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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
La CH’TI Brune est une bière dense et onctueuse. Sa couleur noire intense provient de malts puissamment torréfiés. Afin de profiter de toute sa saveur, nous vous conseillons de la tenir au frais et de la déguster à une température de +/- 8 °C dans son verre préalablement rincé et non essuyé.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1956) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
Dark borwn, almost opaque with very shy off-white head that recedes to thin cover. Sweetish, sugary-malty aroma. A foamy mouthfeel with the dusty sweet fruit returning. Some wood, vegetal and alcohol also noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2006
Another bottle from Poperinge’s Quebec trip. Fluffy brown head. Thick dark brown beer. Quickly thinning head leaves strong lacing. Vinegar like aroma similar to a Flemish Brown. Lightly airy body. Flavour is a mix of brown ale and Flemish. Light chocolate notes. Some grapes and cherries a the back of the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerdedone (3215) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sweetness. Flavor is citrus, carbonated, yeast, bitter, just an ok beer, very dissapointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours dark with a thick lasting light tan head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, sugar. Flavor is bitter, citrus, thin, funky yeast. Frail body. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2006
Deep brown. Nose cocoa, lightly sweet fruit, some raisin. Lightly bitter, sour chocolate. Too acidic. Bit sweet and muddy and overly thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (8645) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2006
Bottle. Off-white cramy high lasting and good looking head. Clear ruby head. Sweet malt aroma. Sweat malt flavor but some bitterness at the end. The looks is definately the best about the beer. The price is much too high.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Expensive and at the bottom of its style. This was marked down to $7 from $11. It is ok for 7. The beer is dark brown. There is light fruit in the aroma. Somewhat sweet, fruity malt like a dubbel; which is what I thought it was while drinking it. Highly carbonated with a strange spritzy quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2006
Bottle. Dark ruby brown colour with a small off-white head. Has a fresh fruity aroma and some malty notes too. Malty flavor with some hints of chocolate and caramel. Has a sweet malty and slightly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2006
Tempted never to touch another Ch’ti Bière de garde again after struggling through the Ambrée, I had to give this one a shot as I was thirsty and the fridge was nearly bare. So here goes. Poured into it’s own bulbous tulip glass, cool but not cold, from the awfully quaint little bottle. 100% on appearance; huge, cappuccino-style tan head rose up a good inch before receding to a firm thin layer that left rings down the sides. Deepest ruby red, almost black in body and shimmering in the light. Disappointing aroma (a trait of these beers?) of oxidised metal shards, driftwood and a touch of oysters in brine. Soft and slick on the tongue, medium bodied and a little watered down in flavour. Oxidation is very subtle; with a mix of goat cheese, burnt sugars, wood, cola soda and musty, staling hops (not all too disagreeable) making for an interesting review. Slightly puckering just shy of the back-end with a touch of cola and coffee beans following into the short, dryish swallow. A lot better than the Ambrée, but that isn’t saying much. Drinkable atleast!!! (25cL, 22/09/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
This brown belgian ale is syrupy and all malts like most of its counterparts in the north of France. It has a bit of a redeeming chocolate flavor, but no hops worth mentioning. The nose is all musky malts and alcohol.

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