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Brewed by Castelain
Style: Premium Lager
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Lager glass

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
650ml flip-top bottle and 330ml crown cork bottle.
"The first French organic beer". Launched 1986.
Ingredients: Organic malt; organic hops.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - APR 4, 2004
Clear orange with virtually no head. Aroma is mild sweet, spicy, herbal. Taste is lightly spiced, some honey, some herbal, finishing mildly herbal bitter. Light body. Unimpressive, but not bad.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2004
clear light golden, not much of a head. aroma is very very earthy and not to my liking. flavor is pretty much the same...hops are earthy, with only a hint of bitterness...body and mouthfeel are pretty thin..i taste oregano in the finish too.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 Bottle pours a fairly clear pale yellow with big bubbles, a short lived head, and no lace. The aroma is floral hops. The flavor is subtle, very light, very slightly yeasty and spiced with a very spritzy palate. Overall, this must be Jade Lite.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
CEZ (397) - Milano, ITALY - JAN 9, 2004
One would expect much better from a self-proclaimed "biere artisanale" which proudly displayes the master brewer's signature on the label. Deep yellow body, slightly cloudy, with a quickly disappearing head. Unremarkable aroma. Watery and almost tasteless, vaguely yeasty and tarty. No, thanks.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4241) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Pale and frothy appearing biere de garde with a fruity and dry aroma. The flavour is watery and lightly hopped. Overall a weak tasting biere de garde.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2003
750 ml. Bottle. Looked like Budweiser, but smelled a little fruity. The taste was a little fruity but was very bland. The French should stick to making wine!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1918) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Light in color with a very faint aroma. The taste is light and smooth with no sharpness to the finish. Slightly fruity, not very complex.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroueNeault (158) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2003
Nothing special here, except that it is an organic beer. Yellow colour with almost no head. Faint taste and aroma. Not bad, but there are better organic beers than that.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2003
Honey color with a very small lid of off white bubbles. Aromas of stale pale malt and floral hops. Fluffy malt flavors with undertones of farmhouse yeast and light perfumy hops. Dryer in the finish with little to show for itself.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5236) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2003
Odd beer. Pours a hazed blond. Small white head. Nose is odd it's fruit and grains and maybe cardboard. The taste effervescent but not in a champagne sort of way. Some tingle on the tongue but definite malt and fruit flavors dominating this one. Has sort of a dry chalky finish. Not a bad beer, but not an award winner either. Definitely worth trying though!


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