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Brewed by Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2003
Pale yellow body(blond) fills the snifter, almost clear with a deceptive short-lasting head. Obviously bottle-conditioned, coarse sediments are everywhere in suspension from the beginning of the pour, it's almost ridiculous. Aroma is pleasant straw (I wouldn't combine those 2 words usually, but this seemed like a good fit with the ensemble), light field hops. The sniff would gain a lot from being more intense. Fruity Biere de Garde: peaches and apples endow the tongue together with caramelic malts and subtle flowery hops. The finish is sweet like a pears pie. Body is medium and creamy. Nicely done beer, certainly not world-class, but like any Biere de Garde, this has a definite cachet to me, besides being effortlessly drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6113) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2008
750, corked and baled. Pours a crystal clear medium gold. Thick, fizzy platinum blonde head that falls quickly to film. Light stringy lace. Sweet, somewhat cloying aroma of grass, caramel, and toffee. Medium, slightly undercarbonated body. Sweet, cloying, grassy, caramelly, toffeeish. Definitely needs to scale back the sweetness in several directions. Long sticky sweet finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5934) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Glowing amber color/ viscous white head, nice lacing. Nice aged pils malt, pungent spicy hop aromas. smooth medium body. Nice pale, pils malt, cereal grain flavors with spicy hops. nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5726) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2014
draft at Blue monk, medium bodied golden pour. light honey, fruity notes, light spiciness, touch of wet cardboard. ok

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (5687) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Bottle courtesy of deyholla (and I’d be blacklisted if I didn’t specifically list his girlfriend, as the contributor). Pours a golden bright hue, a bit dulled, no haze, frothy filmed whitish head laces small, films. Aromas are funky skunky grains, a touch of pear, apple, grains, bread, faint sweet honey. Initial is light bodied, fruity tartness of pear and hardcore apple juice, touch of bread, grains, faint honey, vanilla, no real hop bitterness. Mellow sweetness, tart fruit, light funk or skunk. Mellow, slightly tart, a bit of skunk and shelf wear is evident. Dissappointing for it’s ranking, but not bad by any stretch.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5647) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2004
Poured with a nice solid head over cloudy yellow. Musty honey aroma. Very banana-spiced flavor, with a hint of peppery spice. Crazy stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Bready citrus aroma. Bright palate and a crisp citrus bread taste

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5478) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2005
Whole Foods, Sandy Springs, Ga. - 750 ml bottle. Pours a slightly murky, medium golden with a very frothy white starchy head with excellent lacing. Fresh, lemony aroma with hints of mown grass. Flavor has some slight caramel notes, some essences of raw cookie dough and a hint of lemon. Mouthfeel is decently sticky and thick. Astyle I am still tryin got get a handle on - but this appears to be a good sample of one.


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