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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: 322   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10636) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2006
Amber hazy ale with a thin white head. Sweet vanilla in aroma, with maderized malt, vinous notes. Sweet malt in mouth, oxidized. Light orange notes. Oily nouthfeel. Bottle shared with Gonzobeer. Merci Hans.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2006
Pale golden body with a medium size, almost lasting white head. Yeasty aroma with apples. Medium bodied, simple, light caramel and spice, very easy drinking, but can’t see that it is meant for "keeping" too long as it hasn’t got too much in it for my liking. An improvement on the brune though.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2005
Decent blonde but spicy in an unusual way.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6299) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2005
Nice taste of green, sour apples but with a sweeter finish, a totally different experience compared to Beligan blondes. If the French can come up with more like this, I would be very happy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14628) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2005
Bottled. (75cl) Slightly hazy light beer with a white head. Fruitiness, sweetness and some mouldy elements. Sweet, fruity flavor with yeast and barnyard. Light bitterness in the finish. (051104)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2005
75 cl bottle. No yeast in bottom. Golden colour with a nice white head. Light aroma of yeast and honey. Spicy aroma with a dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Best before or bottled on(?) 06/04/05. Amber. Small, whispering, cream colored head dissipates quickly. Roasty malt, caramel, toffee, sugar, yeast-aroma. Creamy malt up front with bittering hops picking up in the end. Roasty caramel/toffee flavors, some must, some yeast and clove, also. Yeasty, chewy aftertaste. Creamy and tingly full/medium body. Not excellent, but 3.1 seems low.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2005
Golden in colour. White head, leaving a lace on the glass. A perfumed aroma. Also grassy aroma. Sweet flavor but also spicy flavour. A little think mouthfeel and a grassy and hoppy aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (14352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2005
75cl bottle from Auchan. Golden beer with thick white lasting head. Nicely perfumed aroma. Good hops come through in mouth and on to finish. Some candy sugar. Refreshing with good hoppy finish. Soft in mouth. Nice biere de garde

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
turbothy (1130) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2005
A quite weak Biere de Garde, almost pilsener-like. Light golden colour with small head. Grassy aroma, somewhat sour and uninteresting flavour.


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