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Castelain Korma

 (RETIRED)
overall
54
40
style
Formerly brewed at Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a special blond beer traditionally brewed with a blend of seven different malts.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Fruity apple, mild yeast aroma. Hazy medium blond aroma with a rocky head.Fruity medium dry apple,pear flavors with a creamy smooth finish.Didn't notice the 7 malts.The best French ale I have tried yet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2003
This blond ale pours a hazy, pale yellow color with a lasting, creamy white head. The flavor is spicy and sweet, with lots of fruity notes and a slight dryness. The finish is long and fruity. The aroma is very spicy and fruity with hints of yeast, orange, and apricot. It has a medium body with lively carbonation and a creamy smooth mouth feel. A very tasty treat from France.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Is ok. Decent level of complexity for a belgian blonde, although I certainly didn't taste seven malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Pale but dense cloudy appearance , moderate head formation. Sweet malts, light fruits, red apple, spice and wood tones. Sweet vivid red apple flavor is strong at first before it gets balance a little by some dry peppery dpice tones and a sour bitterness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Grapefruit, apples, wood, and yeasty aromas. Fairly light with a nice little fruit aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Nice head, hazy, nice balance and a great French beer!!!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
poured a beautiful hazy yellow gleam topped with an icy-shine white glow..
Aroma was cork, white wine, oak and other wood with misty flickerings..
Very interesting..flavor was very corky..but life goes on...anyway..
woody, dry white wine..wood..apples..some more cork..sour white grapes in the finish..Different

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
inebrius (6) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002 does not count
If anyone is looking for me I’ll be in French Flanders. Kicked back with a loaf of crusty bread, some soft bleu cheese, A pet goat named Pierre, and a glass of Korma Blonde Ale. Corked 750. Pour this one easily. My usual healthy pour created a head that rose a full inch above the glass rim and in the end I was left with a perfect marshmallow ball of foam. Slightly hazy pale yellow cast. Nose is malty musty and hints of spice. Malt sweetness with an underlying earthy, oaken flavor is balanced perfectly with a mildly clean hop finish. Introduce this to your wine drinking friends and force them to tell you truth when you inquire about the depth and complexity of flavors as compared to their favorite wines. Quality, indeed!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrislouvion (6) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2002 does not count
Nice head, lasting pretty well for a French Beer. First sip is interesting (’celtic cerveza style). The finish has a little something that tells me I don’t want another one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6343) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2002
Head is initially large, frothy, white, good lacing, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, dense particles ranging from tiny to medium in size, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly hoppy (grass), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of apple, cask wood, and white wine. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. It’s got that telltale French beer odor, which I’ve never been that fond of, and a somewhat dull sweet/sour flavor that just doesn’t appeal to me either.


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