Château Reviews




King_Alex_II
3.4
Château Blanche
Yellow cloudy beer with foam ring. Mixture of all citrus fruits in the nose and some herbal spices. Citrus and tiny sour bits, fruity and spicy taste. Calm aftertaste. This beer is not too special, but a nicely crafted refreshing wit.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

King_Alex_II
2.9
Château Indian Pale Ale
Brown-red color with thick massive foam head. Light earthy hoppy nose. Very low carbonation, earthy hoppy bitterness. Light bitter and a little dry aftertaste. Real ale, but I think the beer would have profited from some additional carbonation.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Bov
3.3
Château White IPA
draught@brewpub - very hazy yellow-blond beer with a long lasting little white foam; correct lace-work; aroma of corn and lemon, citrus; solid carbonation, tart and very bitter, astringent, quite dry and long citrusy and wheaty finish - decent yet the lemony tones look pretty suspicious to me to come only from the hops used ...
Thursday, February 11, 2016

caribou43
3
Château Blonde
I personally like this place but this beer is a bit weak. It is a mix between a blonde and a ale. The carbonation is weak like some ales and the color is white and troubled. The first impression is in the mouth weak missing like the rousse some hop and it could be more malt, more character. It is an adequate beer with a good pizza of merguez.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

caribou43
3.2
Château Rousse
It is an average beer. The chateau is a famous place in Lausanne to drink a beer and to eat a really tasteful pizza. The color is orange-brown and troubled. The foam is typical from a stout, creamy and white, low carbonation. The taste is a bit disappointed, watery but there is a side of "prune" not bad, missing some hop
Sunday, January 24, 2016

caribou43
3.8
Château Indian Pale Ale
It is a classical I.P.A, drinking this beer at the Comptoir Lausanne. The color is copper with thin foam and average carbonation for this beer coming from this brewery that they tend to be low. The taste is in the mouth pleasant and good hop. If you go to this brewey, I recommand to take this beer with the pizza that it is really good.
Friday, January 08, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.3
Château Blanche à l’Abricot
On tap the at the brewpub. 20/07/2015 one day after the Etape du Tour. Clouded light yellow / straw coloured pour with a fading white head. Aroma fruity apricot, apricot yougurt, peach, perfume, dirty straw. Flavour is composed of peach and apricot fruit, straw, wit yeast, wheat, pergume. Palate is light with airy high carbonation, dry finish. Less of the weird house character.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

mR_fr0g
2.9
Château Indian Pale Ale
On tap the at the brewpub. 20/07/2015 one day after the Etape du Tour. Cask. Dark orange / amber colourd pour with a lasting frothy off white head. Hazed. Aroma is sweet red berries, light caramel, stale. Flavour is composed of light straw, caramel, apricot. Big bitter metallic tang. Weird house off flavour that i couldn’t put my finger on. Palate is soft, frothy, light creaminess, low carbonation.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

mR_fr0g
2.5
Château Blonde
On tap the at the brewpub. 20/07/2015 one day after the Etape du Tour. Cask. Hazed orange coloured pour with a lasting frothy white head. Aroma is banana breadwheat, stale. Flavour is composed of bitter wheat, banana bread, metalic, some cleaning product, dirty grains. Palate is light, grainy, moderate to high carbonation. Really not a fan.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

mR_fr0g
2.6
Château Ginger Beer
On tap the at the brewpub. 20/07/2015 one day after the Etape du Tour. Aroma is big root ginger, dirty straw, grains, ginger ale. A bit stale on the nose. Mostly clear orange coloured pour / amber with a fleeting head. Flavour is dry spicy ginger, little sweet caramel, dusty stale dry malts. A bit one dimensional. Palate is dry and dusty, highish carbonation. Uber dry finish, Lingering spicy ginger.
Sunday, November 08, 2015

