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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La CH’TI Brune est une bière dense et onctueuse. Sa couleur noire intense provient de malts puissamment torréfiés. 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.

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3.2
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle. Brownish colour with a huge creamy head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Nice palate. Average lasting finish.

2.8
Beerdedone (3452) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2006
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours dark with a beige head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sweetness. Flavor is citrus, carbonated, yeast, bitter, just an ok beer, very dissapointing.

2.8
ALLOVATE (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2006
Tempted never to touch another Ch’ti Bière de garde again after struggling through the Ambrée, I had to give this one a shot as I was thirsty and the fridge was nearly bare. So here goes. Poured into it’s own bulbous tulip glass, cool but not cold, from the awfully quaint little bottle. 100% on appearance; huge, cappuccino-style tan head rose up a good inch before receding to a firm thin layer that left rings down the sides. Deepest ruby red, almost black in body and shimmering in the light. Disappointing aroma (a trait of these beers?) of oxidised metal shards, driftwood and a touch of oysters in brine. Soft and slick on the tongue, medium bodied and a little watered down in flavour. Oxidation is very subtle; with a mix of goat cheese, burnt sugars, wood, cola soda and musty, staling hops (not all too disagreeable) making for an interesting review. Slightly puckering just shy of the back-end with a touch of cola and coffee beans following into the short, dryish swallow. A lot better than the Ambrée, but that isn’t saying much. Drinkable atleast!!! (25cL, 22/09/06, Int’l Beer Shop, W. Leederville)

2.9
pilsnerrogge (2997) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2003
Brown colur, rich head. Malty aroma with notes of cork. Sweet flavour with a touch of liquorice and anise.

2.8
Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Dark brown/red body, tall white head. Nose is malt, nut and alcohol. Flavors are roasted malt and hay with a watery aftertaste. A quite weak beer.

2.7
Nickls (2607) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a minimal eggshell head; deep dark brown color. Raisiny sweetness dominates the aroma; very light dark fruits as well. Some yeastiness. Taste features the raisins as well; not too sweet which is good, but is borderline. Dry biscuit finish. Thinner palate with very light carbonation and a bit sticky over the tongue. OK, but nothing terribly good either. No complexity.

3.3
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2005
750 ml bottle. Corked and caged, embossed bottle. A Biere de Garde, according to the label. dark brown in color, showing ruby tints held to the light, adorned with a fizzy tan, lace-leaving head. Aroma is smooth and mellow, speaking of nuts, cocoa, a whiff of dark fruit, but not much beyond. taste: mostly, it’s like cola, even root beer. Nuts and cocoa, again, bright, flavorful...Malt is king here, feels nearly sweet, ultimately drying, but mostly, this is a tasty, lean brown ale, the English kind, but done in Belgian style. Easy drinking, nothing to shout about. Not sure I’d recommend it, based on the $11 pricetag, when finer Belgian ales can be found cheaper, but it is a nice drink, so I can’t dissuade anyone from the pleasure of tasting it. Just a bit too rudimentary to justify the pricetag, or presentation.

3.3
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2011
A beginner Biere de Garde. Is a little dark but also very watery. But tastes really good.

1.6
corkyrory66 (2207) - BELGIUM - MAR 16, 2013
La bière des Ch’tis, brune , ok, mais je me demande encore ce qu’ils ont voulu faire avec ce breuvage !!! Couleur très sombre avec des reflets roux en transparence. Bulles moyennes assez nombreuses. Mousse beige qui retombe vite et vient napper. Arômes de café, pomme de terre, chicorée, candi noir. Bizarres ces arômes, mais c’est après que les choses se gâtent !!! 1ère bouche avec un goût très terreux et une amertume forte. L’arrière-bouche est très cassante, avec des nuances de salade, laitue !!! 2ème bouche sur le pissenlit et les haricots. 3ème avec une amertume forte et même une sorte d’âcreté. La longueur s’inscrit plus sur les céréales aux 2/3 de la bouteille (de 75 cl) C’est un peu tard !!! La levure est indéfinie, voire imprécise. L’alcool est correct mais ne soutient rien, et la finale est sans envol... Bière très linéaire … dans la médiocrité, aux malts pas très heureux, et puis entre nous, on se fout pas mal qu’elle soit de garde ...

3.1
Stefano (2034) - Thisted, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2006
Dark borwn, almost opaque with very shy off-white head that recedes to thin cover. Sweetish, sugary-malty aroma. A foamy mouthfeel with the dusty sweet fruit returning. Some wood, vegetal and alcohol also noticeable.


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