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Castelain Maltesse Blonde

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Formerly brewed at Castelain
Style: Strong Pale Lager/Imperial Pils
Benifontaine, France

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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Maltesse est la toute nouvelle bière de la Brasserie Castelain. Déjà récompensée d’une Médaille d’Argent au Concours Général Agricole 2007, Maltesse sera commercialisée à partir du 30 mai dans le réseau Grandes et Moyennes Surfaces. Maltesse est une bière blonde aux reflets dorés. Sa mousse est particulièrement dense et onctueuse. Bière finement pétillante et rafraîchissante, Maltesse, la reine des bières, allie des parfums riches et puissants qui laissent en bouche un goût fruité d’un grand raffinement. Maltesse est une bière de fermentation basse. Son degré d’alcool (7.7% Alc. Vol.) et sa garde longue, en font un produit riche et puissant dont la recette semble avoir traversé les âges. Afin de profiter de toute sa saveur, il est conseillé de la tenir au frais et de la déguster à une température de +/- 6°C dans son verre préalablement rincé et non essuyé. Maltesse est proposée sous deux formats : en bouteille 75 cl (sortie fin mai) et en boîte 50 cl (sortie mi-juin).

Replaced by Maltesse Triple, brewed with a different yeast and hop variety.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
Corked bottle from Auchan, Quatre Temps, La Défense, Paris
Hazy deep blond color; eggwhite head. The aroma is almost absent. The body is quite strong, poor malt flavor, corn; strong bitterness, the final is a bit oily. Useless.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2010
Mondiale 08. Pours a bland pale gold with a fizzy soda like head to nothing. Aroma is straight up DMS and acetaldehyde and raw uncooked malt extract- honey and too sweet- corny. Flavor is grassy, thick syrupy sweet malts, rice, liquid malt extract twang, corn grits, DMS and green apple skin which just made me feel like I was getting a headache as I drank this swill- gross.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (1662) - Nunavut, CANADA - JAN 18, 2010
750ml bottle found at Auchan in La Defense. Pours yellow-gold with soapy head, aroma of syrup and malts. Taste is a still-too-sweet mix of malt and caramel, slight leather notes as well. A little on the undeveloped side.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle 75cl. @ The Danish Summer Gathering Tasting, TSODRBSG09.
Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, spicy, light to moderate yeasty. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090822]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (506) - Tuscany, ITALY - NOV 4, 2009
Creamy white full lasting head. Amber-golden colour. Aroma is malty with light honey, floral and spicy notes. Flavor is moderately malty with hoppy, herbal and bready tones, ending in a moderately hoppy finish. Medium bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13211) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 29, 2009
Bottle, 75cl corked, courtesy of MiP. It is an almost clear golden beer with a small off-white head. Sweet, caramel flavor with some fruits and alcohol. There’s some fruityness in the mouth too, a fine bitterness, and sweet caramel. Medium body, nicely carbonated. Rather short finish that is more warming than necessary. A quite decent one, dangerously easy drinkable for a beer like this. A bit on the malty side, meaning it lacks on hops. 090821

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 20, 2009
Botela. Clear golden. Sweet, yeasty and malty aroma. The flavour is sweet and malty with alcohol and a pleasant bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2009
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of MiP. Pours a clear deep golden with an off-white head. Sweetish malty nose. Quite full-bodied with a solid malt base and a rather subdued bitterness. Some alcohol in the finish. 220809

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2009
Bottle, 7.7%. Papery aroma. Almost clear golden colour. Very small white head. Good malty flavour, peppery, hint of spice. OK balanced.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Maria (10130) - Thisted, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
The color is yellow-golden and the head is white. The aroma has notes of malt, fruit and a little sweetness. The flavor has sweetness and notes of malt, fruit and light citrus in the dryish finish. Not very complex.


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