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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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2006
smells like honey, and color is gold and it is very bubbly. i really really liked this one. way to go frenchies!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle. Granted, this is my first biere de garde, but I really loved it. It seems saison and this style have really won me over when I dont want an in-your-face apa or such. Great aroma typical of a farmhouse ale, with the malt taking a front seat to the yeastyness. Overall, it has this flavor similar to Unibroue Edition 2004 to me for some reason, mixed with Saison Dupont. Very much enjoyed and highly recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonwell (104) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - NOV 17, 2004
Sunshine on a winter night. A contradiction in terms to say the least, but, there it was. Who are we to question norms when we don’t know if we’re even alive or a dream in the mind of an alien bug? Is this cool breeze another figment of another consciousness? This lemon grove? This field of grass? The golden blonde hair of my companion? I may never know... but I doubt I’ll ever care.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
corpsuckle (101) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Haven’t had many French beers... This one was great! I thought it was a nice balanced example of the style; not overbearing in any aspect. I’ll be buying more of this one.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Subtle light caramelly malt aroma with a light citrus ester hint (no hop aroma) and faint mustiness. Beautiful bright golden straw color with funky chunky yeast sediment unless you very carefully decant. Light carbonatation and bright acidity complements light caramel malt flavor and green apple esters with very slight alcohol spicyness. Soft, persistent bitterness rounds out a lingering slighly dry finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Aroma: Delicately balanced nose wavering between noble hop and clean pils malt Appearance: Ok head retention, blond body, good clarity. White head. Flavor: Crisp, clean and dry upfront with some sweet malts in the finish. Low hop. Very clean. Palate: Very thirst quenching, dry finish with moderate carbonation, giving a little carbonic bite but not over the top. Overall: Clean, crisp and very delicate and drinkable brew.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2005
A malty body giving off subtle tones of breaded fruits and a clean warm finish. Easy to enjoy.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OldManWinter (18) - Alabama, USA - JUN 25, 2011
Armoa: bread & floral, mild; Appearance: golden - orange, beautiful; Taste: excellent! Palate: medium, creamy, average carb; one of my favorite beers ever

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hookemwahoo (13) - Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Had this at Disney World of all places. Not your average blonde with malt and caramel notes, a slightly less sweet, but arguably more delicious blonde beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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