ALLOVATE (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I honestly don’t know if this breweries beers are getting worse or if my palate has just called in sick and spent the day on the couch. Not the worst by a long shot, but this one sits alongside them all in the thin, watery mess stakes to barely pass as beer. Poured into it’s own chalice, quite chilled. Appearance was impressive as it turned out to be more head than beer. Surged up the spout of the glass to settle a good two inches thick and retained well to web down the sides. The body of beer was opaque and a tawny yellow in colour with fine wispy carbonation. Initially pungent and spicy, coriander, lemon, vinegar and egg aroma that was lost quickly. Similarly spicy, but more vinous and tart in the mouth with prickly carbonation that was at odds to the pasty smooth back end. Finishes off with fresh herbs with little to no aftertaste. Lemons and dull wheat flavours become pronounced but lack bounce and it’s watery, even as it warms. Simple, not unpleasant but undemanding. Average. (25cL, 08/06/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)
hotstuff (5112) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Corked and caged bottle. Medium sized white fizzy head that was mostly lasting, fine-medium sized bubbles, poor lacing, hazy, carbonated, and a light yellow hue. Malty, sweet, fruity aroma and a sour, tart, and some banana in the flavor. Very little going on with this one. Tingly mouthfeel. Light-medium body.
thedm (6091) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This corked and caged bottled brew whose cork was marked 2-27 poured a large sized head of foamy white colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a hazy yellow body with no visible carbonation and a fair lacing. The aroma was fruity musty and floral. The mouth feel was initially smooth with a mellow finish. The flavor contained notes of mellow mild fruity malts.
muzzlehatch (4942) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 31, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750 ml bottle, no discernible date but bought in Dec 2004. Big frothy head diminishes fairly quickly to a moderate full cover, atop a pale hazy yellow-gold body....fruity, lightly buttery nose, touch yeasty & sour...dryish, lightly sour and lemony body, fairly crisp with a touch of honey towards the finish, medium body at first turns quite watery, drinkable but pretty dull and uninspired.
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
I think this is kronenberg blanc, it is there is no doubt it is kronenberg blanc in a different bottle. (tesco finest wheat beer)
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale orange, cloudy; brief head. Aroma was dates and bananas. Felt a bit watery. Slight sourness and a hint of bitterness. Rather fizzy, but quite refreshing.
GarethYoung (1111) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
tesco finest french wheat beer. Pours a pale yellow cloudy colour. Nose is slightly fruity and spicey with a lot of vanilla. rotten body and fizzy. thoroughly distasteful, if Ch’Ti is meant to be pronounced "shitty" then it is an apt name.
imdownthepub (14333) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle, 750ml from Sainsbury’s. Cloudy orange lemon with quickly dissapating head. Quite harsh flavours to this, a pronounced lemon with some banana, but little else. Lasts forever in this size due to increasing lack of interest. OK but never again.
johndoughty (5382) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy upon pouring.Slightly fruity taste with nothing really intersting to say about it. A boring witbier and certainly the worst Ch’ti beer I have tried.
scotty (1192) - SCOTLAND - MAY 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tesco Finest French Wheat Beer. Very pale hazy gold, seems to be overly cloudy, thin white head. The nose is very subdued, all the classic white beer aromas are there,but they seem to be played down, in the distance if you like. Palate is medium bodied, clean and certainly refreshing, as you would hope from this style, finish is rather short. A good, average white beer style, perhaps Tesco should review their "Finest" range...