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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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Biere de Garde from France;
La CH’TI Blonde est une bière moelleuse aux arômes fins et délicats. Elle est Reconnue « Saveur de l’Année 2005 » dans la catégorie des bières de spécialité par des consommateurs, pour les consommateurs. Ses qualités ont également été récompensées par la médaille d’Or lors de la Sélection Mondiale de la bière en 2003 à Bruxelles. Afin de profiter de toute sa saveur, nous vous conseillons de la tenir au frais et de la déguster à une température de +/- 6 °C dans son verre préalablement rincé et non essuyé.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beardbeerman (222) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Pours a clear straw topped by a finger or so of off-white roughly structured head showing moderate retention and lacing features. The nose is both spicy and malty with a certain grassy hoppy element in the back. The taste is again a nice combination of bready malts and doughy/spicy yeasts with a fairly round body. The alcohol is not extensively perceptible and doesn’t give it that fruity aspect that, in my opinion, would destroy the brew’s flavours pattern. The hops come through a little at the end as the brew breaks down slowly. Cheers!

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gylo (203) - Lublin, POLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Nalewane z ma?ej p?katej butelki mocno nagazowane, tworzy spor? pian?. Barwa jasna, aromat zbo?owy. W smaku niez?e, podchodz?ce pod belgijskie jednak moim zdaniem wyra?nie zbo?owe. Goryczka niewielka, b?belki CO2 wyra?nie drapi?, alkohol równie? wyra?nie wyczuwalny.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Sample at Horecabeurs 2014 Gent. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer with huge stable white head. NOSE: sweet, fruity. TASTE: faint hoppy, rather sweet, somewhat fruity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (441) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle 0,33 l, Carrefour, Zielona Góra, Poland. Złote, mocno nasycone piwo o niezbyt obfitej pianie i słodkawym, ziemistym, lekko owocowym aromacie. W smaku gęste, trochę ziemiste, lekko biszkoptowe z wytrawnym finiszem.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (1242) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 15, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours clear golden with huge off-white head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, sugar, fruits, metallic notes, citrus. Flavor is sweet, fruits, citrus, grapefruit, some spicy notes. Finish is sweet and fruity dry bitter. Overall: simple, but not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (478) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 1, 2014
malty and fruity aroma with shades of herbs, spices and yeast... the taste is malty with notes of garden fruits and, a little bit, caramel and spices... smooth hoppy bitterness... dry and spicy aftertaste...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Gyllengul med vitt skum. Söt doft med inslag av bröd och maltighet. I smaken tillkommer lite örtighet och en gräsig beska.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1019) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Poured in a Trappist chalice. This is a crystal yellow beer. Smells fairly good. Reminds a good Belgian blond (close to Leffe, perhaps...). Not bad for a French beer. Despite of the 6.4%, you do not feel much alcohol, which helps the drinkability. It should be a good option for a sunny day, followed by a barbecue and listening to Gainsbourg... :) [ BA Review @ 11/11/2009 ]

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ken1 (1133) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
@Voldby ølmesse 2014 - Aroma: Sweet and slight hops. Flavor: Sweet and watery. Slightly bitter. Color: Golden amber with a white head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9548) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear golden color, full sized white head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is lightly malts, lightly a touch of yeast, lightly a touch of bitter. Taste lightly malts, lightly a touch of bitter, a hint of grains, slightly sweetish. Average body and carbonation. Ok beer. Typical biere de garde.


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