Bov
2.7
Château Rousse Oranges Amères / Mandarines
druaght@brewpub - cloudy ruby-amber beer with a creamy "Guinness"-head (nitro?); solid aroma of tangerines, light peppery and with hints of bitter oranges, soft and creamy mouthfeel (nitro!), thin-bodied, light sweetness and a soda-like flavour, short finish with more tangerines and oranges - drinkable but with no real beer character
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bov
3.2
Château Blonde
draught@brewpub - fully cloudy dark blond beer with a little but persistent foam; nice lacework; evident yet pretty subtle spicy notes (from the hops ?); medium-bodied, subtle yet fair carbonation; light residual sugars, some earthy bitterness and logn spicy notes in the finish - ok
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

worldbeertaste
3.4
Château Indian Pale Ale
Bottle - Dark hazy brown colour with a thin white head. Smell of fruit, hops, earthy, and citrus acidity. Medium thin body. Very hoppy on the tongue with a fruity peach and a sweet caramel malt. I thought it was a decent IPA with sime dark characteristics. Smooth to drink and enjoyable.
Friday, May 04, 2012

worldbeertaste
1.9
Château Ginger Beer
Ginger in colour with a thin lacy white head. Very strong ginger smell with a vinigar element. Tastes like a ginger ale soda with a stronger ginger finish. The finish is very frothy and chewey. I like it but its a bit bland.
Friday, April 27, 2012

worldbeertaste
3
Château Brune
Dark brown with a lasting creamy brown head. Smell of roasted malt, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Thin creamy slightly vinigry body. Taste of vinigar can be felt. Sweet taste starts with bittersweet chcolate and a berry sourness. Caramel and nutmeg. Not the best but enjoyale. A little watery.
Friday, April 27, 2012

fiulijn
2.7
Château Blonde Yuzu
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy golden color. Mild aroma of lemon, but also pond water. Weak mouthfeel, and very dry; the carbonation is exaggerated; the flavor is boring, with some citrus fruits; at least it’s refreshing; the underlying beer appears timidly in the end; ordinary bitterness, maybe excessive for this kind of beer; traces of yeast, as usual for this brewery.
Poor Lausanne folks who have to drink Chateau and Brasseurs...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

fiulijn
3
Château Rousse aux Epices
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy red-amber color; small creamy head (nitro?). Mild aroma of spices (cinnamon mostly). Soft mouthfeel, with not much beer flavor, but there is some sweetness, some fruits, and light spices (nutmeg and ginger). The final is dry and weak. Mostly a funny thing, but drinkable.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

fiulijn
2.7
Château Blonde
Draught at the brewpub
Muddy deep blond color; thin creamy head. Mild aroma of malt, earthy. Poor flavor, dry mouthfeel; evident yeast presence; ordinary bitterness. Not very well brewed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

joergen
2.5
Château Ginger Beer
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy golden coloured with no head. Fruity aroma of spices and ginger. Fruity flavour of spices and ginger with notes of citrus. Spicy finish.
Friday, April 22, 2011

joergen
2.3
Château Blonde
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy golden coloured with a small white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of lactic acid. Fruity flavour of spices, caramel and yeast with notes of lactic acid. Lactic finish.
Friday, April 22, 2011

joergen
2.6
Château Rousse
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of caramel and spices with notes of yeast and puke. Fruity flavour of caramel, spices and eyast. Yeasty finish. Boring.
Friday, April 22, 2011

joergen
1.8
Château Blonde Yuzu
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of citrus, rubber and rowanberries with notes of liquorice. Fruity flavour of spices, rubber and rowanberries with notes of berries. Berryish finish. Disgusting.
Friday, April 22, 2011

joergen
2.6
Château Blanche
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy yellow coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of citrus peel, coriander, celery and sweat. Fruity flavoru of citrus peel, wheat and pepper. Spicy finish. Boring.
Friday, April 22, 2011

joergen
2.9
Château Brune
Draught at the brewpub. Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of smoke and dark chocolate. Light roasted flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of dried fruits. Light watery.
Friday, April 22, 2011

joergen
3
Château Indian Pale Ale
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and puke. Fruity flavour of hops, caramel and grass with notes of pine needles. Hoppy finish, but light watery.
Friday, April 22, 2011

