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Brewed by Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Aux allures cuivrées, la CH’TI Ambrée dégage des arômes de malts subtilement torréfiés. Ses qualités ont été récompensées par la médaille d’Or lors de la Sélection Mondiale de la bière en 2003 à Bruxelles et par la médaille d’argent lors du Concours Général Agricole de Paris en 2004. Afin de profiter de toute sa saveur, nous vous conseillons de la tenir au frais et de la déguster à une température de +/- 8 °C dans son verre préalablement rincé et non essuyé.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2007
Bottle from Intermarche, Nr Boulogne, France. Orange amber with an off white head. Sweet date malt aroma. The taste is spicy, yeasty caramel with a sharp bitter finish. Easy drinking brew, but you feel slightly let down. Something is missing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: St Armand French Country Ale
Date: 04/14/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

amber, fine white head, rich malt aroma, nice carmel malt flavor, low bitterness, to style?

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Score: *4
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours a hazy amber with a large beige head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, and spices. The flavor is sweet, honey, fruit, caramel, spices, with a bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8341) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2007
75cl bottle. Amber colour, large head. Pleasant aroma of malt, although the beer is more hoppy than malty. Lovelly flowery hops. Spicy, hints of caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (9159) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 20, 2007
Bottle (750ml): Clear, amber coloured, small creamy off-white head, fruity and (a bit toasted) malty-nutty nose; mild sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, soft MF; soft malty-fruity finish with a touch of bisquits. Pleasant drink........

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a longlasting white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty and slightly yeasty caramel flavor. Dry malty finish with some weak hints of apples in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (4811) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Not bad. It might be a little oxidized, but only a little bit. Aroma has yeast as well. Flavor is a balance of sweet malt like a dark Belgian ale with yeast and light spice. Cloudy, light brown appearance with some sediment. These Ch’ti beers aren’t bad, but far too expensive. I only paid $5 for this and it is a good value at that price.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3472) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2007
25.4 oz bottle (Bottled on 1/13/06) Binny’s Naperville-A light amber body with a nice off white head and it has an aroma of floral, yeasty, hoppy, and malty. Taste of floral with a little yeast and a malty finish. Nice tasting brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21544) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 6, 2007
Bottled. Coppery amber colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is caramel, slight mustardyness and raisins. Flavour is big malts along with some slight raisins in it. Quite watery. The aroma was more promising...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled 01-13-06. Pours a hazy, amber color with an off-white, average-sized, pillowy head; the head is mostly diminshing leaving minimal lace. Nose is fairly nice with notes of toffee, raisin, some apricot, lightly toasted caramels, and a grainy yeast note. Flavor is a bit of a letdown; notes of grainy malts and toffee with faint raisins and figs and a floral bitterness that almost seems disassociated from the malt notes. Palate is almost medium, lively, and silky smooth; nice feel, but not as round or full as great examples of the style. Finishes with a decent bitterness after most of the sweetness disappears with lingering notes of toffee, faint yeast, and a mild warmth. Not a bad example of a dying style, but lacked complexities, unique character, and the bold rich mouthfeel of perfect examples of the style. A bit like a watered down version of the style but still approachable and pleasant.


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