St. Amand - Brasserie Castelain
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4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
Pours a clear orange-red, one finger thick cream colored head, few wispy patches of lace.
Smell: apricot, marmalade note, wet grains, mild earthiness.
Taste: caramel apple, sweet plum flesh, red grape, date bread, grain twang, earthy and herbal notes.
Medium-light bodied, active carbonation, drying and slightly sticky finish.
Best by 11/15. Slightly sweeter than Castelain's "blonde," but similarly as delicious.
08-16-2014 03:54:15 | More by babaracas
3.56/5 rDev -5.8%
After popping the cork caught a nice bready yeast aroma out of the bottle. Poured into a Prohibition Pig tulip. Had a big foamy off-white head that dissipated after a minute. Color was clear amber. Smelled of malts and a bit of yeast but not much hops. Tasted of malts up front - a bit of skunk (not unpleasant) - with a hint of dark fruit and finished with some hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with fine bubbles but not overly effervescent. Overall a tasty beverage.
07-10-2014 21:57:40 | More by BastardFromABasket
District of Columbia
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
The beer is light amber colored and transparent with a small off white head. The aroma offers yeast, malt, apples, a splash of white wine. Grape skins and an earthy character. Light in body with fairly low carbonation. A touch of oxidation. Mild hop presence offers a hint of bitterness. Caramel malt and green apples. Pretty easy going.
11-11-2013 23:11:49 | More by Huhzubendah
3.78/5 rDev 0%
A: The beer is crystal clear deep amber orange in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a finger high beige head that took a long time to die down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts and raisins are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has flavors of caramel malts and raisins. Only a bit of sweetness is noticeable because the malts are balanced off by some notes of earthy hops. Not much bitterness is perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems a little maltier compared to others in the style but wasn't that difficult to drink.
04-05-2013 00:04:07 | More by metter98
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
On tap at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.
Pours a clear honey brown with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy chunks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and some citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with some slight caramel flavors as well. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer and very easy to drink.
07-04-2012 03:25:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.83/5 rDev -25.1%
This is certainly at the flabby end of the Garde spectrum. It really tastes just like a cheap sweet Dunkel or low-hop Amber.
Light amber in the heavy chalice with a modest head. Light body. A slight fruitiness with a malt liquor finish. Apparently not much in the way of hops, but a slight soapy dishwater taste with a touch of earthy flavors. Faint metallic aftertaste. If it was sudsier, or had a touch of yeasty bitterness it would go down a lot easier.
It's really not that unpleasant to drink, just so uninteresting as to forget to finish the glass. On tap at Neighborhood in San Diego.
07-02-2012 06:20:15 | More by mactrail
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Light bready pils malt aroma, with pear esters, spice, and a tiny bit of funk. No hop aroma. Slight whisp of alcohol as it warms.
Pours brilliant dark copper with a one-finger off white head. Short lasting. No lacing. Thin foam, moderate carbonation.
Fruity pear esters, and strawberries. Toasted sweet malt flavor. No hop bite. Very mild bitterness in the finish. Good balance. Some vinous flavors a bit reminiscent of grapes. Could be slightly oxidized.
Medium body. Smooth, delicate feel. Crisp dry finish and moderate carbonation. No astringency.
Very enjoyable. My first venture in the style. I will try others.
02-29-2012 21:20:31 | More by hiku7
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
This pours a golden amber color with a nice bit of head retention.
There’s a funky aroma to it that's contrasted with a lightness on the palate. Bit of a funky funk finish, but overall not terribly complex and not one I’d try again for the price. Pass.
12-21-2011 19:12:13 | More by elNopalero
St. Amand from Brasserie Castelain
85 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.