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

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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La CH’TI Triple est une bière blonde puissante, aux arômes riches et authentiques. Ses qualités ont été récompensées par la médaille d’Or lors de la Sélection Mondiale de la bière en 2004 à Bruxelles et par la médaille d’Argent lors du Concours Général Agricole de Paris en 2004. 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19185) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2006
[Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm] Pale golden, fairly lively. Almondy yeast aroma dominates the nose. Medium sweet withclean but firm mouthfeel and medium body. Vague estery notes of raspberries, but although pretty good, as a whole it’s like a Bière de Garde light, less extrovert and with less appealing malt character than the top examples of the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 29, 2006
From a 750 ml. brown bottle with what I am guessing is a bottling date since I know this was a new bottle, given to me by a liquor store manager/friend who wanted my opinion on a Belgian he just added. Sampled at a cellar temperature in a chalice. Poured a cloudy golden hued orange with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, the most minimal amount of sticking, pretty standard appearance. Aromas of sulfur, grapes and apples, light sugar spices and whiffs of a fusel alcohol. Light, fizzy carbonation and a softly crisp, too soft for me, smooth light-medium bodied mouthfeel. For a tripel, I thought this was bland tasting overall, sulfur and bready, sugary pale malts, sour apple and green melon fruity, a very soft spicy hoppiness, the fusel alcohol flavor starts to show up just past the middle, and a dry yeasty and sweet malty finish, pretty much average drinkability for the tripel, nothing real stands out flavor wise from this ale. This tripel sells for $10.99 at bottle in my area, so I’m glad this was a freebie.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, and funk. The flavor is citrus, yeast, alcohol, anf just not right. Disappointing beer.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2006
(750ml bottle) Pours lightly hazy golden body with a small egg white head. Aroma of caramel, apple, honey, florals, and herbs. Flavor of caramel, apple, earthiness, and herb with a somewhat medicinal and metallic finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 5, 2006
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is weak, sweet, yeasty, nothing good, Thin body, not a brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2006
750 ml corked bottle- An aroma of spice and malts. A light yellow color. A light body. A flavor of malt and a bready yeast not much of what I think is a triple. Not a bad tasting beer but not a triple.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dorqui (2081) - Brescia, ITALY - MAY 8, 2006
Yellow pale color, rather extinguished and with a light fizz. Light and dense head, discreet duration. Light scent, light aged with aromas of wine cellar, clear mildew and yeast. Simple, winy and lightly little pungent taste. Short and fading end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - APR 6, 2006
750 ml corked & caged bottle, no date, purchased at Cellars in Minnetonka, MN (July 2005). Cellar temperature, Unibroue stem glass. Beautiful pour, a luminous dark amber-gold, touch oily but generally clear, with a voluminous slow-subsiding white frothy head that throws itself in gouts against the glass as it dies.....nose is slightly alcoholic at first, a bit oxidized, yeasty-cobwebby, with hints of maple and lavender, fairly pleasant....as it warms the fuesol alcohol takes over, along with...corn syrup? ..... body is moderately sweet, slightly boozy with a grain alcohol character more reminiscent of malt liquor and a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel, touches of honey and maple amidst the haze....finishes somewhat bitter, metallic and chalky. It sounds bad but is actually not undrinkable, just not that much of tripel and betraying too much alcohol. At least I might finish the bottle, unlike some of this brewer’s wares.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2006
Quaffable would be the politest way of describing this one. Like the rest of the Ch’ti range this one is a little too thin and overly subtle to bare up against the big boys. Tasted from the ’nip’ bottle into it’s own bulbous chalice, quite cool. Poured a sunny gold, slightly hazy, very finely carbonated and showed good lacing but rather lacked in the head department producing no more than a film of white. Initial burst of sulphury yeast and feta cheese gave way to gentle (too gentle!) notes of toffee, breadcrumbs, soft melonous fruits and spicy alcohol. In the mouth it’s not overly big in body, in fact a little too thin for style, but it’s smooth and soft on the palate. Subtle in flavour; notes of sweet citric fruits, a dash of vanilla, bready yeast and an alarming presence of higher alcohols manage to race across the tongue with ease. Finish has pine nuts, oranges and vodka which I could best describe as ’HOT’. Remarkably, it comes off as fresh and quenching, kind of like a vodka & orange. I love my Tripels, so this one sits outside the circle by a long-shot. Unremarkable!!! (25cL, 08/09/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
zach8270 (3352) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2006
(corked and caged bottle - 750 ml) Hazy, light straw color with a thin and fizzy white head that goes away quickly. Aroma is light, yet rather malty and spicy. Taste begins with a very dry and fruity sweetness with a smooth and tart malty middle and a very watery and tartly bitter finish. Aftertaste is a little bitter. Very thin tripel.


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