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Castelain Maltesse Blonde

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


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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 2.96/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40837) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2009
75 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild phenolic with a light spiced note. Roasted malty and caramelish and mild spiced flavoured. Bitter and dry flavoured. Mild malty and solid bitter to dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34660) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2009
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a thin off-white head. The flavor is sweet malty with some notes of straw. The is sweet malty with notes of straw and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25472) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (19347) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
harrisoni (17352) - 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......

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16523) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15578) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle @ danish RB Gathering 09. Pours unclear golden with a small white head and lacings. Sweet yeasty and fruity nose. Lots of grain. Quite clean and pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15304) - 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.

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