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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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Dacrza (1046) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2016
DATE TASTED: January 9, 2016... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... OCCASION... pinewood derby cars, cut and awaiting sanding tomorrow... APPEARANCE: a central whirl of bubbles power a light amber body with moderate clarity; a snow-white two-finger head simmer to a cirrus island with an atoll surrounding it... AROMA: ginger, resin, and vanilla join with light dough, bubblegum, and damp yeasts... caramel and toffee are sweet... quite a panoply of scents to breathe in... PALATE: medium-bodied, mellow--flatter than the glass suggests--and slick... TASTE: apple and pear roll out, almost as a cider, before the caramel and toffee sweeten the deal... this glass offers the bubblegum and pepper more associated with a weizen, but the malt is heavy and holds the flavor profile’s roots down.... OVERALL: a strong, pleasant conveyance of 6.4% worth of ABV, with a fruity, malty flavor that begs for the next sip.... the sugary aftertaste suggests a dessertif...the late phenol might suggest a bigger hit than it delivers, but overall, an enjoyable experience...

0.9
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2003 Tastes like the cork or something. There's a sweetness in here that just doesn't work at all, it's cloying, but overpowered by a mouth-puckering something else (I'm not sure). This flat out blows, and I will not respect other ratings while trashing this one. Seven bucks for 25 oz? Gag.

3.5
WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
A nice looking offering, with medium yellow/gold color and a fairly large whitish head. The aroma is fairly light, as seems typical of the style, but is nice. The flavor seems lightly earthy, and sits a long while on the palatte. A nice Biere de Garde, though not a great one.

3.6
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours a medium golden orange, fair amount of head that disappears quickly. Aroma is subtle, faint barnyard/farmhouse vibe, maybe a bit of straw. Thinner body is lively and bright. Finish is slightly estery. Very drinkable, but not remarkable.

3.6
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
Bright golden color, spicy apple sweet nose. Upfront malty dark fruit taste. Very light and crisp on the palate. My first real Biere de Garde.

4.3
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 10, 2002
I really like the biere de garde style. Drinking it makes me feel like it is summer even though it is February and cold. This is a very good example of the style, it is like a lager or pilsener but a little different. Extra malty and yeasty, and highly carbonated. This beer is extremely refreshing and very well made.

2.6
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle. Mild dusty malt flavor, earthy notes. Pale golden body, big fluffy white head. Certainly an inoffensive beer, but really not a whole lot to it. Fresh hay, some malt. Pretty blah.

3.6
ffaoe (952) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2015
malty aroma, slight fruit notes. golden and clear with a nice head. malty flavor, smooth finish

3.7
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Dark golden appearance. Aroma of the winner’s circle in Amesbury. ..basically a dingey sports bar that had pool tables in the basement. Sips medium bodied with moderate liveliness, slightly champagne like palate. Yeasty, bready, and leaning towards malt driven flavors. Finish is moderately dry and crisp showing off the refreshing qualities. Nice brew, prob really good with cheese and light fish.

3.8
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 25, 2001
Gorgeous appearance with a straw colored body, thick frothy head and flakes of spent yeast riding the bubbles like a snow globe that's been shaken violently. Nice farmy aroma of yeast, hay and grapes. Medium body despite the effervescence. Hoppy and fresh with loads of winey fruits and some slick honey sugarness. Gets thicker and sweeter once warm, where the body loses some grip but the malts never lose their hold. Well balanced and altogether a solid example of the style.


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