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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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3.9
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2008
Pours pale blond with thick frothy appealing head and leaves bountiful lacing. Aroma is clean and hoppy not dissimilar to a pils. Some light fruit, herbal and estery notes but not a floral beer--simply delightful. Similarly, the flavor array is clean, dry, and delicious yet a little soapy. Excellent palate: the carbo seems prickly at first but then it becomes chewy, slick, and slides down well. This would make a superb table beer, one to quaff regularly.

3.9
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
Pours a beautiful golden orange color with a big creamy head that disappears quickly. Not a whole lot on the aroma, a little grass, a little malt, nothing spectacular. The flavor though is almost a little sourdough biscuit with some great sweetness hiding in there. Really nice smooth flavor. I would love to try this with some cheddar cheese. This is a really god beer.

3.9
Leafs93 (2343) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2010
Pours a cloudy gold with a solid white head. Very similar to saisons. Aroma is very earthy. Taste is sweet with a somewhat sour finish, hops come through nicely. Very smooth drinking. Overall I enjoyed the brew, however I would like to get a bottle and age it and see if the aroma and taste change for the better.

3.9
brainlair (236) - Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2010
750mL bottle, thanks to ryan. Pours a pale hazy yellow. Aroma has herbs, citrus and yeast. Taste is nice and dry, with lots of yeast and a gentle bitter hop finish. Nice beer.

3.9
picknbrew (199) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - JUL 12, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 750ml bottle at a BJCP study session. Pours a golden color with some haze. Some candy like malty sweetnes in the aroma. A little grainy with some sweetness on the front end of the taste. Finishes dry with a nice spicy hop bitterness. Pretty clean finish for a belgian. Great malt character.

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.

3.8
tallmatt67 (99) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
Subtle light caramelly malt aroma with a light citrus ester hint (no hop aroma) and faint mustiness. Beautiful bright golden straw color with funky chunky yeast sediment unless you very carefully decant. Light carbonatation and bright acidity complements light caramel malt flavor and green apple esters with very slight alcohol spicyness. Soft, persistent bitterness rounds out a lingering slighly dry finish. Nice.

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.

3.8
jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Bottle. A light golden slightly hazed color with a thin white head. A delicate spiced aroma balanced with a bit of candy and malts. An enjoyable flavor that is sweet, spiced and simple.

3.8
beermaniac (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2007
Aroma: Delicately balanced nose wavering between noble hop and clean pils malt Appearance: Ok head retention, blond body, good clarity. White head. Flavor: Crisp, clean and dry upfront with some sweet malts in the finish. Low hop. Very clean. Palate: Very thirst quenching, dry finish with moderate carbonation, giving a little carbonic bite but not over the top. Overall: Clean, crisp and very delicate and drinkable brew.


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