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Castelain St Léonard Bière de Garde


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Formerly brewed at Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2012
On draft pour. Yellow golden color with a light head. Not much going on here for a bier de garde. Tastes more like a clean lager. Crisp.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2003
shared ancient bottle with eczematic in a park. unsurprisibly soft and mellow for a beer about 10 years ols. rich mahogany. yoghurt coated raisins, rum n raisin, wood-aged port, hazelnut, vanilla yoghurt. amazingly complex

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 24, 2002
if I trust eczematic, I should have aged this one ...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2002
this was a VERY old bottle from the dusty depths of Bert’s Bierhuis, Utrecht. The label was all faded and ripped - I’m guessing at least 5 years, probably 10 or something. So the alcohol content was probably a fair bit higher than 5.9. after a bit of a struggle with the decomposing cork, we poured it out and it was a beautiful clear red-gold, with a creamy, lumpy eggshell-coloured head. the taste was incredible: impossibly smooth, rich and woody. i tasted caramel fudge, vanilla, rum-n-raisin icecream, and just plain tasty full malt. still managed to finish really dry and lemony. this was one of those beer experiences when you get down on your knees and give thanks to the gods of beer.

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