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


on tap

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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 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pivnizub (10088) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2011
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.....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9755) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2002
Inferior to the great Belgian brunes this is merely OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9495) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JorisPPattyn (9379) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2003
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (9355) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2011
(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

   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8387) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2003
One of the better Ch'ti. Dark brown, fine yellow head. Malty aroma and a flavor with a note of laqurice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2008
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (7351) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 13, 2011
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (7283) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2005
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.

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