Gâtinorge Reviews




cagou007
2.9
La Gâtine Ambrée
Pours hazy amber with thin white head. Nose is sweet. Aromas are fruits, apple, spices, grass. Average carbonation, medium body. Medium fruity and sweet finish. Remind me of à mix between a bad Kwak and a cider. A bit weird, but quite drinkable!
Friday, March 11, 2016

guzgorog
3
La Gâtine Ambrée
Ambrée trouble, mousse moyenne. Nez de céréales et de biscotte. Goût très malté, céréales, foin, levure. Amertume moyenne. Une bière honnête mais qui n’a vraiment rien d’original ...
Sunday, August 10, 2014

budedou
2.1
La Gâtine Blonde
Vraiment pas terrible, très peu de gout, fade, pas longue en bouche... Juste raffraichissante
Sunday, June 22, 2014

budedou
3.2
La Gâtine Brune
Meilleure bière locale du Gâtinais! (enfin les autres ne sont pas bonnes...) GOut malté et brun assez fort, manque de puissance sur la fin
Saturday, February 22, 2014

KLTZK
3
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle 33 cl. First of all, the cap on the bottle was terrible. My bottle opener went right through the top. The famous French quality I guess. Pours a large off-white head. Dark brown appearance with a lot of yeast floating around. Floral, hoppy aroma. Tastes a bit weird, it’s like a part of the taste is missing. Hints of malts, a lot of yeast, some fruits and hops. Pretty sweet. Long floral aftertaste. Watery texture. No carbonation.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014

MaartenRF10
3.4
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle @ Home Brown with small beige head. Not much aroma. Taste is woody, dry. Good company to a nice campfire.
Saturday, September 29, 2012

MaartenRF10
3.5
La Gâtine Ambrée
Bottle @ Home
Cloudy amber beer with nice thick off-white head. aroma is mostly overripe fruit. Taste is a bit metallic at first (but this later dissappears), then some overripe fruit, red fruit and yeast. Would this have been a 10% beer, with a decent body, it would make a 4+beer.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

jaghana
3
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle 33cl @ Bon Marché Paris. Brown beer with medium head. This brown beer has huge notes of licorice and cherry fruity with some oak flavor. The smoked part is low rather roasted, more fruity and yeast like. Not bad but too fruity for me.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

KyotoLefty
3.5
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle from La Bon Marche, Paris. Very cloudy dark brown with a low head. Rich, malty, fruity aroma, chocolate, plums. Sweet, rich flavor, caramel with lots of chocolate and raisins, dried fruits. Slightly spicy, like cinnamon. A bit overly sweet, though tasty, clean, and with a rather dry, earthy finish. Very Belgian. Rather lightish dubbel. Very sweet indeed, though rich and tasty and somehow seems to balance out nicely.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

KyotoLefty
3.6
La Gâtine Ambrée
Bottle from La Bon Marche, Paris. Very muddy, cloudy light brown with lace. Looks like fresh cider. Fruity, tangy, slightly citric aroma with a bit of caramel and earth, spices, stewed plums, and orange. Tangy, spicy, fruity flavor. Sweet with caramel, but balanced by a tangy edge and a nice earthy bitterness that gets quite strong at the finish. Spicy, yeasty, flavorful and satisfying.
Tuesday, September 07, 2010

DeanF
2.5
La Gâtine Blanche
With some of these beers I like to "tease" the beer out of the bottle, by pouring it 10-30cm away from the glass.... and a good thing too, as it helped improve the head of this beer immeasurably! Plenty of head (when poured correctly), foggy yellow-orange colour. Aroma of fake witbier adjuncts and lemon and hops. Taste is a lot of lemon, slight wheat beer chemicals. Palate is watery. Another "also ran" in the Belgian witbier world.
Saturday, September 04, 2010

DeanF
2.7
La Gâtine Brune
Light brown colour with plenty of head. Aroma of.... almost nothing. Some barley, but quite faint. Taste is a spicy mix of barley, malt, and alcohol. Drinkable to be sure, decent, but not worth going out of your way for.
Saturday, September 04, 2010

