Brewed by Castelain
Style: Pale Lager
Benifontaine, France


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RATINGS: 165   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
650ml flip-top bottle and 330ml crown cork bottle.
"The first French organic beer". Launched 1986.
Ingredients: Organic malt; organic hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gegwilson (3033) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from a French supermarket. Golden with a frothy white head. Light and refreshing with a quite grainy/wheat taste and some spiciness. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Benzai (12771) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear golden color, medium sized white head. Smell and taste malts, lightly grains, lightly straw, lightly bitter. Average body and carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Clear golden colour with a medium sized white head. Smells malts, grains, slightly cardboard. Tastes sweet, malts, slightly old. Could use a little bit more crispness. Thin body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
YantarCoast (873) - Moscow, RUSSIA - AUG 24, 2014
Zero aroma,almost no head. Watery. Was not worth the £5 price tag for a 330ml bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1920) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Appearance: Light golden, clear. Nice amount of half-inch white head, long lasting. Looks very appealing, at least compared to the previous beer I had...
Aroma: Malt, sweetness. Any hops in there?
Taste: Sweet malt, slight hops, but not much. Lacks bitterness, not that I wanted an IPA or anything.
Bought: Saveur-Biere.com, 330 ml, €2.60
Info: 1/8-2014, 57/300M, BB: 4/5-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
miquelcrush (2049) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmgreenuk (7311) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle courtesy of sic1314. Poured a clear light straw with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast light malt. The flavour is light biter with a bubbly malt palate. Light bodied with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
Poured a bright light golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of slightly sweet water.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deanso (8458) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2014
33cl bottle shared. Thin white head. Pale golden pour. An ok lager. No aroma

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1529) - HONG KONG - FEB 18, 2014

250 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear light golden honey yellow colour; One quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Small sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Quite pungent aroma of full malt, with grains, bread, lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with pretty strong lemon and lime, faint syrup, bread, and light grass; Mid to light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is slightly thinned but with full maltyness, a hint of syrupy feel but pretty much sugar-less in palate. Bready, no off taste, very strong citrusy hop presence. Pretty good... Hoppiness is strong lemon, lime and grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is very low in background, only malty finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: How often do you equate French lagers with decent quality? Well this one has both good and bad, but it can be counted as one of those: good colour, poor head, full malty in thin body yet pretty fulfilling, very low sweetness, no off-tastes, very expressive lemony hops but with minimal bitterness. One for easy drinking, and I am okay with that.

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