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Abbaye Du Cateau Vivat Blonde - Brasserie De L’Abbaye Du Cateau

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6 Ratings
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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 9.01%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie De L’Abbaye Du Cateau visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 12-02-2007)
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Reviews by wl0307:
Photo of wl0307
3.11/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

At 6.5%abv., coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, served lightly chilled in a stemmed wine goblet.

A: murky dark amber colour, coming with off-white foamy head and abundant fizziness.
S: pear-ish esters, old orangey notes, and candy-ish pale malty on the nose, Saaz hops, citrus zests and sweet herbal esters join from underneath following a good swirl. Simplistic
T: chewy spice-esters along with white prune-ish sour-sweetness, low profiled malts; dry and lightly effervescent on the palate, well-attenuated, plus very little bitterness and extra undertones of acidic stone-fruits in the end.
M&O: lightly effervescent but the fizziness dies out a bit too fast, the body is thin-ish for a 6.5%abv., the flavour profile simplistic and uninspiring, but the attenuation level is at least high enough to make it a somewhat drinkable… drink.

wl0307, Sep 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of mikesgroove
3.7/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very light and fruity on the nose this one poured a very nice golden yellow with a big fizzy white head. Nice light fruity smell translated over very well to the flavor. Very light and full of yeast and peach like flavors. This was a very intresting choice and I am glad I got to split it with my brother. Great selection that he brought back with him.

mikesgroove, Dec 02, 2007
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.1/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Brown cork and caged 75cl bottle, mine states 6.3% alcohol by voluum, not the 5% on the site here.

Golden and looking like a Belgian Blonde, small white head sat on top.

The aroma and taste went hand in hand, hops, barley, sweet toffee and caramel all in about equal quantities.

The beer however lacked a killer punch and had a soft underbelly, meaning it had no mouthfeel or presence after the first sip or two, hoped for great things, got a beer that was drinkable but very average.

BlackHaddock, Jan 23, 2010
Photo of joefinnigan15
3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

joefinnigan15, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.35/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried some time ago with @tobeerornottobe, just found my (written) review.

Bright, burnished golden colour, with a decent body. Lots of floating sediment, which stay completely suspended - they refuse to congregate at the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing, filmy white head. Looks very nice.

Rustic, earthy grain notes on the nose, almost verging towards sweet and rotten. Hint of apricots or some other fruit, overripe, but very earthy and subdued. Not bad, but not great.

Quite sweet on the palate, with a grainy husky character, and a seltzer bitterness. A little sour with a very short afterpalate. Mouthfeel is quite thick and undercarbonated. But nice.

Quite drinkable, but without a lot of character. Falls flat eventually, especially the ending which is very empty. Refreshing enough to drink regularly though.

lacqueredmouse, Nov 07, 2010
Photo of thierrynantes
3/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer bottle (33 cl.), tasted in 2006.

Appearance : yellow color, with white foamy head (not persistent).
Smell : malty and fruity aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : citrus notes, acidity and light bitterness.
Drinkability : an average beer in the style French "Bière de garde"

thierrynantes, Dec 07, 2008
Abbaye Du Cateau Vivat Blonde from Brasserie De L’Abbaye Du Cateau
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