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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: 215   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.


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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2003
Smallish head. Copper colour. Malty (caramel, syrup), ligth bitter, pleasent palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1137) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
A reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy, light beige-white head. The nose is citrusy to begin with, then a bitter sweet burnt sugar liquorice finish. The flavour is bitter sweet, caramel and liquorice and malty. There is an underlying citrus tang throughout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
note666 (1129) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2011
2011 - 08 - 21 500ml can bought at E. Leclerc on holiday in Bretagne (F). amber colour, small white head. sweet caramel taste

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle at THT tasting. Aroma is caramel, spicy, toffee and floral. Taste is medium sweet. A bit alcoholic. Not bad, not great.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 4, 2005
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 pours amber colour, very small head which is quick to dissipate. Smells of sour apples and a sickly toffee. tastes of more toffee, but with a sour finish. I really did not enjoy drinking this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1095) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 10, 2013
Small bottle. Bright copper body with a medium white head. Aroma has malt and some berries. Medium sweet taste with a light hop bitterness and easy mouthfeel. Finish has some berries and a dry hops. Nice. Just don’t serve it at -8 °C as the label suggests.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 14, 2004
A clear medium brown/orange color with a large foamy tan head. Straw, caramel and alcohol in the nose. A nice specialized malt flavor, sweet yet crisp, not cloying. Slightly hoppy follow. Easy drinking too! One of the best French beers I've had.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
scotty (1049) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2005
Bottled from Somerfield. Lovely amber colour, good lasting head. BIG on the nose and just as big on the palate, rich malty, and so..o..o satisfying. This is a very classy brew..go on, treat your tastebuds. Not a brew for a session tho’

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kronebryg (1039) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2012
Nice head, lasting, light brown colour. light nose. Medium body and length. Some taste of brown sugar and some fruitiness.


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