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


on tap


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ungstrup (29022) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2003
A dark brown beer with a small fast disappearing head. The aroma is slight with notes of sweet malt and brewmash. The flavor is thin though sweet, prickling your tongue and has hints of black currant. It has next to no bitterness. A boring beer - try Ch'ti ambree instead.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2003
Dark amber color, big head. Light aroma of roasted malt and paper. Too simple taste, vegetable, very light roasted barley and caramel. Too simple palate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19192) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 Bottled. Dark brown. Sweet and lightly roasty, fruity, raw and sugary. Some grassy bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 7, 2004
Toasty malt aroma. Dark borwn, almost opaque with very shy off-white head that recedes to thin cover. Sweet lightly malty, nutty. Thin body. Ultimately forgettable. Bottle (sampled at Mondial 2004).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
Another gift from Silktork. I'll echo his sentiments on this brew. Way too watery, lacked the complexity of other Belgian brown ales. Sort of a vegetable and vanilla flavor that lingered. Just not a great beer ... with a strange nutrasweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2010
Brown with a low head. Aroma of nuts, caramel malts and yeast. The flavour is rather weak, sweet with some fruity notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2003
Dirt brown. Very boring. Sweet and one dimensional. Short lasting aftertaste. Don't bother.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilkTork (5156) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2002
Watery with just a hint of damp mould.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6143) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
Too thin and lacking flavor and aroma. I really have nothing else to say about it. Fortunately I did not pay the $11 for this beer. Funny, because I drank the Ambree in France for about 2.50e/75cL.

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