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Brasserie Bénifontaine
Brasserie Castelain
Not open to the public (as far as I know)
13, rue Pasteur
F-62410 Bénifontaine
Telephone: +33 (0) 3 21.08.68.68
Brewer: Philippe Vandromme
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Notes

Opened: 1926

Annual Production: 38,000 hl

U.S. Importer: Vanberg & DeWulf

Contributor: hendrik Matthes

Updated: May 19, 2013

Beer List

  • 4.50% abv.

  • 5.90% abv.

  • 7.50% abv.

  • 7.50% abv.

  • 5.90% abv.

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    5.60% abv.
    • Date: July 22, 1998 (#2986)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden, moderate carbonation and head, fairly hazy. Sweet, spicy aroma. Medium body, sweet, real Belgian character. Orangey fruitiness through the finish. If the Belgians brewed a Czech Pilsner, it would taste like a French Biere de Garde.

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    6.50% abv.
    • Date: September 6, 2012 (#8949)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 17½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper color. Thick head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Spicy, grassy hops. Mild toasty malt. Rye?
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, fizzy. Sweet, dark malt, grassy. Low bitterness. Earthy hop flavor through the finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
      I like it. Collaboration with Two Brothers Brewing.

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    French-Style Bière de Garde
    7.80% abv.
    • Date: May 7, 2013 (#9075)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Brilliant golden. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet. Bready. Fruity. Apple.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, fizzy. Sweetly malty, fruity. Bready. Mild grassy hop flavor, low bitterness.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Good clean beer.

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    French-Style Bière de Garde
    5.90% abv.
    • Date: September 30, 2006 (#6108)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Columbus, Columbus NE
      Score: 17 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright red-amber. Thick rocky dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Dark caramel, raisin, spices.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, fizzy. Huge darkish caramel malt character with hints of raisin. Nice Belgian-ish spiciness, some Brettanomyces. Mild grassy hop flavor and bitterness. Clean sweet caramel malt finish.
      Overall Impression (2)
    • Date: April 18, 1999 (#3240)
      Package: bottled
      Place: 1st Wines and Spirits, Allouez WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-amber, thick head. Musty-spicy aroma. Medium body, candy-malty-sweet, spicy yeasty flavor, warming bitterish finish.

  • 5.90% abv.

  • 4.50% abv.

  • 6.40% abv.

  • 6.40% abv.

  • Belgian-Style Tripel
    7.50% abv.

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    Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    4.50% abv.

  • Korma
    5.20% abv.

  • La Bio de Bénifontaine
    4.50% abv.

  • La Brune de Bénifontaine
    6.40% abv.

  • St Poloise
    6.40% abv.