Brewed by Castelain
Style: Pale Lager
Benifontaine, France


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RATINGS: 164   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bartlebier (3249) - 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?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5095) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2013
Golden clear body and bubbly white body. Light malty, farmhouse yeast, not very fruity, grass hops but only little. Simple Belgian style blond with very mild taste. Doesn’t quite stack up to the Belgian originals but an extra point for being organic. Unexciting. (50cl bottle from Carrefour in Tours)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3736) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2013
Clear golden of color with a white head. An aroma of malt, sweets, hops and citrus. A flavor of malt, hops, grass and weak bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (20242) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2012
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow color, medium white head. Aroma of grass, straw. Taste is bitter citrus and fruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gunnfryd (13900) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is butterscotsch, caramel, orange. Flavour is butterscotsch, hop, fruit, citrus. Medium body. Boring beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
markas101 (2258) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
25 cl bottle, Paris, France via Monoprix. Medium gold, thin head. Faint spice aroma, some honey, fairly carbonated with a spicy finish. Better than a standard French lager but, perhaps not worth the premium.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (1301) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
650 ml flip top bottle. Pale straw gold color topped by a large bubbly white head. Grainy malt nose has hints of hay and lemon peel. Soft fruity malt palate is thin to the taste. Some citrus hops, but very little. Light and refreshing, with a brief dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaziopiwosz (384) - Warszawa / Wałbrzych, POLAND - SEP 9, 2012
Good balanced bitter palate. Bitter taste. White and thick foam, stays for 90 seconds. Dark-golden colour, almost ideal.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
zacgillbanks (4141) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2012
Bottles from Intermarche supermarket, Les Charmilles, France; Sainsbury’s, Darlington; The Village Bakery, Melmerby, Penrith, Cumbria Also known as Sainsbury’s SO Organic French Lager. A pale golden lager with a slight fruity flavour, malty and toffee notes and a dry, crisp finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (16377) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle, 33cl. A lightly unclear, golden orange beer with a small, white head. Quite butterscotchy aroma, with caramel, fruityness and some notes of orange. A little caramel in the flavor, a touch of butterscotch, and mostly generic fruityness and also some citrus. Some bitterness towards the end. Medium body, pleasant carbonation. A drinkable one, getting used to the butterscotch. 120804

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