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Castelain ChTi Cuvée de Noël Brune

 (RETIRED)
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50
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Formerly brewed at Castelain
Style: Bière de Garde
Benifontaine, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34343) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2007
Bottle. Dark red / brown color with a large good lacing light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty and yeasty, suger / syrup. Flavor is heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30760) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2007
65 cL bottle. Pours black with a huge brown head. Sweet molasses aroma, a slight bit of spice too. Medium bodied mouthfeel. Flavour is breadish at first, it then goes sweet and reveals a sweet molasses flavour. Dark malty and dry notes of raisins and plum. Underneath is soft spice flavour and a very minor yeasty note, but both appear more mellow than in a classic belgian brune. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2004
A red-brown beer with a fine beige head. The aroma is very sweet and very spicy with cinnamon being most dominant, but the aroma also contains notes of berries and is slightly acidic. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of berries, but also spices again with cinnamon standing out and again with hints of acidity. Even though it holds 7.5% ABV the mouthfeel is thin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a beautiful, clear mahogany with a warm, reddish glow and a small, creamy, beige head. Quite full-bodied with rich, hard roasted and sweet malts. Accents of burned caramel and licorice and a wee hint of metal. No real bitterness. Lovely and very christmasy. 261206

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20577) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
Bottled. Clear brown coloured with a beige head. Sweet aroma of malts, spices and caramel. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and spices with notes of dried fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a longlasting off-white head. Sweet malty caramel aroma with some spicy hints. Sweet malty caramel flavor with some spicy hints and hints of yeast. Sweet malty finish with caramel in the aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
Almost black colored, slight red tones. Little beige head. Aroma has some caramel and roasted chocolate, strong alcohol comes up too. Medium bodied, expected this to be fuller. Lots of coffee.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (13529) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown colour, white head. Semi-sweet flavour, not spicy. Aftertaste of flat lager. Disappointing.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2005
65cl bottle. Very dark ruby/dark brown with thin beige head. Not the world’s best aroma. Some liquorice, some good dark malts. Finish has a bit of tang of sorts. Ultimately it looks a hell of a lot better than it tastes. Which is a problem

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12474) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Bottled (BB 04/2006)
Dark brown, almost no head. Aroma of banana. Mouthfeel is thin. Easy to drink: sweetish, taste of cream, water melon and banana. Hides alcohol completely. (7/3/7/3/13 3.3)
Re-rate, bottled (BB 04/2006)
Dark ruby, good creamy brown head. Aroma has malts and roast. Sweetish with toffee, roasted malts, licorice and chocolate. Alcohol comes only slightly in the aftertaste. Warming. This feels more like Vienna (with high ABV). (6/4/6/3/13 3.2)


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