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Sainsbury’s Biere Des Flandres

Brewed at InBev Belgium

Style: Pale Lager
London, England


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 1.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 1.8   EST. CALORIES: 78   ABV: 2.6%
Available in multipacks in 250ml stubby bottles.
NOTE: Not to be confused with the 3.8% Biere Des Moulins which has previously been sold as Biere Des Moulins Des Flandres.
Refreshing continental lager with a hoppy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Alexi91 (277) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Supplier: Gift (Romsey). Slight grainy nose. Bland taste with no discernable flavours. High carbonation. Cold and thirst quenching but nothing more.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
The_Osprey (3839) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
I had seven 25cl ’stubbies’ at a friend’s house. 2.6%. Clear orange amber, lightly sparkling, decent foamy white head. Body is light, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is grainy, soft bitterness. Not the best by any standards, although the flavour is pretty solid. I’m a little surprised by the ultra-low scores this has attracted so far. Most off-licence beers are worse than this.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
pricey290483 (712) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
not a great beer but if you are having people over for a bbq or something and they haven’t got a clue about beer then this might be the one you want

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ManVsBeer (6219) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Little Green Bottle from Sainsbury’s, Halifax. Pale golden, no head. As a lager it has a decent texture and mouthfeel, but there’s just no taste or flavour to it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys, Team Valley, Gateshead. Golden coloured with a rapidly disappearing head. Little fizz with a sugary toffee flavour, a thin watery body followed by a slight bitter finish. Pretty poor.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JorgeLee (1480) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle, presumably from Sainsburys, brought by guests to the house. Those small stubby bottles remind me of teenage drinking, lukewarm lager, corny, skunky, chemically. And that’s pretty much what we have here, thin as well at only 2.8%, some attempt at pils-style hopping but kind of harsh and skunky, grim aftertaste. Really not good - what to do with the remaining bottles left festering in the fridge???

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kwik-lime (1527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
A couple of stubbies a barbecue. To be fair I couldn’t tell how low the ABV was and there’s a reasonable hop character about it. Somewhat corny though and certainly boring.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrMuddley (24) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bog standard session lager (biere de table??). That said, it does bog standard well without excessive acidity that you sometimes get this end of the spectrum. It’s cheap, inoffensive, drinkable and refreshing which has a place away from the pretence of craft lager. Sometimes simple is best.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
Little bottle some left in the fridge in the place we were staying. You bastard! I had to drink it! Aroma is dusty metal, corn, grass. Flavour is malty, grainy, suppose I’ve had worse.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JoePW (1) - Bognor Regis, West Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
The Biere Des Flandres is a delightful brew with an iconic name; situated between the delectable taste of Budweiser and the thick, creamy New Moon, Flandres has that iconic taste that out just cannot get enough of, you will find yourself going back for ’Moore Moore Moore’, (How do you like it? How do you like it?) On a serious note Biere Des Flandres offers a wonderful drinking game for you wannabe brewers. The Flandres (Moulins) challenge. How about you try 6 Flandres or Moulins in 6 minutes!? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

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