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Castelain Blond Biere De Garde - Brasserie Castelain

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BA SCORE
87
very good

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 184
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain visit their website
France

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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tjdrewry

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +29.2%

02-17-2013 03:56:14 | More by tjdrewry
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-07-2013 14:30:58 | More by Thorpe429
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-02-2013 00:00:40 | More by pintofparadise
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-19-2013 20:50:35 | More by marcobrau
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jadams11

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

01-15-2013 20:38:14 | More by jadams11
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-28-2012 00:47:47 | More by ssimpson89
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Tone

Missouri

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

Pours a clear, golden color. 5/4 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of strong pale malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, hint of hop, hint of yeast, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of a Biere de Garde. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a noticeable dryness. Tastes of sweet malt, pale malt, slight alcohol, hint of yeast, hint of hop, and slight caramel malt. Overall, decent appearance, good blend, and decent aroma. For a Biere de Garde, the body is lacking in potency, though the flavor is still good.

12-11-2012 18:21:47 | More by Tone
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champ103

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%

On tap at Avenue Pub

A: Pours a hazed golden/orange color. A two finger, pillowy whit head forms. Nice retention and lace. I really attractive pour.
S: Bready malts that are slightly sweet. A light honey sweetness in the nose. Musky basement like yeast. Some fruity esters in the nose as well. Apple and pears.
T: Love it. Toasted, bready malts that intermingles with the musky yeast and fruity esters. The esters become more apparent as this warms up. Apples and pears are strong, but also some grape flavors. Excellent.
M/D: A medium body and crisp carbonation. A great crisp snap that is smooth at the same time. Really clean as well. So easy to drink. I really enjoy this, and can drink it all day.

A great under appreciated version of an under appreciated style. Really well done. Something I enjoyed and would recommend.

11-30-2012 02:41:59 | More by champ103
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-11-2012 14:37:58 | More by t0rin0
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

11-09-2012 02:50:13 | More by Guinnsslvr
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-04-2012 23:54:22 | More by valkyre65
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Dirtinabottle

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

08-21-2012 04:26:26 | More by Dirtinabottle
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -4.4%

750ml Bottle from the Potsdam IGA NY for 10$

Appearance – Clear gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some faint lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, wood, green grapes, yeast

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with light yeast, caramel, green grapes, and hints of something along the lines of vanilla/almonds/coconut. It also has a oak/woodiness to it. It ends with a slightly bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall – Based on the price I expected a little more here. It's still a decent beer, just nothing that blew me away. The coconut type flavour is interesting though.

08-11-2012 23:53:41 | More by spinrsx
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WynnO

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

08-03-2012 04:42:36 | More by WynnO
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%

The 330ml bottle produced a solid, crystal clear golden body, complete with a thick, chunky white head. Nice carbonation. Light, toasted malt nose mixed with an earthy, grassy hop aroma (just like the bottle label indicates). A light, biscuit malt flavor, followed by a fairly noticeable bitterness rounds out the flavor. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, clean, dry, and crisp.

A tasty little French beer. The bitterness level seems just a bit too sharp to me. Perhaps its the combination with the mild alcohol presence that I get that. In any case, it's rather good for a lightly malty thirst quencher.

07-29-2012 20:32:07 | More by beergoot
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trocketsauced

New York

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-08-2012 20:08:39 | More by trocketsauced
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JustinQ

California

4/5  rDev +3.4%

06-06-2012 03:57:20 | More by JustinQ
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ste5venla

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

05-23-2012 17:44:52 | More by ste5venla
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theminutemen

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-02-2012 22:27:23 | More by theminutemen
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draheim

Washington

3.8/5  rDev -1.8%

750mL (bottled either June 11 or November 6, 2011) into a saison glass. Pours a slightly hazy glowing orange/amber w/ a thick creamy haed, great retention, moderate carb. This is starting out nicely.

Aroma is pale malt, Belgian yeast, floral European hops.

Taste is subtle, floral/perfumy, a little watery, light and drinkable but not especially flavorful or complex. Gets a little soapy as it warms. Hoppy bite on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, smooth but also has a slightly thin, watery aspect.

Overall a decent Bière de Garde and a good table beer, but not my favorite. Enjoyable but not outstanding.

04-25-2012 02:33:28 | More by draheim
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

03-29-2012 00:40:34 | More by gleemonger
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-19-2012 00:53:12 | More by jfcaa193
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LJWalker

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2012 04:11:53 | More by LJWalker
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bwyu

California

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-21-2012 05:31:02 | More by bwyu
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Tamarack22

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +29.2%

12-07-2011 05:10:31 | More by Tamarack22
Castelain Blond Biere De Garde from Brasserie Castelain
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.