Brasserie De L’Abbaye Du Cateau
from France
414th highest rated brewery (of 635)
Highest RatedAbbaye Du Cateau Vivat Blonde (60 / 100) Average score60 / 100 (Decent)
Lowest RatedAbbaye Du Cateau Vivat Blonde (60 / 100) Number Tried1
Abbaye Du Cateau Vivat Blonde
Reviewed by Jez on 07.11.10 in bottle
Overall:
60 / 100
(Decent)

Tried some time ago with @tobeerornottobe, just found my (written) review.

Bright, burnished golden colour, with a decent body. Lots of floating sediment, which stay completely suspended - they refuse to congregate at the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing, filmy white head. Looks very nice.

Rustic, earthy grain notes on the nose, almost verging towards sweet and rotten. Hint of apricots or some other fruit, overripe, but very earthy and subdued. Not bad, but not great.

Quite sweet on the palate, with a grainy husky character, and a seltzer bitterness. A little sour with a very short afterpalate. Mouthfeel is quite thick and undercarbonated. But nice.

Quite drinkable, but without a lot of character. Falls flat eventually, especially the ending which is very empty. Refreshing enough to drink regularly though.

appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 3.0 | taste: 3.0 | feel: 4.0 | drinkability: 4.0