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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 276   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
HansJM (358) - NORWAY - DEC 5, 2001
Deep godlen colour, a big head that stays. Fruity start. Good volume, well rounded - with style.Ends dry. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gtreptow99 (15) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2001
This is a new personal favorite of mine!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
drougkolya (275) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2010
Bière de garde brassé dans le nord de la France, 6.4% d’alcool, mousseuse et pétillante, rafraichissante. idéal après avoir gratter la neige de l’entré.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JesseM (1136) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
UPDATED: APR 19, 2013 750mL bottle from the STAR marché in Arras, France. Pours a nice bright gold with a large white head. The aroma bursts with pepper and grassy hops, and enticingly rich pale malts. Flavour is just awesome, full of honeycomb-like malts and a peppery zing to add balance in the finish. Not super complex, but what there is is bloody fantastic. Refreshing on a hot day, yet a bit boozy. I could drink boat-loads of this stuff, good thing it seems to be everywhere. Not sure where the mediocre rating is coming from, but then again I like this style quite a lot. And this pale variety of said style is spot on.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a lightly hazed golden amber with a quarter inch of pure white sudsy foam. Decent head retention, very nice webby lacing, with a steady stream of carbonation. Mild aroma lightly sweet and fruity. Mellow tasty flavor - tangy and lightly sweet wheat malt, a light sweet apricot, herbal hops. It is drier in the finish, with the wheat and the herbal hop character standing out. Not quite medium body, smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Plentiful carbonation - ever so slightly fizzy

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papillon (363) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2009
750 mL Bottle. Clear gold body with foamy-fluffy white head that settles to a tenacious layer. Lively carbonation. Aroma of light sweet malts, grains, wildflowers, honey, and innuendos of citrus peels and spruce. Flavor of light sweet malts with an accentuation of caramel, hops come up in the aftertaste as a citrus-spruce character rounded out by a butterscotch expression. The finish is sweet malt-creamy. Nice beery-fizzy in the mouth. I could drink this any day.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigBilly (127) - London W3 6PF, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2004
75cl brown bottle with Champagne type cork.Clear pure gold colour with frothy white head.Sweet candyfloss liqueur aroma.Aromatic slightlly sweet faint citrus flavour. Full mouthfeel.Short grapefruit finish. A fine example of one of my favourite styles.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2005
75 cl bottle, hard to find in Denmark. White head, fast disappearing, on a crisp golden body. Flavour is malty, a bit fruity and enough sweetness to compensate. Very pleasing balance, feel very fresh and does not taste alcoholic at all. I’m rather partial in favour of Ch’ti beer, and this was confirmed in this very nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Citellus (28) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2002

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Bottle. Clear amber, big clingy head. Apple-cinnamon flavor. Dry finish with a touch of pear. Very smooth yet assertive mouthfeel. Well-done.


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