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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Plovmand (6560) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2009
Bottle. Clear golden body with a small white head. Light malty aroma with fruity and light spicy notes. Mainly malty flavour with some spices and light fruit. Medium palate. Ends up light alcoholic.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - 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.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.

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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
berkshirejohn (4646) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4277) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (4085) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 27, 2010
Bottle 75cl at Galeries Gourmandes Strasbourg. A clear yellow beer with very nice head and good lacing, carbonation is high. Smell is very hopy even dry hoping. Aroma is quite sweet, very malty and quite bitter, nice hops bouquet there is definitely dry hoping on this beer. Very difficult to detect that it was done with a lower yeast, finish is a bit abrupt with a spicy hops bitterness. Good beer, good body, pleasant but high in alcohol.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
Corked bottle from Auchan, Marne La Valle, France.
Pours a decent cloudy cheddar orange with a head that settles into what appears to be mold spore colonies atop the brew. Aroma is honey and orange, with a touch of sweet bread and carrot soup. Flavor is a dull, buttery vegetable honey with a finish of light honey biscuit and over-ripened orange. Watery on the tongue. Not bad, but one is sufficient.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Grzesiek79 (3292) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 24, 2012
soy sauce, raisin, banana, alcohol, earthy, toast, bread, hay, amber, cloudy, frothy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
RuneStumo (2237) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2011
14.05.2011. 0,5l Can. Golden yellowcolour with white head. Aroma is malty with nice smooth bitterness. Strong beer with lots of alcohol.


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