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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2005
750 thanks to Blake. Labeled "Blond Biere de Garge". Clear yellow body, thin white head that laces pretty well. Taffy aroma with light lemon grass and lime (mineral). The flavor focuses on sweet pale malt with spicy lemon grass. Wheat bread crust and light stone. A well put-together bier de garde.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4349) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2007 Pours a bright yellow/gold into a snifter. Very malty, earthy smell -- a little hay. Very little head retention. Very active, fizzy. Long malt finish. Very nice and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patrick767 (3566) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2009
33 cl bottle - Pours golden with a two finger white head. It has a light aroma of bready malt with fruit undertones. The flavor is sweet and fruity with a light but not watery body. It’s a pleasant and enjoyable session brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5792) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5898) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (937) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottled Jan. 23 2009. Crystal clear deep golden, almost no head. The nose is very floral, green grapes, chardonnay, peaches. Light to medium bodied, nice sweet malt base, lots of apple cider and pear flavors, musty and earthy, and a grassy and slightly dry finish that tastes of dusty hops. Nicely balanced, nicely aged, very sophisticated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4144) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours blonde in color with a huge white head that retains well and leaves some thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is light malts with some fruits, yeast and light hops. Taste is fruity with a light malt sweetness and mild hop bitterness with some yeast. Very spritzy carbonation and modest body provides and nice sensation on the palate. A very appealing brew that is highly recommended.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (10283) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft. Hazy golden yellow color, large bubble white head. Aroma of straw and citrus. Taste is mild barnyard, bitter hay. Nice.

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.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davhgbrew (934) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Dark golden appearance. Aroma of the winner’s circle in Amesbury. ..basically a dingey sports bar that had pool tables in the basement. Sips medium bodied with moderate liveliness, slightly champagne like palate. Yeasty, bready, and leaning towards malt driven flavors. Finish is moderately dry and crisp showing off the refreshing qualities. Nice brew, prob really good with cheese and light fish.


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