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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%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoufCustom (1774) - HONG KONG - FEB 18, 2014


250 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Clear light golden honey yellow colour; One quarter finger head and soapy white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Small sticky lacing with fizzy carbonation; Quite pungent aroma of full malt, with grains, bread, lemon and grass; Mid to light sweet taste of malt, with pretty strong lemon and lime, faint syrup, bread, and light grass; Mid to light body, thin but slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is slightly thinned but with full maltyness, a hint of syrupy feel but pretty much sugar-less in palate. Bready, no off taste, very strong citrusy hop presence. Pretty good... Hoppiness is strong lemon, lime and grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is very low in background, only malty finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy to mouth.

Comments: How often do you equate French lagers with decent quality? Well this one has both good and bad, but it can be counted as one of those: good colour, poor head, full malty in thin body yet pretty fulfilling, very low sweetness, no off-tastes, very expressive lemony hops but with minimal bitterness. One for easy drinking, and I am okay with that.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhunter111 (18100) - PCastle, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2014
330ml Flasche. Leicht trbes goldgelbes Bier mit schner Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, grasig, leicht Citrus. Geschmack leicht malzig, fruchtig suerlich, minimal wrzig.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
draft at Blue Monk. cream bodied blonde gold pour, sweet maltiness, mild bitterness. decent lager

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (6873) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2013
horeca 13 pours clear, light blonde. no foam smell is old applejuice taste is a bit bitter rather high carbo bit grainy

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jookos (5886) - FINLAND - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pale yellow, clear. Pretty typical warm country lager aroma - theres the lager yeasty character, a bit of corn maltyness, not really any hops, but a sort of lightness, freshness, that works well on hot sweaty sunny days somewhere in southern europe or -america. Light body, with a slightly oily finish. Weak flavours, mainly the slight cornish malts. I like the organic aspect of the product, makes me feel like theyve put some effort into it. But overall its pretty weak, bland.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjs (6739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 18, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BB 30/07/14, courtesy of FatPhil, 20131018) The beer poured pale golden and clear. Its head was medium sized, white and sparse. Aroma had sweetness, starch and metallicness. Palate was light bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were sweetness, starch, hint of grass and low bitterness. Aftertaste was short and had low bitterness. A flawless beer with neither aroma nor taste.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ruigo (2498) - PORTUGAL - SEP 3, 2013
Shared a 75cl bottle from Such an (Luxembourg). Golden colour with white lace. Hoppy aroma. Medium carbonation and light body. Flavour is light... Too light... Bitter and sweet.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
Bire cuivre, lgrement voile et coiffe dun beau col crmeux laissant une opulente dentelle au verre. Des armes trs lgers de malt caramel et de foin humide. Faible en got, peu amre avec un peu de sucres. Elle est plutt aqueuse, de corps frle, trs effervescente et se termine rapidement sur des armes assez ples.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marduk (6773) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 25, 2013
330ml bottle. Clear amber color. Small head, stays. Sweet, malty, watery, toffee in aroma. Weak aroma. Taste is pretty much the same. Its just so watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TaktikMTL (7215) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Bouteille de 650ml, avec bouchon de cramique, achete chez Monoprix (Paris, France). Arme: Lgre odeur de crale. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dore avec une faible densit de bulle. Prsence dun moyen col mousseux et dune fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Lger got de crale avec une pointe dhoublon. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est mince avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrire got lgrement fruit. (Rating #4904)


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