rand
3.2
Château Indian Pale Ale
Bouteille 341 ml from La Mise en Bière - Lausanne (CH). Brassée à la brasserie du Lièvre à Québec, 5% ABV. Bière cuivrée à petite mousse jaune pâle, pétillement vivant. Nez frais de malt et amertume de houblon. La bouche est douce, avec moins d’amertume qu’au nez. Notes d’abricot et acidité de fruit, caramel et malt sous-jacent, pointe de sel. Une bonne Bitter fruitée.
Friday, April 15, 2011

fiulijn
2.1
Château Blanche à l’Abricot
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy blond color. The aroma mixes some nice apricot and too much yeast, very unprofessional. The mouthfeel is dry, the flavor is simple, without fruits, but drinkable.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Nickls
2.9
Château Brune
Tap at brewpub. Finger of just off-white head; dark brown almost black color that lightens at teh bottom. Looks like Guiness ’light’. Light roastiness in the aroma, but that’s about it really. Flavor has hints of roast and bittersweet chocolate and almost oat-like flavors, slightly sweet. Lighter body. Not bad, and nothing off really.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Nickls
2.6
Château Indian Pale Ale
Tap at brewpub (served from a handpump, but doubt authenticity). Fairly bubbly white head with a sunflower-orange gold color that’s slightly hazy. Aroma has some flowery and earthy hop aromas and actual dank characteristics as well. Some soapy hoppiness in the flavor with caramel, candied flowers, and unfortunately some butter. Slick body with muted carbonation. Not bad, but off with the butter.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

yespr
3.2
Château Blonde Yuzu
From tap at the brewpub. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrusy, crisp yeasty. Very inviting. Crisp citrusy, mild yeasty and mild malty/cornish. Light spiced note to the smooth citrusy flavour. Bitter and lingering citrusy finish. Crisp, mellow and easy.
Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bov
3.1
Château Indian Pale Ale
draught@brewpub - cloudy amber-orange colour with a little chaotic beige foam composed of big bubbles; flowery hoppy nose with notes of oranges; low carbonation and medium malt backbone, some initial sweetness and a moderate bitterness, some residual sweetness, a lemonade-like touch, fruits and more flowers in the finish
Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3fourths
2.2
Château Indian Pale Ale
stinky, moldy, metallic hops with a syrupy and sugared crystal malt character. disappointingly bad malt structure. i tend to complain about american IPA being so poor (and so numerous) but if this were all I had on hand, this stuff actually would make me crave such IPA-abominations as surly furious.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

3fourths
2.1
Château Brune
mild toasted bread notes along with some standing-water/overripe cherries and stale bread crusts. comes across as a poorly executed dunkel rather than any sort of stout. approaches undrinkable status.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

3fourths
2.3
Château Rousse
weak and simple. a crystal malt mess with notes of damp moss, scorched rope and wet wood. suffers from poor recipe, poor execution and has a slight infection.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009

yespr
1.7
Château Ginger Beer
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with no lasting head. Aroma is citrusy and sharp ginger. Fizzy mouthfeel. Citric and sharp ginger flavoured, subdued sweetness. Light bite in the citrusy flavoured finish. I just don’t like ginger.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

yespr
3
Château Indian Pale Ale
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is spiced and light citrusy to peachy. Caramelish flavoured, mild peachy hops profile. Subdued sweetness yet also low bitterness. Ends smooth slight roasted malty with a light hoppy touch.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

yespr
3.6
Château Brune
From tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy, dense and light tan head. Aroma is roasted breadish malty. Light liqourice note in the initial flavour alongside a nice roasted breadish malt base flavour. Light bitterness into the finish. Smooth roasted finish.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

yespr
3.5
Château Rousse
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small,creamy and dense white head. Aroma is mild roasted malty. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice breadish roasted malt flavour with a nice citrusy hops touch. Nice toffee roasted malt flavour into a smooth finish.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

yespr
2.6
Château Blanche
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy to hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is lemonish/citrusy. Light wheaty and yeasty note. Mild spiced, cloves, ginger and coriander. Rather unexpected spice profile. Ends mild sweet and persisting spiced.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

