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Castelain ChTi Cuvée de Noël Brune

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


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
This special beer is rich in density and hop. It will warm up the body and spirit in the end-of-year holiday season.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13313) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 31, 2007
650ml bottle (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Winter Ales 2004) Malty focus in aroma and taste. Mellow, slightly winey, warming. Some spice - anis?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HenrikSoegaard (12935) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Creamy light brown mostly lasting head. Dark brown colour, nice chocolate/coffee aroma. BUT IS TASTES OF COLD coffee, and i dont like it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (12623) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2006
Very dark ruby/brown with a medium lasting offwhite head. Aromas of malt, caramel, molasses, and hay. Sweet with a balance of dark malt and hops bitterness. somewhat thin and watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2006
Dark brown with little creamy head. Mild aroma with caramel and some liqouirice. Not much christmas in the taste - mostly caramel

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2009
swingtop bottle, 65cl, bbf 8-4-2006, tasted 15-10-2009 dark brown, smooth light brown head. sweet stale hops, faint cellar. this one didn’t age well. flavor is sweet, spicy, faint honey, stale hops, cellary and mouldy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11327) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2005
Bottled @ Fynske Øldage: Burgundy coloured. Light brown dense head. Sweet and malty aroma. Some spices and citric notes. Flavour as well is light spiced. Fruits and sweetness is present. A bit bland. Thin body. Ends on a fruity and light spiced note.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 22, 2007
Bottle. Nice brown colour with a good lasting light brown head. Malty and bit caramellic aroma with some spices. Soft flavour of caramel, roasted malts, spices, liquorice, raisins and prunes. Bit thin brew but still tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
The color is dark brown and the head is nice, but quickly disappearing, leaving a nice lace. The aroma is hoppy, malty and the mouthfeel is rather smooth and dry. the flavour is sweet and malty, with roasted malt. It has notes of candy sugar, coffee, port wine, dark, ripe fruits and the sweetness is sticky and cloying - far too much. The finish has light citrus, that helps a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (10029) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 6, 2014
Bouteille(Merci, Monsieur professeur!):Copper coloured, very clear, big rocky off-white head, mild bisquity-fruity nose that is accompanied by a citric touch; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied and pretty soft; sweetish citrussy-bisquity finish. Nothing wrong with - or very good by french standards…

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 2, 2013
330 ml bottle. L4317. BB 22/3/08. Thanks to Semi!
This is a quite daring experiment as the BB date was 5 years ago. The colour is dark reddish brown almost black with small tan head. Looks pretty good. The aroma is very malty and rather sweet. It’s actually quite close to a Doppelbock or a Barley Wine. The flavour is quite the same. Sweet sugary flavour with lots of malt. Also some Coke notes there. As Pinball pointed out this one doesn’t age very well.

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