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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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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6204) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a hazy golden color with a medium sized foamy white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was light citrus and bread. The flavor was tart and citric with touches of bread, must, chalk and perfume. Medium length finish. Medium body. Eh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6181) - Yorktown, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6166) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5871) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2003
Poured a cloudy golden color with a small creamy, fizzly head with no lacing. It had a sweet apple, light fruit aroma, there was also some carbonation in the aroma. Had a somewhat old taste, slight carbonation, mild apple, spice dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5678) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Clear, brassy gold with a whipped, off-white head. Aroma is malt, grain, a little buttery. Taste is deeply sweet, malt....caramel, sugar. Not bad, a little clingy sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (5571) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2005 My first biere de garde and I enjoyed it very much. French in origin, but all characteristics are of a Belgian ale, much like a saison, but there is also complex yeast and malt make this similar to an abbey style beer. Combined, these qualities show why biere de gard is hard to fit into any category. This beer is very floral, with a pleasant light body. Some light fruit flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Pouring a hazy straw color with a fizzy white head, this has an earthy, barnyard aroma with hints of lemon-lime and spices. Soft mouthfeel, but dry and acidic as well. It’s got a sweet/tart taste to it, light toffee-like maltiness, citric but musty. Refreshing citric tart finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Bready citrus aroma. Bright palate and a crisp citrus bread taste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EithCubes (5431) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle (best before 02/03/08, but drunk young). Complex malt aroma with strong notes of grass and spice, lesser touches of caramel and yeast. Hay-ish hops. Golden body with strong visible carbonation and a creamy, lacing white head. Body is medium-light and crisp, bready and spicy with grass and only a touch of citrus. Lightly bitter and lightly sweet, but endlessly drinkable. Finish is dry and slightly tart/acidic. Some nice, pleasant, and robust lager qualities but without the complexity I’d hoped for.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (5394) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2011
A light ale throughout, a little bit of yeast in the flavor, but rather boring and simple otherwise.


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