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Castelain Blond Biere De Garde - Brasserie Castelain

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very good

184 Ratings
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain visit their website

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mitchster on 12-26-2001)
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Georgiabeer, Aug 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

coolandy007, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

MystikCelt, Jul 25, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

HuntDaddy540, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

marmstrong1212, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

DrewSnyc667, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of babaracas
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Pours a clear medium orange with sediment, fluffy off white head, clumpy rings down the glass. smell: fruity (apple, pear) with soft graininess, floral, buttery note. Taste: juicy nectarine, almost ripe pear, grapeskin, biscuit and honey, mildly spicy middle, then finishing dry with just slightly tart nectarine. Lots of pale malt sweetness throughout. Not the most complex, but tasty. 12/19/13 bottling noted on the back of the label.

babaracas, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Latarnik, May 31, 2014
Photo of pkalix
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%

nice fizz on pour. smell is bland, old-ish. slight acidic fruits. taste is non-existent. which is quite a feat for a 6.4% brew. slightly sour, but not much. not offensive. not exciting. slight cherry as I take a few more sips.... still fizzy like a champagne... and overall pretty neutral. which is not a bad thing. Four Loco tastes like CRAP and gives hang overs; i'm sure this is much more tolerable!

pkalix, May 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Fitze, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Keith_R, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

uturn, Apr 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

threedaggers, Feb 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

VinoGuy, Feb 03, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

vinny21bal, Jan 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

JRod1969, Jan 16, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -1.6%

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a light effervescence. Head is two fingers of creamy white foam with good retention. Quite attractive!

Smell: lightly toasty malt with hints of caramel, breadiness and a little graininess. Not at all funky but well-balanced and delightfully autumnal. I quite like this brew's aroma.

Taste: nutty, bready and even a little bit floral. Kind of a combination between a Belgian pale ale and a nut brown. It's got a bit of biscuitiness, which isn't my bag, but overall it's quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a rocky creaminess. Not bad!

Overall: pretty tasty and quite drinkable. This would make a fantastic leaf-raking beer, or perhaps an accompaniment to pumpkin pie. Did I mention autumnal?

flagmantho, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Bubbles, Dec 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jkermitj, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BillRoth, Nov 29, 2013
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3.16/5  rDev -18.3%

From the corked, caged bottle marked 17/08/12-L11137. Sampled on November 28, 2013. I don't know whether that 2012 date is an expiration or a bottling date. If was an expiration date that may explain why it reminded me of a pilsener.

Going into some detail the pour is medium amber-copper with a short-lived white head. Good clarity.

The aroma does have some notes of toasted malts, yeast, biscuits, and butter.

The body is light to medium.

The taste has the same toasted malt and biscuit character with a touch of grain and a clean, mildly hopped finish. But it had a kind of pilsener quality to it which I did not expect.

puboflyons, Nov 29, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Schimms, Nov 28, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

A: Pours a relatively clear medium golden yellow in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some light hints of straw yellow. The beer has a three finger tall foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to half finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer with a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts with some light fruit (apple and pear) sweetness along with some lighter notes of spicy yeast and just a hint of floral hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale malts with some light amounts of light fruit sweetness (including apple, pear, and white grape). That is followed by a light amount of spicy yeast and just a hint of floral hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness are present in the finish but it does not linger for long.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp with limited amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The beer is pretty refreshing and easy to drink, hiding the 6.4% ABV very well. I enjoyed this one and I would definitely get it again - it would pair well with just about any food.

dbrauneis, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

LightnerLiquorKS, Oct 22, 2013
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Castelain Blond Biere De Garde from Brasserie Castelain
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.