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Ch'ti Blonde - Brasserie Castelain

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BA SCORE
81
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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-04-2004

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 41
Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

Photo of patre_tim
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden with a light orange tinge, little haze, fair carbonation and 2 fingers of relatively fast fading head.


S: Some Belgian yeasts, phenols, malt, offal, sort of an AA Lager scent to it. A light peach fruitiness.


T: Light peach snaps taste, AA lager quality, phenols, a bit of Belgian style yeasts.


M: Very foamy, airy, light, slight acrid stickiness.


O: A very light brew. Reminds me of some Belgian Pale ales, like Cuvee de Trolls, but much more foamy in texture. Got it in China, seeing it’s a Biere de Guard, but not overwhelmed. Cool bottle.

Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Kitsune
1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

Photo of ThiZequi
3.04/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

gold, clear, filtered, lots of bubbles, good white head
Belgium yeast aroma: phenols and esters; if you are accustomed to the toasted malt aroma of darker Biere de Garde you can find it here as well.
phenolic, dry, typical toasted malt flavor, hop bitterness low but clearly there
medium body and refreshing carbonation well integrated
Solid blonde Biere de Garde, clearly different from a Belgian blonde, not great but worth a try.

Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Tinfang
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of BucBasil
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the stubby 330mL bottle into a pint glass.

S: Slight yeasty character and breadiness over a bed of light fruits.

A: The beer is more subtle than expected, with a slightly vinous backbone but a bready and yeasty character infused with light fruits throughout. Very refreshing.

F: The beer is very very carbonated with lots of bubbles throughout. Very prickly and almost soda like in feeling.

Overal, a good beer. The brew is very refreshing but is somewhat subtle. This is good on a hot summer day but also doesn't make it stand out very much

Photo of Schlafly33
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Ty1607
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of uturn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of NightINgale
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SWY
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber-yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of apples are present in the nose along with notes of toasted malts and hints of herbs.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but the toasted malts seem to stand out a little more in front of the toasted malt flavors. Hints of earthy yeast are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is pleasant to drink and doesn't have any strong flavors so it would be well suited to pair with a meal, especially with a dish that uses apples.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: All white, thick, beautiful head at first, then the clear golden liqiud rises. Rather nice lacings.

S: Malt, sour notes, yeast and spices. Rather mild but still complex. Grass and green apples, some pears as well. Buttery notes in the back feels wrong.

T: Yeast and spices. Red berries and green apples. Grass, nettles and some hay. Sourness and malt.

M: A mild buttery part of the smooth full body isn't right. Mild carbonation and a pleasant, but short sour aftertaste.

O: The buttery notes brought down the ratings. Otherwise not too shabby.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of damndirtyape
3.82/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a stange cylinder glass at a conference dinner location.

Appearance: Clear bright gold. Thick white head upon pouring, died back to a thin foam across the top. Some strands and sheets of lacing noted.

Smell: Floral hops, some malt sweetness under the hop aroma.

Taste: Nicely balanced between floral / herbal hop flavors and biscuity malt sweetness. Hops are nicely tuned to counter the malt sweetness, but not be too bitter, and the malt is not too sweet to clash with the hops, very nice.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation. A little sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: Very drinkable - fantastic with food. Kind of wish I had it in a different glass as I think the smell may have come out more, but otherwise a good beer. Definitely one of the better French beers I've had.

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear; golden; big head; good lacing on glass

Aroma: Biscuity; hoppy; citrus notes

Taste: Malty fruit; bitter-sweet finish; well balanced and not bad overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; so please disregard those scores

Photo of Satyr179
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of matjack85
4/5  rDev +12.7%

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Ch'ti Blonde from Brasserie Castelain
81 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.