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St. Amand - Brasserie Castelain

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St. AmandSt. Amand

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BA SCORE
85
very good

97 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 97
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2002)
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Reviews by hoegaardenhero:
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hoegaardenhero

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: light ring of whote foam around the top of a dull amber-brown body

s: sweet malts; popcorn; a sour note; light grape; dry wheat

t: very mild but sweet; still that sour note; sweet syrupy malts; warms up with each sip; light saltiness;

m: i feel that this is a little aggressive but is good; light-medium body; limited cloy

d: ok; very mild; could be good with some good foods; worth a try and could make a good pairing

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 04:16:01 | More by hoegaardenhero
More User Reviews:
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2014 21:57:40 | More by BastardFromABasket
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-24-2014 02:26:47 | More by Georgiabeer
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Buddman223


3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-21-2014 02:12:56 | More by Buddman223
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uturn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-17-2014 20:57:21 | More by uturn
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-27-2014 02:13:26 | More by Sspeer1
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 23:11:49 | More by Huhzubendah
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

10-31-2013 03:31:07 | More by jaydoc
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

10-22-2013 11:11:10 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-12-2013 01:50:41 | More by sbanacho
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remitrom

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-07-2013 04:08:03 | More by remitrom
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grumblebee

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

06-20-2013 03:53:49 | More by grumblebee
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 00:04:07 | More by metter98
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bishopdc0

Maine

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-27-2013 15:29:47 | More by bishopdc0
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-11-2012 20:55:43 | More by JohnK17
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-11-2012 14:41:16 | More by t0rin0
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

10-01-2012 16:29:33 | More by ROGUE16
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pknyc

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-22-2012 13:58:24 | More by pknyc
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2012 03:25:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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mactrail

Washington

2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2012 06:20:15 | More by mactrail
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hiku7

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 21:20:31 | More by hiku7
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-19-2012 00:53:28 | More by jfcaa193
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elNopalero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 19:12:13 | More by elNopalero
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CypherEnigma

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-27-2011 06:52:17 | More by CypherEnigma
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +32.6%

11-25-2011 22:18:22 | More by Rochefort10nh
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St. Amand from Brasserie Castelain
85 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.