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Brewed by Lepers
Style: Bière de Garde
La Chapelle d’Armentieres, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An interpretation Biere de Garde made with 30% wheat.

Belle blonde qui titre 7°, composée de malt d’orge et de froment, quelques épices lui donnent un parfum d’agrumes qui font sa notoriété depuis plus de 30 ans.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (13956) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared with Bruce and Colin - picked up at Kasteelhof (I think). Pours clear gold with a moderate, white foam head. Sugary bread on the nose with hints of floral hops. Big sweet flavor with ripe orange and other citrus, heavy bread, faint floral and straw bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Mild warmth on the finish with some syrupy sweetness, more floral bitterness, hay, cereal. Simple and sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (1263) - - SEP 25, 2014
Draught at Keyaki 2014. Interesting pancake character, apricot, jam, touch of pepper. A bit light overall but not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (4300) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 23, 2014
Classic French/Belgian yeast, but not of the fruity but of the cheesy kind. Pale but quality malts and a soft balancing hop. All about the yeast in aroma, but also in the taste where it dominates and creates spices oer the prickly carbonation and light malts. Towards the ending the hops get a much more dominant role and get out some crispness with a touch of heat. Classic but interesting and tasteful. I like it much better than the style and origin let me to belief! (75cl bottle from La cave à Bulles)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jarastlad (52) - Arlon, BELGIUM - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle nearly completely still, have a nice redish/golden colour. To the nose, you can smell very little floral notes and mostly sugary/fruity notes. It is quite faint. The taste is not amazing, yet not totally disapointing. It is light (as it was intended), slightly hoppy and floral but altogether too faint for an IPA lover like myself. Not amazing, not disapointing. Could be improved I guess, but it is better than most of the beer you can find in France (let’s hope they follow the path of micro-breweries like the USA or Canada !)

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (2104) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle from a French supermarket. Golden with a white head. Served slightly over warm due to camping, but this was pretty disappointing anyway. Tastes like a strong lager with spicy notes along with a hint of soap and evident alcohol. Not great.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottled 03/08/14. A blonde beer with a white head and lace. Quite sweet and perfumed although highly hopped. Herbal notes too. The hops and the weird sweetness are an interesting combination and not entirely unpleasant. Has a decent body too. It’s fine.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3184) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Cora supermarket, Saint Malo, Brittany, France. Golden coloured with floral elderflower and fruit flavours followed by a sugary sweet floral tropical fruit finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8598) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at ’t Kasteelhof in Cassel.
Gold, effervescent with a small white head.
Quiet nose of clove and cardamom spice with plastic off-notes.
Medium body, syrupy and sweet in the mouth.
Simple honey malt and saccharine sugariness with low bitterness and low acidity.
Faint game-y notes in the finish.
Basic stuff.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2832) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2014
Clear golden with white lacing foam head. Aroma is malty, some wheat and something undefined. The undefined syrfaced when drinking, taste dough, barley taste. Typical. (Velp 201408)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (4395) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle @ Pub L’Escale, Reims. Pours slightly hazy amber with small white head. Clear aroma of malt and fruit, with touches of honey, hops and spice. Sweetish onset of malt and fruit, giving way to bitter notes of hops and spicy touches. Estery finish with some bitter notes. Okay, rather well-balanced, but nothing really inspiring.


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