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

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common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
imdownthepub (11285) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2006
Bottled, 750ml. Yellow to orange, cloudy, short head. Light and thin flavours with a touch of banana and a hint of grapefruit. Otherwise quite a boring lifeless beer, quite disapointing, nothing hidden to search for, all very much single dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2006
This is a very simple beer. It is a little bit sour, there is brett and lots of yeast. Some barnyard. The flavor is one dimensional and not as complex as the aroma. Cloudy orange and an impressive, thick and tall white head, with some sediment. Dry palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22398) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 4, 2006
Bottled. Golden colour, fluffy big white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, fruits, hops and cooked vegetables. Flavour is caramel, malts, hops and slight barnyardishness/earthyness. Dry and hayish aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3029) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Malty scent. Light, slightly grassy with a touch of bitter fruityness. Light, slightly roasty dryness. It’s balanced, but it’s also missing something. A bit simple.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2006
From a 750 ml. caged cork brown bottle with what I am guessing is a bottling date on the back label, 12.01.06., sampling at cellar temperature in a chalice. Poured a cloudy golden hued orange with a foamy, bubbly topped white head that settled into a thin lacing. Aromas of musty wheat with a bare touch of toffee, apples, floral with a light hay and a little earthiness, very, very small whiffs of alcohol. Good carbonation and a crisp, dry, smooth light bodied mouthfeel. Pleasant tasting, apples with a light citrus, caramelized sugary malts, spicy and slightly hayish hops, a very soft banana, an little earthy breadiness towards the end, the alcohol is not that noticeable, but is warming in the palate and a dry, subtle chalky, sweet malty finish, a nice smooth drinkability. Not bad, not great, just pleasant and drinkable, kind of expensive though, $10.99 for a 750 ml. bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2006
[bottle generously given by C. Fillebeen] Hazy golden with a fizzy white top with splotches of fine bubbles. Effervescent. The aroma is black peppery noble hops with some soft banana malt and faint ctirus. Watery malt flavour up front, followed by fresh floral and citrusy hops. A bit of alcohol flavour mixes really well with the subtle bitterness. This beer is fruity too. Quite clean and crisp for such a high gravity brew. Just a tad too dry, though.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
murawski (160) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
Light yeasty aroma with a massive white head. Transparent bright gold/orange color. Flavor had strong citrus notes (lemon/orange), with a fairly smooth mouthfeel, although a bit fizzy. Overall, a decent French country ale, but this is just not my style of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Headbanger (3516) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2006
750 ml bottle- An aroma of fruity and yeast. Appearance is a cloudy orange/yellow. Not much of a head. Light in body. A taste of yeast and citrus. Not a bad beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LearninBeer (418) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Aroma is a little fruity slight yeast. Appearance is a slight cloudy orange/yellow. Head is mostly diminishing with a little lacing. Must be a little bitter as the flavor hits the back of the tongue, it’s little creamy with slight carbonation, not much in flavor but not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2592) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2006
Unwittingly left this one until last as I’m not too keen on blonde’s at the best of times!!! Surprised, as it was easily the best off the Ch’ti lot, which is honestly not something to brag about. Poured into it’s own chalice, a treacly looking sunny ’blonde’ with very fine, wispy carbonation raising to a creamy, thick-set white head that left some good lacing. Sweet candi, zesty oranges, apples, pine-nuts and a touch of spicy alcohol made up the aroma. Enticing. Quite fresh, sweet and fruity in the mouth. Light in body and a little oily but generally smooth on the tongue. Subtle in flavour as to not stray too far from the other Ch’ti beers; light notes of honey, orange and mango concentrates, rock candi and some peppery spice that liven it up a little. Finish is disappointingly short but fresh and remains that way even as it warms. Not bad, no off-flavours like the others so I’d have to say this was a sessionable little number. Easy drinking. (25cL, 20/09/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)


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