Brewed by Castelain
Style: Pale Lager
Benifontaine, France


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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
650ml flip-top bottle and 330ml crown cork bottle.
"The first French organic beer". Launched 1986.
Ingredients: Organic malt; organic hops.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2731) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a good head. Real faint bready type aroma, the flavour is a spicy fruit taste. The finish is a dry citrus finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
cgarvieuk (22426) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG 09 Shefield ... golden yellow ... grassy hop nose ... yeasty lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottle at the RBESG09, Grand tasting, sheffield. Alround rating: Pale sweeter malts, some brown ale like caramel, bit of lemon but not really balancing hop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
bierkoning (12812) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2009. Blonde. Grainy aroma. Grainy flavor with apple, citrus and a hint of butter. Loads of citrus in the aftertaste. Not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6633) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hay, grain, sweet floral malty notes. Flavour is sweet, grainy, bit of hay, a bit dusty, light dry bitter finish. Not so bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (14492) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2009
650 ml bottle from Monoprix, swingtop. Poured pale gold with a five finger white head. Light dusty aroma, sort of floral. Medium body with lots of fine bubbled carbonation. Flavor is light malt with notes of citrus. Finishes clean and dryish. Its an excellent light beer. Really thirst quenching and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (13713) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
Bottled, 650ml. Hazed gold with light head. After the Cuvee de Noel, this was pretty bland. Herby, flowery hop with a thin malt body, some carbonation and a slight papery note. Not too much to recommend it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Yves (2928) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2009
Hazy gold coloured beer with medium carbonation and small white head. Sweet little herby aroma. Full palate. Finish is bit bitter, herby and slightly dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2009
hazy gold blond coloured little sparkling body with a sparkling white head a fruity hoppy aroma a spicy fruity hoppy taste with a spicy bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2008
From the very first round of my very own annual Beer of the Year tournament. Sixteen great beers from around the world, elimination style bracket, good times for all. This was a very interesting beer, but unfortunately could not stand up to the awesome drinkability of the St Sylvestre 3 Monts. When poured, the appearance is definitely cloudy from the yeast. With the beer being organic and unpasteurized, there is certainly plenty of yeast, and its a little difficult to retain. Still, the color is nice- lazy golden amber, little to no head. Aroma is very remniscent of sherry; with woodiness, nuts, and tannins; very oaky (Could be a little corked). Nonetheless, it is very complex, and very intriguing. The body is rather light, but not watery, with just a hint of carbonation. The taste is much better- an undeniable nuttiness, again sherry and dry wine notes, with a bit of green apple and apricot crispness, remniscent also of a dry, frech cider. Overall, the bottle conditioning definitely imparts an oaky, winey character, ending with a short, sharp finish. I think this would have had a better chance of winning, but unfortunately the guests were a bit intimidated by the large chunks of yeast in the glass...

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