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St. Amand | Brasserie Castelain

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3.78/5
Very Good
104 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain
France
brasseriecastelain.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-23-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,146
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
104
pDev:
12.43%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Photo of restman99
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drpimento
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It's a very malty amber beer, tho not much to style. Aroma is malt, toffee, caramel, a bit of fruit. Appearance was great with a huge frothy head. Flavor was just ok,similar to nose, plus metallic. Good body. There are many other Bieres de Garde I'd rather have.

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Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #339 - Bought this solely because it shares my last name but turned out to be really tasty.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.32/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Aroma caramel, hay, malt, butterscotch, grains. Taste caramel malt, floral, spice, herbal, faint hops.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fruity nose, not much hop, malt and a touch of pepper. Pours dark amber under a 2” pillowy foam cap. The palate starts with light fruit, pineapple, caramel, pepper and a hint of hops on the finish. Some faint light cardboard flavors suggest the beginning of oxidation. bottled 10-10-11, above average carbonation, a touch of cardboard on the finish, some light fruit, pepper and a hint of hops on the finish. Medium to medium full body, with average carbonation. A fresher bottle is less sweet and crisper with the fruit tending more towards peach and less pineapple. Much better – do not age.

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4.32/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of babaracas
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.

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Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.57/5  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. 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 very good.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ROGUE16
3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of pknyc
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

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St. Amand from Brasserie Castelain
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 104 ratings
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