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

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2010
A golden ale with a thick receeding white head. A rather lager like aroma of german hops and light sulfuric notes., with some caramel notes. In mouth, a crisp malt with german saaz hops, honest and without pretension. Bottle from Inno Supermarket Passy, 2.70 Euros.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darkseduction (593) - Zweibrücken, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle 65cl. Pours a slightly cloudy brew with an impressive white head. NIce appearance but a little bit watery. Nice hops although, pasteurized.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
Bottle from Naturalia CNIT Défense, Paris
Blond color; eggwhite head. Poor aroma, cheap Lager, paper. The flavor as well is poor, simple, weak and not bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeanF (1716) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
Pours nicely, golden yellow, fluffy head on top, in a tulip glass. Aroma is a weak affair of slight grassiness and tin. Taste is a nice and strong graininess, slight roasted malt finish with a good taste left on the palate. Refreshing and tasty.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grant Tasting] Aroma has hay. Pissy yellow grain flavour. Standard French lager. Boring and tasteless.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
65 cL bottle as Biere Blonde Pure Malt Jade from Mariedeck, Bordeaux. Pours clear and golden orange with a small and lacing white head. Grassy and slight cornish to malty aroma. Dry malty and crisp bitter flavourd. Rather simple brew, crisp hoppy and light malty.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4525) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2009
65cl swingtop bottle of Artisan Brasseur Organic Lager from Asda. Amber with a thick billowing white head; hazy on the pour, but bright and clear in the glass. Aroma has wheat and corn grains, and some honey. Soapy mouthfeel, with some light grain flavours; and a decent dry, citrus, grassy hop, bitterness to finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2009
Bottled @ Alvar, turku. Golden, small white head. Grainy, a tad rubbery nose, slight hayish hops. Pretty alright crisp flavor, mild dishwashing hops, hay, slight citric hops, hint of rubber gloves and pepper, some sweetness in the finish. Strongly foaming smooth carbonation. Nice simple organic sauna beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - SEP 5, 2009
65cl bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pale yellow colour, white head. Aroma is soft malty. Flavour is malty, hint of hops. Smooth and soft.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
Bottle 65cl. w. swing top @ RBESG 09 Grand Tasting @ [ The Harlequin, Sheffield, England. ]
Clear medium yellow color with a large, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090719]


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