Brewed by Castelain
Style: Pale Lager
Benifontaine, France


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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   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 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (5726) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
horeca 13 pours clear, light blonde. no foam smell is old applejuice taste is a bit bitter rather high carbo bit grainy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jookos (5032) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pale yellow, clear. Pretty typical ’warm country’ lager aroma - there’s the lager yeasty character, a bit of corn maltyness, not really any hops, but a sort of lightness, freshness, that works well on hot sweaty sunny days somewhere in southern europe or -america. Light body, with a slightly oily finish. Weak flavours, mainly the slight cornish malts. I like the organic aspect of the product, makes me feel like they’ve put some effort into it. But overall it’s pretty weak, bland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjs (6065) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 30/07/14, courtesy of FatPhil, 20131018) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and sparse. Aroma had sweetness, starch and metallicness. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, starch, hint of grass and low bitterness. Aftertaste was short and had low bitterness. A flawless beer with neither aroma nor taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (2047) - PORTUGAL - SEP 3, 2013
Shared a 75cl bottle from Such an (Luxembourg). Golden colour with white lace. Hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation and light body. Flavour is light... Too light... Bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bière cuivrée, légèrement voilée et coiffée d’un beau col crémeux laissant une opulente dentelle au verre. Des arômes très légers de malt caramel et de foin humide. Faible en goût, peu amère avec un peu de sucres. Elle est plutôt aqueuse, de corps frêle, très effervescente et se termine rapidement sur des arômes assez pâles.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (5402) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber color. Small head, stays. Sweet, malty, watery, toffee in aroma. Weak aroma. Taste is pretty much the same. It’s just so watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bouteille de 650ml, avec bouchon de céramique, achetée chez Monoprix (Paris, France). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréale avec une pointe d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #4904)

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
FatPhil (12785) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 21, 2013
330ml bottle - shared by Anna and Marduk from 6llesummer
Pale, fizzy. Mild goats cheese aroma, some simple bready malts, and a hint of baby vomit. Nimbu masala brings out just a hint of that in the taste. But otherwise it’s a weak thin light maltiness. Thin biting noble hops. A touch drying resininess. Very watery palate. As dull as dishwater.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2013
65cl bottle from some grocery store in Nice, France. Pours a crystal clear, yellow-gold colored body with a finger-width, foamy and frothy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is slightly sweet, honeyish pale malts with some grain, touches of hay, and a light fruit note. Flavor is thin, grainy pale malts with a touch of honey sweetness, a light hay, and just a hint of fruit. Finishes clean and dry with a very light bitterness before leaving a short aftertaste. Light body and a soft, somewhat active, moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty basic pale lager. Not terrible, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3215) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - APR 7, 2013
65cl fliptop bottle from the "bio corner" @Leclerc Verdun. - Typically malty French lager which sadly muffles all quality natural ingredients and specifically characteristic natural hops (pepper, grass, some lemon) under almost chewy layers of it seems poorly ground malts. Kronenbourg’s self-righteously organic nephew?

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