Castelain Korma

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize body with a moderate egg-white head. Aroma of breadiness, grassy, and spices. Flavor of spicy yeast, doughiness, earthiness, and chardonnay grapes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3986) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
750ml bottle- A yellow ornagish body with a decent white head. Aroma of yeast and grass. Taste of yeast, sourness, and some grass. Pretty decent tasting brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
elektrogeist (158) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2005
This is essentially a not-so-good version of Castelain’s Blonde Bier de Garde.. I’m quite disappointed that my local liquor store dropped it for this stuff. Still worthy of a try though, its mild and unique musty flavor (smell the cork!) would probably pair well with certain foods, and is probably more fitting as a refreshment after a long day in the sun in summer. Worth a try, but not as mind blowing as the Bier de Garde

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (7600) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2002
Head is initially large, frothy, white, good lacing, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy medium yellow, dense particles ranging from tiny to medium in size, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly hoppy (grass), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of apple, cask wood, and white wine. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. It’s got that telltale French beer odor, which I’ve never been that fond of, and a somewhat dull sweet/sour flavor that just doesn’t appeal to me either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrislouvion (6) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2002 does not count
Nice head, lasting pretty well for a French Beer. First sip is interesting (’celtic cerveza style). The finish has a little something that tells me I don’t want another one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2004
[email protected] Soft and easy going. Brady/doughy maltyness. Sweetish, slightly dusty texture, some rubber, not bad, was hoping for more with this Biere de Garde.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2004
Beer #30 at Spiesy’s. Hazy gold colour. Yeasty aroma with a hint of apple. A little spicy and very soft. OK, but uninspiring. I’m afraid my taste buds were too blown away by this stage to pick up much more. Bottled.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5694) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2004
Bottle @ Spiesy’s gaff. Slight grassy metallic aroma. Big head. Pale gold colour. Crisp body. Some grassy pilsner notes in flavour with malty back up. Decent pilsnerish ale. Nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2004
Bottled. Foggy blonde pilsner. Grassy, farmyard, rustic aromas that put spin on what you might consider a normal for a pilsner. Yeasty, zesty flavour, with astringent feel that lingers on the palate. [London gathering: Spiesy, Duff, chris_o, Marty-D and SilkTork]

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Bov (12556) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2004
I had this at my 24th birthday (god, was this a long time ago ...) and it made me sick the whole day after. I can't believe most of you liked this beer ...

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