DeanF
2.6
La Gâtine Ambrée
Modest amount of head, murky brown colour. Aroma of lemon and malts, sourness, swamp water. Taste is alcohol and malts with a sour and watery finish. Not what I want from an amber.
Saturday, September 04, 2010

DeanF
0.9
La Gâtine Blonde
Here we go - the rating that puts this beer on the percentile list! Head is slow to form, but once it does, it’s quite solid. Body is a foggy light orange. Aroma is an odd mix of detergent and malt, artificial powder and other weird stuff that just doesn’t seem right, like someone dropped one of your grandfather’s breath mints into the brew. The taste isn’t as bad, but it’s a mix of malt and wheat adjuncts, the fake witbier chemicals that the big supermarkets use. Like, seriously? This sucks. Dudes, get yourself a microbrewery, don’t waste my time with the fake chemicals.
Saturday, September 04, 2010

KAggie97
4
La Gâtine Blanche
Bottle from a cheese store in Fontainebleau, France.
Pours a beautiful and thick meunster yellow with an aroma of light lemon, citrus-sour yeast, and a touch of rose. Flavor is lemon Pledge-esque but isn’t offensive; nice, light lemon zest notes with a rounding out of lemon bread and a touch of coriander. Slick and light on the tongue. A great beer.

Monday, May 17, 2010

fonefan
2.5
La Gâtine Ambrée
Bottle 330ml.
Murky medium amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, dusty, nutty - leather. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100410]

Thursday, April 15, 2010

yespr
3
La Gâtine Ambrée
33 cL bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and herbal. Dry and phenolic, dark breadish malt flavoured. Subdued bitter and dry finish.
Sunday, April 11, 2010

joergen
2.8
La Gâtine Ambrée
Bottle at Papsø. Muddy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and spices. Spicy finish.
Saturday, April 10, 2010

fiulijn
1.9
La Gâtine Ambrée
Tasting at Papsø
Cloudy light amber color. Moderate aroma, too much vegetables, suspicious, and light smoke and herbs. The flavor (it could be sweet and malty) is completely spoiled by an infection, that produces cabbage flavor and too high bitterness. Bad.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Papsoe
2.3
La Gâtine Ambrée
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a cloudy and completely opaque amber with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and massive phenols. Medium body, sweet fruit and caramel, some yeast but dominated by astringent and rather nasty phenols. 100410
Saturday, April 10, 2010

rand
2.9
La Gâtine Brune
Bouteille de 33 cl de la Cave de l’Estam à Verdun (F). Couleur brune-rouge foncée à mousse beige, pétillement doux. Senteurs torréfiées de malt et caramel, il y a du fruit caché derrière le voile d’amertume. Le goût est bien roti, avec de la douceur et du fumé. Touches de miel, de fruits secs et de dattes, auxquels succède une amertume plus sèche en fin de bouche.
Thursday, April 01, 2010

Muggus69
3.7
La Gâtine Brune
Pours a big, rocky, dense head that hangs tight atop a hazy bronze body. Rich aroma, if not an odd one; cereal wheat, brown sugar, fig, sherry, dried apricot and date; quite vinous and sharp. Lengthy body, plenty of weight fr strength, smooth creamy, near-velvet body, carbonation is quite low. Dark brown sugar and mollases on the body, cocoa malt follows, all rich and bold. Dark fruits fill in the gaps; plums, prunes, dates, figs, raisins, you name it. Bit of soothing alcohol warmth on the finish, quite smooth overall. Lovely Belgian-style dark ale that packs alot for 6.8%!
Thursday, November 05, 2009

Muggus69
3.1
La Gâtine Ambrée
330ml bottle Bit of gusher upon opening! Pours a big off-white head that dies off atop a hazy honey-copper body body. Mild aroma; some caramel and honey, bit of clove spice and bread, with an underlying earthiness. Rich body, carbonation is suprisingly low, soft, drying texture. Caramel and wheat cereal malts on the body, hints of dried fruit on a dry finish. Similiar to the blond, more body, rich malt flavour.
Thursday, November 05, 2009

