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Jade (Biere Biologique) - Brasserie Castelain

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Jade (Biere Biologique)Jade (Biere Biologique)

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Reviews: 33
Hads: 38
Avg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 08-07-2002

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale gold with a steady snowy carpet that fades fast. Wet grain sack and flower nectar nose - a bit sickly sweet.
Flinty grain, soup nuts and a bit of salt, a bready yeast hit and grassy hops with some white pepper if I concentrate hard and a tingly dry finish.
Crisp, light, slightest chew.

25ml bottle.

Is this a pale ale or a lager? And lots of reviews saying farmhouse/saison. So now I'm confused...

Sharp and quenching, no foul notes. But not getting any saison tastes at all, other than Belgian yeast. Nothing special, organic or not.

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Photo of horndecker
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dull golden into a Chimay goblet. A fine head, highly carbonated at first, bright white and sudsy, which disipates rather quickly.
The aroma is of apples and grapefruit and very little else. Is it just a bit too cold for more than that?
The taste is more tart than expected and quite a bit like a watery gueuze. I wonder if I somehow got a bad bottle, but I think this is what its meant to be, since there's plenty of carbonation and no skunky aftertaste.
It's quite light-bodied with that tart grapefruit attack and a sour apples/lambic character.
An interesting bottle, but not something I would come back to. A bit one-dimensional. The nose never did develop, and neither did the taste.

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Photo of donnebaby
3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Creamy head falls flat in moments, leaving only a ring. Clear, normal-looking gold color body. Smell is sweet malts all the way. Light.

Taste is similarly sweet malts, very basic, refreshing taste. Notes of apples and caramel. A little watery. Light, light hops. Something metallic in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is a bit sharp, with very strong carbonation and light body. Seems very drinkable though, to find a positive point. It's also organic, which is cool.

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Photo of atis
3.07/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours with large white and champagne like fizzy head that is gone almost instantly. Aroma is sweetish malt, vegetables.

Taste is sweetish malt, spicy floral hops bite, bits of citrus fruit that are present also in the sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, moderate carbonation.

Fairly drinkable, but very boring.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A somewhat hazy golden yellow color on the pour, the head “Average” In size, structure is frothy, the color off white and the lace left behind is a fine sheet to conceal the glass. Nose is dominated by malt, lightly sweet, fresh and clean, start is sweet malt, the top cadaverous. Finish is lightly acidic, the hops sparse in their bite, dry as a bone aftertaste, drinkable, but certainly nothing to write home about, “Average”, nothing more, nothing less.

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Photo of brc
2.93/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Best May 2010. Poured into tulip.

Golden / straw color, quite clear. Small white head settles reasonably quickly and leaves a little lacing.

At first there is an aroma of spicy hops. After the head settles it's the smell of pilsner malt with a touch of apples.

Fairly sweet taste, quite similar to apple juice. A bit of bitterness and spice hops in the finish, but not much.

Mouthfeel is medium for a pale ale, a bit too flat.

Drinkable, but boring.

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Photo of malmquna
2.85/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Label has changed as mentioned before, along with the ABV.

Bubbly, thick, just off-white head settles over a clear lightly golden liquid. Good staying power on the head, with some lace on the glass. Smells fresh, grassy, a little yeast.

Initially a little buttery, in a good, non-rancid way. I would swear there was a little wheat in here, but the label mentions nothing but 'organic malt'. Still a nice, fresh flavor, perhaps very subtle clove or cardamom undertone. A pleasant, mild bitterness lasts through the clean finish.

Mouthfeel is full but fresh and clean. This is fairly drinkable, but probably better with some food: fish & chips, pizza, something spicy. I won't be reaching out for this every time I see it, but I would buy it again.

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Photo of Dogbrick
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Organic is a good way to describe this beer. My bottle was slightly skunked but luckily it did not carry over to the taste. Cloudy yellow with a medium head. Earthy, crushed berry flavor that didn't do too much for me. Now I can say I have tried a French beer.

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Jade (Biere Biologique) from Brasserie Castelain
83 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.