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Castelain Two Brothers Diversey & Lill(e)
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Brewed by Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Announcing the first ever collaboration beer from a French Craft brewery, Brassserie Castelain of Benifontaine France and Two Brothers of Warrenville, Illinois. The name Diversey & Lille is a riff on Chicago’s first brewery, Diversey & Lill (a Franco-American collaboration that dates back to 1833) and Lille (the capital of the North of France and a city near the Castelain brewery).

The nose of this dry hopped Biere de Garde sparkles with notes of citrus grass and apricot. Flavors of ripe fruit spices and toasted almond round out this slightly sweet, full beer. We are very excited to introduce it to the nation at large and most especially to Chicagoans. For the first time since 1871, Chicago has a beer called Diversey & Lill(e).

The beer was brewed in Benifontaine and is a collaboration between Nicholas Castelain and Jason Ebel.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Draft @ Toronado San Diego, San Diego, CA. Pours an amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish with hints of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Draft. Clear deep amber color, off white edge head. Aroma of sweet but plain malt. Taste starts sweet, but ends bitter and lager like.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11592) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Draft. Crystal clear amber body, small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, brown sugar, orange, light vanilla, yeast. Taste is moderately sweet, brown sugar, caramel, light orange, vanilla, earthy. Light-medium body, light stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11351) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
The pour is amber in color with a finger of khaki head. Very sweet on the nose. Lots of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Somewhat toasty, light vanilla notes, lots of spice, and a moderate fruitiness (mostly stone fruits). The flavor is also on the sweet side. Banana, peach, and a touch of golden raisin. Light spiciness along with a strong toasted bread and sugar character. A touch of caramel and toffee, and a very light floral hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (11349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Amber beer with A nice rich head. Floral nutty aroma, hay, grapes, roasted, some cocoa, vinous, some herbal notes. Malty hazelnut flavor, floral, herbal, fruity notes, somewhat bitter finish with nuts, vanilla, hay, bread and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8849) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Novare Res. Cloudy peach appearance, with lots of foaming head, and good lace. Malty aroma. Decent and drinkable biere de Garde, though not my favourite in the style. Some fruit: orange and pineapple. Appropriate carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quack-Duck (8041) - Down South, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2012
bottle from saveur-biere. Hazy amber-golden colour, tall white head. Fruity aroma. Medium- to full-bodied, malty base with hints of honey and a shy fruity sourness, some of good and aromatic hops that add more fruit and a touch of resine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8016) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at Craft Ale House. Poured hazy golden straw colored with off-white head. Nose was grainy funky yeasty pale malt, hops, mild florals. Tasted crisp, with funky yeasty pale malt up front, then some hops, mild florals, and mild spicy peppery notes. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
On tap. Pours with a crystal clear amber hued body with a large tan head. Aromas are spicy, sweet cherries, pits, plums, estery. Mild phenolic character. Lightly bready malt. Tons of bright fruit esters for a BdG. Flavors are sweet, musty, cherry, cotton candy, lots of esters and sweet overall. Medium carbonation. Medium complexity. Misses the mark for me personally.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light yeast aroma. Caramel and light yeasty flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light yeast linger with light fruitiness.


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