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Diversey & Lill(e) - Brasserie Castelain

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Diversey & Lill(e)Diversey & Lill(e)

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85
very good

35 Ratings
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Ratings: 35
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed as a collaboration with Two Brothers Brewing Co. out of Warrenville, IL.

(Beer added by: samie85 on 07-27-2012)
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beerhawk41

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

08-06-2012 00:14:42 | More by beerhawk41
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-05-2013 19:50:10 | More by mychalg9
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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

10-01-2012 13:51:44 | More by George2744
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-13-2012 20:13:08 | More by PEIhop
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Now this is a biere de garde.

Bready and malty sweet. Minimal hop tones. I get a little spice, sure, but it seems to take a backseat to the malts. Not all the way balanced. But focusing on that seems like nit-picking. There aren't a lot of biere de gardes that I really appreciate. But this is one of them. Glad I picked up the bottle when I had the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 00:29:16 | More by RblWthACoz
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samie85

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark copper with a finger of white head.

Smells of deep caramel with rich dark fruit and some vanilla.

Follows the nose with rich caramel, dark fruit and a nice, crisp, herbal finish.

Light side of medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a slick feel.

Very drinkable, well put together Biere de Garde. I like that it's on the hoppy side of the Biere de Garde spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 16:43:13 | More by samie85
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

03-20-2013 02:53:54 | More by ste5venla
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +6.4%

01-09-2014 14:25:54 | More by Griffith
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-29-2012 02:03:06 | More by Gonzoillini
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +6.4%

07-10-2013 02:17:05 | More by Zbeetleman
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ComRock12

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-30-2012 02:41:25 | More by ComRock12
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BfloBrewHound

New York

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-23-2013 23:15:52 | More by BfloBrewHound
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-23-2012 16:37:51 | More by rfbenavi80
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jnikkel

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-12-2012 21:06:49 | More by jnikkel
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

reinheitsgematt brought this one over tonight... Thanks Matt!!.. Pours with a good lite tan head into my HotD goblet. the brew is a very pretty deep orange/lite amber...

Nose is good.. slight hints of American hops and then only something that I can describe as "Biere de Garde" maltiness... toasty and dry lite caramel essence.. Aroma is sorta musty with warmth..

Flavor is big and malty with some lite toffee notes... dry nutty brown malt.. malt lingers forever... the hops may be there, but I could be making things up...

Body may be a touch thick/carbonation a bit light... but really, things are good.. very malt centric, without ever becoming cloying... Though, I would have a hard time finishing this bottle in the heat of the Boise summer.. Nicely done despite my minor bitches.

Thanks Matt!!

4/4/4/3.5/4

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 05:43:29 | More by JohnGalt1
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Bruery snifter.

So, I made a pledge to only review "local" beers and beers that need to be added to the database. I have my reasons. This one doesn't appear to qualify, but though it was brewed and bottled at Castelain, Two Brothers was involved, so I'm gonna allow it. Anyway, it pours a clear early-sunset amber topped by over a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises bread, light cracked wheat, and a hint of caramel. Everything is so weak, I have to strain to get any scents up my 'strils. Fair enough, I guess. The taste holds notes of caramel, sweet biscuit, light flowers, black pepper, very light cinnamon, and a vague sense of citrus-ish fruit that pervades without fully showing itself (it reminds me of the monster from a cheesy, but still somehow cultishly awesome, 50s horror flick). It's a big step-up from the barely-existent smell. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a semi-dryly smooth feel. Overall, a very nice brew, one that's enjoyable at a few levels: complexity (it's both simple and not), texture (it's somehow both kinda dry and kinda fluid), and straight-up flavor (is it wheaty, spicy, or fruity...or all of the above...?). Good times.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 03:46:38 | More by TMoney2591
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-03-2014 00:43:44 | More by danthehopslamman
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thudean

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-13-2013 15:00:15 | More by thudean
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MRsojourner

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-24-2013 13:39:31 | More by MRsojourner
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bleeps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-20-2014 04:19:21 | More by bleeps
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brn9000

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-06-2012 01:11:10 | More by brn9000
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sliks96

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-15-2013 02:43:54 | More by sliks96
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womencantsail

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

The pour is amber in color with a finger of khaki head. Very sweet on the nose. Lots of toffee, caramel, and brown sugar. Somewhat toasty, light vanilla notes, lots of spice, and a moderate fruitiness (mostly stone fruits). The flavor is also on the sweet side. Banana, peach, and a touch of golden raisin. Light spiciness along with a strong toasted bread and sugar character. A touch of caramel and toffee, and a very light floral hoppiness.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2012 19:43:48 | More by womencantsail
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Halcyondays

California

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a dark amber with a spritzy white head, solid lace.

S: Sweet caramel with some toffee, caramel, floral character.

T: Orange and caramel, fruity overall, big flavour. Some peach as well.

M: Medium-bodied, a tad cloying at times, some crisp carbonation.

O: A nice bigger biere de garde. Castelain always makes good stuff, glad to try this.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2012 00:46:35 | More by Halcyondays
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Etan

Wisconsin

3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml into a tulip.

A: Pours a nice copper color with a large, soft off-white head.

S: Buttery, caramel, even a bit of butterscotch.

T: Mildly floral esters, caramel malt, a bit of dried pear,

M: Light-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tastes fine, honestly a bit boring.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 22:22:36 | More by Etan
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Diversey & Lill(e) from Brasserie Castelain
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