pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille: Deep amber coloured, clear, small foamy off-white layer; sweet fruity (dried berries) and caramelly nose with a slight acidity; sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied; berries, dark malt and sourish traces in the bitter-sweet finish. Drinkable.....
leaparsons (9544) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Inferior to the great Belgian brunes this is merely OK.
MoritzF (9151) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 75cl) Clear, dark brown colour with a tanned and small foamy head. Slightly earthy and nutty toast-malty aroma with a vinous fruity touch. Sweet-bitter flavour with a tinge of sourness, medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Toasty malt-character with earthy, leafy and nutty notes, accompanied by a berry fruity touch; mildly sweet and moderately toasted malty finish with notes of dried fruits in the aftertaste. 21.II.11
JorisPPattyn (9134) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown. Brown head, creamy, not very stable. Nose of brown sugar and mocca. Taste is expressly liquorice and malt sugar, maybe again some mocca. Seems poorly attenuated. Watery mouthfeel, despite the malt. Aftertaste = liquorice. it is strange. Northern France is riddled with good bière de garde producers. The two topmost famous (Bénifontaine and la Choulette) brew piss-poor examples, yet everybody seems to swear by them.
DuffMan (8938) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark walnut brown, small tan head. Weak aromas of chocolate, maybe a nutty character too. Not nearly as impressive as the ambree, but not bad.
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Hansen (8244) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better Ch'ti. Dark brown, fine yellow head. Malty aroma and a flavor with a note of laqurice.
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby pour piled with beige. Lacy and rocky. Rusty tin aroma with brine-sodden maltloaf and grain. Slightly better than it sounds. Flavour blood, copper penny, whiskeyish grain and wholemeal. Thinner than the Blanche and annoyingly metallic. Tastes like a cheap supermarket tinned bitter.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2005
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, grain), with notes of apple, bubble gum, and plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter, unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. I’m just glad this little Ch’Ti sampling experiment ends with this one. The darker malt (or caramel coloring?) does little to mask the poor qualities, unfortunately. Whew.
solidfunk (6843) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taste of roast malt, a bit of alcohol. Nothing else. No real aftertaste or anything. I actually find it a bit better than the Chti blonde, though.