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

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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3.1
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2006
Decent aroma, very subtle smells. Mine poured with a big cloudy white head that dissapated quickly - pale straw color. Great mouthfeel and very smooth. I wouldn’t drink it everyday, but its worth having once.

3.2
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Hazy golden orange color, minimal white head. Promising aroma of grass, yeast, vegetable, pear, wiff of hops. Flavor is a bit weak, unbalanced sugary sweet with bitterness, cracker, malt. Thin body. Quick mostly dry finish. Not too exciting or complex, or subtle either. Drinkable though.

3.3
Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2004
Poured a nice golden amber with a thick white head. Fruit and citrus on the nose. Light bodied. Banana, citrus fruits, and yeast on the tongue, along with a mild hint of hops. Dry hop finish. Not the best in its style, but it was still a refreshing beer.

3.5
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2008
Cream, treacle, barley, malt, spice. Pours a golden amber coloured beer with visible carbonation and large white head. Soft, light mouthfeel. treacle, malty, hoppy. hops are quite strong, an enduring palette. Quite nice.

3.3
rayg1 (593) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a deep golden yellow with a very thin white head that fades quickly. Aroma is spicy, slightly sweet, and grassy hoppy. Taste 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 bad, but it’s missing the complexity I’d like in a biere de garde.

3.2
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 3, 2003
App: light gold,no head(although I didn't get to pour it myself, even swirling the glass didn't produce much foam) Aro:Floral, musty, carmelized malt Palate:nice and easy Flavor:malt with spicy yeast notes...didn't notice much alcohol. Overall:it comes together nicely, sweet, spicy, floral, malty. But as others have said "good but not great"

3
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2004
Clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is spiced and yeasty with grassy hoppiness. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly spiced with a barnyard character.

3.7
Jabic (557) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Ar: Grass and pils malt, a touch of oxidation (lightly papery); hay and grass notes, with herbal hop aroma; a touch of lager-like sulfur. Ap: Straw-gold and crystal clear; medium-large white head with good retention, leaves a ring of foam with a thin, patchy covering on the top. T: Lightly sweet pils malt up front; clean, firm maltiness; very few esters, just a hint of apple, peach, and bitter orange; low bitterness, with herbal, noble hop notes; clean, warming alcohol taste toward the finish; a fair bit of musty oxidation. P: Medium-light body with medium-high carbonation; finish is dry. O: Classic blond biere de garde; pronounced malt character and low esters, with a nice mix of hay and grass, providing a bit of a rustic edge; nice hoppiness as well, with a spot-on appearance and mouthfeel.

3.4
Floback (550) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle from Knightly Spirits in Orlando. Pours blond with a half-inch of off-white head. The aroma is buttery with strong malts and a hint of nuts. Notes of biscuit, more malts, more nuts, subtle banana, green apple, and grains. Medium/high carbonation and medium body. Not too complex, but a solid brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2012
Pours a totally clear blond with sparse head. Aroma is apple, pear, fresh baked bread, honey, pils malt, caramel, banana. Taste is same as aroma. Body is medium, low to medium carbonation, long bready finish. Overall, underwhelming but interesting. You probably need to pair this one with some carefully chosen food to bring out its full character.


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