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

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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Poured a nice golden amber with a thick white head. Fruit and citrus on the nose. Light bodied. Banana, citrus fruits, and yeast on the tongue, along with a mild hint of hops. Dry hop finish. Not the best in its style, but it was still a refreshing beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cream, treacle, barley, malt, spice. Pours a golden amber coloured beer with visible carbonation and large white head. Soft, light mouthfeel. treacle, malty, hoppy. hops are quite strong, an enduring palette. Quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rayg1 (586) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a deep golden yellow with a very thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is spicy, slightly sweet, and grassy hoppy. Taste is quite sweet, a bit spicy, and finishes with a mild grassy bitterness, along with a bit of astringency. Body is light, fairly carbonated. Not bad, but it’s missing the complexity I’d like in a biere de garde.

3.2
   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"

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is spiced and yeasty with grassy hoppiness. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly spiced with a barnyard character.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Floback (550) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, 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.

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 (504) - 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.


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