Brewed by Castelain
Style: Imperial Pils/Strong Pale Lager
Benifontaine, France


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 2.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Strong pale lager.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lefrenchy (1) - - JUL 29, 2015 does not count
Bière ambrée, arôme caramel et pain d’épice, assez malté en bouche. Palais agréable, bière typique nord de la france avec un goût de céréale assez prononcé.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2015
33cl bottle at our camp site in France. Dark orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with some bitter tones. Malts, caramel, peach, yeast and some spices. Quite an ok French brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (3941) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2014
Has a red amber color. The aroma and flavour are strong with syrupy red fruit. Considering it’s sweetness it is quite smooth and easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Can 50 cl. Courtesy of jaghana. pours amber with a sligh haze and an off-white head. Very sweet caramellish nose. Solid body, heavy malt base, some caramel and fruit with a boozy finish. Some late hops too. Not the worst way to get loaded. 311011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2013
33cl bottle from Terre de Boissons, Calais. Clear amber lasting white head. It’s pretty good. Drinkable 8% beer, bit of mustiness bit of oxidisation. Otherwise it’s fine. I’d have gone with strong French biere de garde, but didn’t know it was a lager. And wouldn’t taste it. might be an older bottle hence the oxidisation. Fine, it’s ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VDuquerroux (639) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear sparkling orange beer with a medium white head ; medium retention. Fruity aroma (citrus, prune), biscuit, alcohol, caramel, sugar. Medium to heavy sweet ; warming ; light dry. Full body, thin silky texture, soft carbonation, sweet warming lasting finish. Overall, OK, sweet, warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2010
canned; from Mondial de la Bière 2010, Strasbourg - clear and bright amber colour, no foam left; aroma of chewy malts, corn and alcohol; very sweet and full-bodied, some late tartness and a low bitterness; the finish is fruity and corny with some residual sugars - acceptable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madsberg (10783) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
Canned. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Aroma of sweetness, fruits, grass. Flavour of grass, fruits, some spice and caramel. Meidum bodied. Dry fruity end.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
freretoc (1134) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2014
Bue à la pression au Kilarney (Besançon) en 25cl, couleur blonde, mousse moyenne tout comme l’effervescence, une bière assez amère en début de bouche, maltée et sucrée juste sympa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (35101) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2011
50 cL can. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is cornish and caramelish. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Toasted caramelish and light breadish. Light bitter finish.

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