste yeast, slightly malty- creamy medium body –aftertaste frothy, crisp

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jake Barnes (456) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2002
Not overly impressive. I just didn’t find much there. Some yeast and hay flavors but not a whole lot there overall. Not bad but I was expecting more from my first biere de garde.


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