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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.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4645) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2009
50cl can from Leclerc. Amber with a thin off-white head that rapidly faded; sweet honey and apple aromas; full-bodied, malty and rather sweet, with an alcohol burn to the finish, leaving a very sticky mouth-feel. Not pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bov (9674) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - DEC 3, 2008
canned - cloudy blond-orange colour with a persistent white foam leaving a correct lace, aroma of honey and dust with notes of apples in the background, full-bodied and sweet, sticky, a touch of acidity brings some balance, long malty and honeyish finish - a nice warming beer

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2008
Medium carbonation, golden colour, nice head. Rich taste, sugar, honey, bitterness on finish. Quite strong. The kind of beer i like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2008
Canned - GBBF2008. A golden beer with a white head. Grassy hops in the nose. Butter and some hops in the thick chewy body.It’s ok, and tastes like a strong golden ale to me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (20821) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Canned (thanks Rob!). Yellow colour, small white head. Aroma is malts, alcohol and some fruityness. Flavour is fruits, mild malts and hops along with some mild spicy notes. Aftertaste is mostly fruity and spicy. Also has some alcohol in it the flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4274) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle. Golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is warmly lightly spiced, and the flavour is spiced and warmly vinous. Overall a standard tasting belgian style beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6520) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle at Mondial 2008
Appearance: Clear amber gold with medium white top. Visible carbonation.
Nose Light , straight forward pale malts , grainy end with little alcohol burn.
Flavor/Palate : Plenty of initial carbonation. More of clean , straight malts. Sweet, lightly malted but not thin. Midlle class Mocne from France.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle@Home. Light malty aroma with hints of citrus and apple. Yellow color, white head, good lace. Malty, hint of citrus, laurel, pretty bitter. Bitterness is a bit nasty but not too much.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (14016) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2008
500ml can from Carrefour, Calais. Gold colour with thick lasting off white head. This has won awards apparently. It also says on the list of ingredients that it has some "wheat based glucose syrup." Perhaps that is why it is a bit hazy, it would certainly explain why it is too sweet. It’s a bit thick and creamy in the mouth too. Bland. No sharpness to this. Just a sweet sugary mass of cereal. No real hop presence. Along with the 33 Export I had before this, possibly my worst night of beer I’ve ever had. I think I have reached rock bottom in trying to find new beers. Now I wonder if I could buy a couple more and take them to the RBESG in Plsen......


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