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


on tap

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (9455) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle. Buttery malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Sweet buttery malt flavor with a light herbal finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - AUG 31, 2013
330mL. Pours relatively clear deep golden with medium, thicker white foam. Higher carbonation. Nose is interesting- soured apple, grass, mild skunk, bananas foster. Taste is a bit tart, papery, banana, apple, white sugar. Overall a tad odd with that soured as in souring apple pie, not sour apple like green apple. Strange overall, drinkable, but the sugar density makes this a heavy beer to get through and there is little rustic malt and hop character to help you through it. Disappointing. This beer style is ripe for some overhaul.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (8883) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle. Poured clear gold with an amber hue and an off-white head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grains and biscuit with a slight floral and spice note. Flavor was similarly over sweet with biscuit and grain with a bit of spice and flower coming through.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8799) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. The cork popped with amazing force, showing me a gold, heavily carbonated beer with a 2-finger, fluffy white head. The aroma was hopcitric, with some honey, apricot, and barnyardy notes. The flavor was citric and spicy, with floral, some apricot, honey, and barnyardy cobwebby esters and yeast. Gets a little sweeter as it warms, but retains a refreshing palate and complexity. I used to hate this style, but now I really enjoy it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 2, 2003
As full of yeast chunks as stars in the night sky of a moonless night...Fresh cereal perfume the large, open field, as lavish flowers grow through a dry bread crumb soil...Musty pears lead us out wishing we could have stayed longer to better appreciate its depths...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 7, 2007
Bottle. Light golden beer with a nice whitish head. LIght malty aroma with a bit of spice. Malty flavor - some sweetness in the finish, with a bit of spice and grass. Crisp and refreshing. Doesn’t have a lot of spice and yeast component and borders on a pils. Clean. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2010
Bottle from La Trappe in San Fran. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is great; barn, hay, sweet honey. A similar flavor; sweet grains, honey, hay. Smooth and tasty. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7437) - Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma and flavor have bready malts, honey, light caramel, mild fruity notes, some dusty character, soft earthy bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (7347) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours golden orange with an off white head. Light sweet malty aroma with some spicy hints and a light must. The flavor has a sweet malt base with some spicy and herbal notes. Pretty good.

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