yespr
2.5
Château Blonde
From tap at the brewpub. Pours cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and light hoppy. Cornish to light malty flavoured, vague breadish note. Light citrusy hoppy too. Mild bitterness and a persisting malty note into the finish.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Embrouille
3
Château Ginger Beer
Bottled 25cl. It pours a clear pale golden beer with a small head. Perfumy nose. Hot taste! Spicy with quite a lot of jasmin accompanied by ginger and elderflower. Light bodied. Very low bitterness. Not much carbonation. Easy drinkable. Some jasmin in the finish which is mainly of ginger. This beer delivers quite a burn in the back of the throat.
Sunday, July 06, 2008

fiulijn
3.3
Château Indian Pale Ale
Draught at the brewpub, hand pumped
Amber color. Nice aroma: malt, hop, yeast. Smooth mouthfeel, fresh, fruity, flowery. Some yeast, not much malt, and definitely too little hop.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Gorbalev
3
Château Ginger Beer
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & gregclow - courtesy of blankboy. Very light yellow pour, small thin white head. Strong ginger aroma - fresh root - some honey as well. Thin mouthfeel. Strong ginger in taste, and it is very sweet too - a very unique tasting ginger beer. Refreshing. Spice shelf like! And lemon! Not to bad at all.
Monday, September 05, 2005

GregClow
2.8
Château Ginger Beer
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, jerc & tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Pale yellow colour with no head. Aroma of ginger, honey, and harsh, chemical-like alcohol - really strange for such a light beer. Body is crisp and sharp. Lots of ginger in the flavour and not much else. Aside from that weird bit in the aroma, I actually kinda enjoyed this, but I’m a sucker for ginger, so I can see how a lot of folks wouldn’t dig it as much as me.
Sunday, September 04, 2005

blankboy
3
Château Ginger Beer
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & tupalev. Pours a clear flat yellow with a spare white head. Aroma is mostly ginger with a touch of honey and candy. The first thing you notice in the flavour is that it doesn’t taste like beer and the predominence of ginger but that’s exactly what a Ginger Beer should taste like so one can hardly fault it for that. I personally love ginger and thought that it tasted pretty good hence my higher rating. I hope more ginger fans rate it as it doesn’t deserve such a low average in my opinion.
Monday, August 29, 2005

HogTownHarry
2
Château Ginger Beer
Bottle (330ml) - Shared with blankboy, GregClow, jerc and tupalev - courtesy of blankboy. Poured a slightly hazy pale yellow with minimal head. Aroma - whoa! - ginger, obviously, and sugary honey-sweet malt , floral cheap perfume, and alcohol, but not the good kind of alcohol, this was more like sniffing aerosol lysol. Yuck. Taste was still sweet ginger, with lemon oil, a bit of wheat and perfume. Mouthfeel was very sharp and spicy, not at all like any beer I’ve ever had. Weird.
Thursday, August 25, 2005

jercraigs
2.1
Château Ginger Beer
Headless pale golden yellow body. “Holy crap what is that?” initial aroma leads to ginger, lemon cleanser, touch of varnish and Lysol as Harry pegged. Flavour is dilute ginger with a bit of lemon, ginger ale like. Grew on me a bit after initial shock. Thin watery palate.<P> It’s not healthy or medicinal in any way – It’s just Swiss. - Tupalev
Thursday, August 25, 2005

Eyedrinkale
3.2
Château Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer. Pours almost white/yellow with just a few bubble to let you know it has any carbonation and it’s not a cider. Aroma is light candi sugar. Taste isn’t too much ginger but more light a light ale with a ginger twist. The ale isn’t bad. Sweet and mild. Could pass for a soda.
Thursday, February 03, 2005

Ungstrup
3.1
Château Bitter
An amber beer with a fine head. The nose is loaded with caramel and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel. A simple but nice beer. Derfinately not a Bitter.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Ungstrup
2.8
Château Rousse
An amber beer with a small collapsing head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and malt. The flavor is pretty bitter and very hoppy and flowery though I can’t pick out the exact flowers.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004