Castelain Korma

Formerly brewed at Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
This is a special blond beer traditionally brewed with a blend of seven different malts.

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inebrius (6) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2002 does not count
If anyone is looking for me I'll be in French Flanders. Kicked back with a loaf of crusty bread, some soft bleu cheese, A pet goat named Pierre, and a glass of Korma Blonde Ale. Corked 750. Pour this one easily. My usual healthy pour created a head that rose a full inch above the glass rim and in the end I was left with a perfect marshmallow ball of foam. Slightly hazy pale yellow cast. Nose is malty musty and hints of spice. Malt sweetness with an underlying earthy, oaken flavor is balanced perfectly with a mildly clean hop finish. Introduce this to your wine drinking friends and force them to tell you truth when you inquire about the depth and complexity of flavors as compared to their favorite wines. Quality, indeed!

mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Fruity apple, mild yeast aroma. Hazy medium blond aroma with a rocky head.Fruity medium dry apple,pear flavors with a creamy smooth finish.Didn't notice the 7 malts.The best French ale I have tried yet.

Drinkingdan (375) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2003
Nice head, hazy, nice balance and a great French beer!!!....................

BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Pale but dense cloudy appearance , moderate head formation. Sweet malts, light fruits, red apple, spice and wood tones. Sweet vivid red apple flavor is strong at first before it gets balance a little by some dry peppery dpice tones and a sour bitterness in the finish.

Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2003
This blond ale pours a hazy, pale yellow color with a lasting, creamy white head. The flavor is spicy and sweet, with lots of fruity notes and a slight dryness. The finish is long and fruity. The aroma is very spicy and fruity with hints of yeast, orange, and apricot. It has a medium body with lively carbonation and a creamy smooth mouth feel. A very tasty treat from France.

DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
poured a beautiful hazy yellow gleam topped with an icy-shine white glow..
Aroma was cork, white wine, oak and other wood with misty flickerings..
Very interesting..flavor was very corky..but life goes on...anyway..
woody, dry white wine..wood..apples..some more cork..sour white grapes in the finish..Different

BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Bottled 11/2001, 750 mL. Pours cloudy yellow with ornage hints and a huge frothy white head; lined, spotty lacing. Fragrant oak perfumey fruit hop aroma with a musty yeast nose. Spicy yeast and oak fruity hop flavor with a malty finish and some vanilla notes. Very lively carbonation with a light bodied spicy palate.

Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 16, 2005
Hazy tangerine. A minty & herbaceous scent is noticable first in the nose, followed by a hint of white peach, barnyard and honey. Slight sourness in the flavor (which was present in the aroma as well) along with that cloying and sticky mouthfeel that is present in a lot of French beers in this style. Hints of grass, hay and spoiled pear are present as well. Fizzy, yet creamy. Not bad and the aroma is particularly pleasing.

jazz88 (2683) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Bottle. Hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Grapefruit, apples, wood, and yeasty aromas. Fairly light with a nice little fruit aftertaste.

booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Is ok. Decent level of complexity for a belgian blonde, although I certainly didn't taste seven malts.

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