Castelain Blond Biere De Garde | Brasserie Castelain

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86
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216 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain
France
brasseriecastelain.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mitchster on 12-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
216
Reviews:
132
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 132
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of AlexFields
3.93/5  rDev +1.6%

A clean and straightforward biere de garde, very nice and super drinkable.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of msquared36
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mmario
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of bnes09
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of StrayteEDGE
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Georgiabeer
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of coolandy007
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of MystikCelt
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of HuntDaddy540
2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of DrewSnyc667
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of babaracas
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear medium orange with sediment, fluffy off white head, clumpy rings down the glass. smell: fruity (apple, pear) with soft graininess, floral, buttery note. Taste: juicy nectarine, almost ripe pear, grapeskin, biscuit and honey, mildly spicy middle, then finishing dry with just slightly tart nectarine. Lots of pale malt sweetness throughout. Not the most complex, but tasty. 12/19/13 bottling noted on the back of the label.

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Photo of Latarnik
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of pkalix
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

nice fizz on pour. smell is bland, old-ish. slight acidic fruits. taste is non-existent. which is quite a feat for a 6.4% brew. slightly sour, but not much. not offensive. not exciting. slight cherry as I take a few more sips.... still fizzy like a champagne... and overall pretty neutral. which is not a bad thing. Four Loco tastes like CRAP and gives hang overs; i'm sure this is much more tolerable!

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Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Fitze
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Keith_R
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of uturn
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of threedaggers
3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of VinoGuy
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of vinny21bal
2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of JRod1969
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of flagmantho
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 330mL bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: rich golden hue with a haze-free body and a light effervescence. Head is two fingers of creamy white foam with good retention. Quite attractive!

Smell: lightly toasty malt with hints of caramel, breadiness and a little graininess. Not at all funky but well-balanced and delightfully autumnal. I quite like this brew's aroma.

Taste: nutty, bready and even a little bit floral. Kind of a combination between a Belgian pale ale and a nut brown. It's got a bit of biscuitiness, which isn't my bag, but overall it's quite good.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a good carbonation and a rocky creaminess. Not bad!

Overall: pretty tasty and quite drinkable. This would make a fantastic leaf-raking beer, or perhaps an accompaniment to pumpkin pie. Did I mention autumnal?

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Castelain Blond Biere De Garde from Brasserie Castelain
3.87 out of 5 based on 216 ratings.
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