Muggus69
3
La Gâtine Blonde
Slightly hazy straw-gold body with fluffy white head. Aroma is REALLY wheaty/cereal-like upfront (Weetbix?), subtle spice and ripe fruit take a back seat. Reasonably low carbonation, drying texture, good full length. Wheat malt body, fair bit of clove-like phenolics, subtle citrus undertones. Dry finish, bit chalky, low bitterness. A decent blond, probably a bit uncharacterful and malt-driven for my liking.
Thursday, November 05, 2009

Muggus69
3.3
La Gâtine Blanche
330ml bottle Hazy gold with a thick creamy head. Nice prominant bitter orange peel straightup on the nose, clove and coriander spice, pepper with sweet breadiness. Reasonably low carbonation, bit of creaminess and drying wheat quality. Sweet malts upfront; hay and cereal flavours lead onto orange and spice. Some ripe stonefruits make an appearance on a dry finish. A good witbier.
Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ungstrup
2.9
La Gâtine Brune
Bottled. A murky brown beer with a thick tan head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of spices - especially cinnamon. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, spices, chocolate, and nuts, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
Friday, June 05, 2009

Ungstrup
2.7
La Gâtine Blanche
Bottled. An unclear golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt and pommerans. The flavor is sweet with notes of citrus and wheat, leading to a dry wheaty finish. The body is thin.
Monday, June 01, 2009

Ungstrup
2.9
La Gâtine Blonde
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of malt, spices, fruit, and perfume. The flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, spices, and fruit, leading to a dry spice finish.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009

bhensonb
3.3
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle from Le Bon Marche. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. Sweet aromas of darkly roasted caramel. Near medium body with creamy carbonation. There’s an underlying sour theme, with toasted malt and hints of cherry/plum fruit. Some chocolate in it. There’s spice yeast and some hop. Finishes pretty dry with mild bitter. Pretty good, if a bit complicated.
Thursday, May 07, 2009

MiP
3.2
La Gâtine Blonde
Bottle, 5.8%. Spicy aroma, a little farty, hint of orange juice. Cloudy orange colour. Big stable white head. The flavour is distinctly clovey. Medium bitterness, slightly rough.
Thursday, January 15, 2009

MiP
3.2
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle, 6.8%. Spicy aroma, quite sweet, and has some malt syrup notes to it. Muddy brown colour. Small light brown head. The flavour is sweet and slightly roasted. Has some baking yeast to it and a sweet and spicy finish. Rather high carbonation.
Thursday, January 15, 2009

KimJohansen
2.7
La Gâtine Blanche
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity with yeasty and wheaty notes. Mild floral notes to it. Ends sweet.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

KimJohansen
2.9
La Gâtine Blonde
Cloudy golden with medium off white head. Aroma is yeasty with mild spicy notes. Sweet fruity flavour with yeasty and caramel notes. Ends sweet.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

KimJohansen
2.9
La Gâtine Brune
Hazy brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and fruity notes. Sweet and fruity flavor with caramel, roasted malt and chocolate notes.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Papsoe
3.4
La Gâtine Brune
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Hazy dark amber golden with a dense, beige lacing head. Perfumy nose with some roasted malt. Medium body with notes of burned caramel, dried fruit and roasted malt. The finish is dry. 200608
Friday, August 08, 2008

Papsoe
2.4
La Gâtine Blanche
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a clear pale golden with a white head. Aroma is manily yeast. Medium body with a high degree of carbonation, yeast and a little citrus. Dry and somewhat phenolic finish. Rather boring Wit. 200608
Thursday, August 07, 2008

