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

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Hay, alcohol, malt. That’s what I taste. Not good. The body looks light, but malty metallic tones make for a bad brew. Not recommended.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
Deep Golden color with orange undertones. Sweet Fruity Aroma with apple like undertones. Slightly hoppy flavor with sweet malty undertones.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
AskForJenny (1020) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
0.75l - Straw clorored liquid under thick white head. Woody, vegtable nose. No real flavor, watery and refreshing. Nutty flavor entered as it warmed. A solid example of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
queenholly (2865) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bottle. Butterscotch aroma. Hazy honey gold, minimal head, flocculation. Sweet buttery caramel malt and old cardboard flavor. Body on the light side of medium.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Clear golden body, big bubbles rising, and a big white head. 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4184) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
The aroma is sweet with malt, honey, yeast, and fruit. The appearance is blond with haze and a small head. The flavor is like the aroma (sweet) and very much like a Belgian Ale. The palate is a bit thin. This beer is somewhat watery and weak but it is still OK.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deyholla (6520) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 27, 2005
the smell,taste,and look was very similar to corona.this is another example of a beer with a fancy cork,cage,and price that i wasted money on.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintocb (645) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Clearish yellow. Not much head. Smells like a typical lager. Almost skunky. Some fruit in the taste. Clean finish.


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