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style
Brewed by Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.1
Juelze (1146) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2006
Pours a golden hue with slight haze. Smell of light citrus and floral notes. Taste is sweetened malt, slight light fruit, honey and a musty yeast flavor. Slightly dry. This is pretty tasty.

3.8
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2005
I found this bottle at Chucks in Chagrin Falls, it had a nice layer of dust on it. I suspect this bottle has been there 3 to 4 years. The labeling on the back reads 03-96. Which are the only numbers that could be dates. The pour had no head, rich cider brown color. Aroma is a nice smell of a barn after an apple harvest. A slight bit of vinegar, but ovrerall sweet. Flavor is thinned out, aging I suspect, but very smooth and soft sugar taste. This is very drinkable for its suspected age. Unofrtunately the malt character is fading considerably, leaving more of a cider flavor behind

3.8
WVHouseofBeer (1107) - West Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Poured a dark, hazy golden color with a small white head that disappeared quickly. Sweet candy aromas of yeast, honey and butterscotch. Earthy sweet flavors of honey, spices and fruit. Finish is very dry with lively carbonation. A very well made beer from one of my favorite styles.

4.3
gschrade (1102) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste sweet, biscuit, fruity. I thought this was pretty good. I would definitely drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Pours a clear golden with big carbonation which creates a huge white head. Aroma is spicy, slightly sweet, and grassy hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet, a bit spicy, and finishes with a mild grassy bitterness, along with a bit of astringency. Body is light, fairly carbonated. Not what I expected but a very enjoyable light beer, cheers Castelain!

3.8
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2004 Little head with a nice light orange cloudy colour. The nose is awesome and totally unsuspected. Bannannaish, maltish, and invigorating nose. Also, this is very smoothe to the mouth.

4
steview (1088) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 13, 2005
tulip / 06.01.05 L4006 13:05 (i don’t know what it truly means, but it looked important) / a nice loud pop is heard when i release the cork, then a wisp of fog quickly rises and disappears. i do smell it, though: primarily a spiced aroma; but with hay, a little bit of mustiness. the pour is very nice. a huge white head nears full diminishment, but it takes awhile... leaving sparkly lace, soapy froth, and it’s quite loud, which is another thing about this beer, the body is quite active yet the palate is not obnoxious. it’s just live enough. it’s actually quite cremey. this is a modest beer with just enough sweetness and spice--a little bit of caramel, lemon, with a dimension of barn like in a saison. very enjoyable! and my FIRST biere de garde!

2.8
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2010
0.75l - Straw clorored liquid under thick white head. Woody, vegtable nose. No real flavor, watery and refreshing. Nutty flavor entered as it warmed. A solid example of the style.

3.8
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle recommendation from Sam at Stuffed Sandwich. I was impressed. I don’t go for this style usually, but what I found here was a cloudy... old-looking... gold with an equally moth-eaten head. Such a complex body: mold (in a good way), hop, gentle spice - sweeter than a clove, sweet yeast, wet wood. Almost fungal wood. I choose odd words because I must get across how pleasantly odd this tasted to me. If this bottle were ’garded’ any longer it would have turned to dust. Seemingly - it was actually a fresh bottle.

3.8
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 18, 2006
"Pours a nice yellow color with a tiny light head. Smelled sweet and floraly, hint of yeast. Flavor was sweet could taste the spice as an aftertaste. Good beer."


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