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Castelain St. Amand French Country Ale

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87
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Brewed by Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Amber red in color, slightly fruity with wine notes.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gallaghermurph (35) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Pours a clear amber with sediment. Medium eggshell head that lingers a couple minutes. Sent is very much hops with malt undertones. Leans fruity. Mouthfeel is slightly chewy but not so much so to not be refreshing. Medium carbonation. Taste is almost the inverse of the smell. I got malt with hoppy undertones. Aside from the not overbearing shroud of malt is a very pleasant floral taste: rose and jasmine. Maybe even a hint of something tropical like mango. Importantly though this isn’t too sweet, and the finish is almost a non sticky carmel chocolate (rolos?!) with a very faint burnt coffee. I very much like this beer and to my tastes it’s underrated a bit here.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2013
The beer is light amber colored and transparent with a small off white head. The aroma offers yeast, malt, apples, a splash of white wine. Grape skins and an earthy character. Light in body with fairly low carbonation. A touch of oxidation. Mild hop presence offers a hint of bitterness. Caramel malt and green apples. Pretty easy going.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wisdomsolo (313) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Had at a tasting. Pleasantly fruity with a touch of sour notes. Nice aroma.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1334) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
brick red with a hay and soft cheese aroma. flavor is somewhat grassy, a bit of barnyard, a little more cheese and vegetal notes. bright somewhat tangy finish. neat introduction to the style for me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EricTeusink (634) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
After taking my first tiny sip of this beer I wished that I had consulted RateBeer before ordering it. My desire to not be that guy left me drinking a very mediocre beer at a bar selling many delicious beers. Pours the orange side of brown with massive head. Scent is very weak. Has a hint of sweet flavor and far too much grain. Well carbonated, which I suppose cover is bland flavor. Draft - Brick Store - Decatur, GA

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Butterscotch and malt. Malt bomb thats pretty nice. Usually not my thing but this is ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3089) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pour is a clear brown with a large white head. Aroma is a malt bomb with lots of butterscotch. Flavor is stong malt with a bit of earthyness. Finish is kinda lager watery but with a little butterscotch and some leather. It’s an ok BDG with lots of earthy malts to look forward too.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
RedSox2004 (1139) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Orange amber with a night white head, nice lacing. Roasted grainy malt aroma with some must/earthiness. Flavors are best described as rustic, but falls somewhat short of what I expected for the style. High effervescence and a crisp finish.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleJ (17) - - MAR 15, 2013
Tasty malt bomb without being cloying. Very good example of the style though lower abv than is often expected. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Derek881 (952) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a clear, full amber color with a very big foamy white head with great retention, and good lacing and cling. It had a sour floral and fruity hops aroma with some barley, notes of lemon and orange, and touches of straw and yeast. The taste was somewhat sour with a dense fruit component, along with bitter earthy notes and touches of yeast and floral pieces. It was a somewhat creamy beer on the thicker side with a milky body and a low-to-average carbonation with light fizz. Thank you Eric for sharing!


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