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Castelain Ch’Ti Cuvée de Noël Blonde

 (RETIRED)
overall
39
40
style
Formerly brewed at Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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unknown

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.95   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This special beer is rich in density and hop. It will warm up the body and spirit in the end-of-year holiday season.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull fruity esters. Moderate bitter flavor. Some fruity esters. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (4893) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2003
Bottled, 0.7 liter, BB '97 (> 8 years old). Hazy orange coloured, small but lasting head. Aroma is obviously aged, cork wood, port, a bit cinnamon, some hops. More watery taste, some sweetness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - OCT 9, 2008
Trionfo di prugne nell’aroma e nel sapore, questa birra di Natale di Castelain volevo conservarla per il 25 dicembre, ma essendo arrivato a 599 volevo fare 600 senza assaggiare niente di troppo pretenzioso o troppo grande; 65cl di Ch’Ti mi sembrano l’ideale. Solito fruttivendolo di via Maddalena. Questa è la tipica birra che mi stufa un poco, con le sue note estremamente dolci che non vengono smorzate dal finale un po’ secco tipico delle bières de garde (e a cui mi sto abituando siccome ne sto bevendo tantissime).

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
psilosophy (478) - vitry en artois, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2010
Bouteille de 65cl. Couleur dorée, mousse plutôt faible qui ne tient pas longtemps. Arômes de fruits et d’épices, un peu légère en carbonation. Au moment ou je l’ai dégustée, je l’ai trouvée encore un peu jeune. Trouvée à huit à huit - Vitry en Artois.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7713) - Down South, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2011
bottle, thank you jaghana! Hazy deep golden colour, large off-white head. Grainy malty base, dusty dry hops i the finish. Very shy fruity touch, hints of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2011
Clear golden color with fine head. SOmewhat soapy and perfumed but not that bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2012
75cl bottle shared with jmgreenuk. Thick white head. Clear amber pour. Nice enough brew.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jaghana (3695) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle 75cl. A clear copper beer with small head. Smell is fruity. Aroma is sweet with fruit and spice aroma on agrumes, bitter with a dry finish. Not really exceptional but drinkable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5528) - Albertslund, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2011
Bottle. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, hops and alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2011
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
Clear golden with a super-nice, staying, creamy white head. A truly perfect looking blonde. Aroma is sweetish, citric, doughy. Light herbal. High carbonation, lightish mouthfeel. Flavour has some pilsner-feel to it at first, citric and sugary, but redeems itself with an okay malty sweetness with a finish with a light vinious finish. Average, but truly pretty.


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