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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: 333   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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2677) - 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 (3495) - 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 (416) - 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 (2547) - 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)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2006
Dark yellow transparent colour with a limited and short-lived head. Bitter and round taste with earthy and grassy aromas. Sweet aftertaste. Drink it along cocktail sausages and cheese.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2006
[bottle from ASDA] Aroma is yeasty, sweet, caramelised malt aromas, peach notes, herbal. light body, sweet upfront, dry.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - FEB 17, 2006
The aroma is light and consists of some floral hoppiness and malty sweetness. The color is golden with an off whtie head. The flavor is light with a malty sweetness combined with a slight earthiness. The finish on the palate is crisp and clean.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14455) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2006
Bottled. Nice creamy head. Yellow beer. This beer reminds me more of a pale lager than a blonde. And it would have been an awesome pale lager, but as a blonde it lacks the complex tastes of that style. A smooth beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2006
Bottled. A straw blonde coloured beer which pours with anice white head. The aroma is sweet and a little buttery. There may be a little toffee or diacetyl lurking in the background. the taste is sweet and a little syrupy. Quite perfumed or cleaning product notes in the taste over a sticky sweetness. Not very enjoyable and a little bit of a chore to drink the whole 75cl.


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