Papsoe
2.8
La Gâtine Blonde
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours a hazy pale golden with a tall and frothy very white head leaving laces. Plenty of yeast accents and some fruit in the aroma. Medium body with a soft mouthfeel, some malts and fruit and again a very distinct yeastiness. No bitterness but plenty of phenols. Actually reminds me of a German Hefe. 200608
Thursday, August 07, 2008

yespr
2.7
La Gâtine Blonde
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow to orange with a slowly collapsing white head. Aroma is mild yeasty and vaguely spiced. Flavour is dry and spiced, light wheaty. Light orange fruity note too. Ends medium dry and mild yeasty.
Thursday, June 26, 2008

yespr
2.7
La Gâtine Blanche
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Light spiced and wheaty aroma. Flavour is mild wheaty with a light spice note and mild orange peel accent. Ends with a wheat and light citric finish.
Thursday, June 26, 2008

yespr
3.3
La Gâtine Brune
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy to murky dark brown with a lacing off-white head. Mild roasted malt, light chocolate note and very mildly spiced too. Light initial chocolate smoothness to a roasted malt and a light spiced bitternes following. Ends medium dry and bitter finish.
Thursday, June 26, 2008

Grovlam
3
La Gâtine Brune
Bottle. [After party @ Papsoe, thanks buddy] Average creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Hazy amber color. Aroma of mild roasted malty and fruity notes. Over the palate came light toasted and smooth malty feel. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with a hint of bitterness. Toasted malty finis with a hint of spicy end. 6 / 3 / 6 / 3 / 12
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grovlam
2.6
La Gâtine Blanche
Bottle. [After party @ Papsoe, thanks buddy] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminishing. Spare lacework. Light cloudy orange color. Aroma of mild coriander, fruit, grain, caramel. Over the palate came mild sour and malty notes. Light bodied with an average carbonation. Light sweet and acidic flavor. Light fruity finish. 5 / 3 / 5 / 3 / 10
Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grovlam
2.6
La Gâtine Blonde
Bottle. [After party @ Papsoe, thanks buddy] Huge thick creamy white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Light cloudy golden color. Aroma of light fruit, grain, yeast. Over the palate hint of ginger, coriander and fruit. Light bodied with a soft carbonation and somewhat thin texture. Light sweet flavor. Light sweet fruity and hint of acidic finish. 5 / 3 / 5 / 3 / 10
Friday, June 20, 2008

fiulijn
2.4
La Gâtine Blonde
Hazy blond color, big head. It’s an ordinary Ale, with a light spicy character, correctly brewed but without other details to talk about.
Friday, June 20, 2008

fiulijn
1.6
La Gâtine Blanche
Cloudy blond color. The aroma is lightly spicy, and dirty water too. Dry flavor. Bad.
Friday, June 20, 2008

fiulijn
3
La Gâtine Brune
Hazy brown color; creamy head. Drinkable Dubbel, but without the Belgian yeast character, and with low bitterness. There is some caramel and chocolate in it.
Friday, June 20, 2008

henrikb
2.9
La Gâtine Ambrée
Amber body, white head; Malty, grainy pleasant nose, a little earthy spicy; Soft balanced body, soft carbonation, medium fill; Long finish, quite spicy, smells a bit of wheat, a little bitter, quite full. Lacks complexity.
Thursday, July 27, 2006

henrikb
2.3
La Gâtine Blonde
Hazy lemon blonde, white creamy head, laces; Malty, lemon like nose, smells like wheat has been used in the brew, simple; Full carbonation in a body that is a little bitter; Watery finish, grows a bit with length, quite bitter, malty bread like with some ripe grapefruit.
Thursday, July 27, 2006

henrikb
2.1
La Gâtine Blanche
Golden body, white head; Quite boring nose, a bit thin an watery, a little malt and some citrus; Big sharp carbonation, watery, bitter; Harsh finish, watery, short, very little aroma.
Thursday, July 27, 2006

ABUSEDGOAT
3.2
La Gâtine Ambrée
Bottle somewhere in France. Pours a medium to light body. One of the better French beers I have had. Well balanced and simple ale.
Tuesday, June 07, 2005