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Ch'ti Blonde - Brasserie Castelain

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BA SCORE
82
good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain visit their website
France

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 05-04-2004)
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Reviews by damndirtyape:
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-04-2013 14:58:48 | More by damndirtyape
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Mattias

Sweden

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-22-2014 21:46:47 | More by Mattias
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 13:24:56 | More by BucBasil
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Schlafly33

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -24%

06-06-2014 20:16:13 | More by Schlafly33
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Ty1607

France

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

04-25-2014 15:20:20 | More by Ty1607
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uturn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-17-2014 20:59:39 | More by uturn
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2014 22:11:47 | More by NightINgale
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-20-2014 12:25:11 | More by Schmoog
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SWY

Hong Kong

4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-24-2013 09:58:15 | More by SWY
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metter98

New York

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2013 14:42:38 | More by metter98
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 18:22:18 | More by Evil_Pidde
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-14-2013 17:02:17 | More by mrfrancis
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 12:09:45 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Satyr179

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-09-2013 09:45:13 | More by Satyr179
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matjack85

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-28-2013 09:10:38 | More by matjack85
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

no idea how old this (33cl) bottle is - found it chilled in a bottle shop in Center City Philly.

A: tall, spongy off white head, fell fast - yellow-orange like a lion - sediment in suspension?! - noticeably hazy

S: bright - light fruit and a honeyish malt that shows increasingly candy-like, light caramel and later toasty and burnt sugar notes

T: moderate, dense creamy caramel - slight overtone of grass stalk - bit of yeasty spice late on the tip of the tongue - aside from the heightened sense of concentrated (caramelized) malt, it tastes like a relatively normal (Belgian) blonde ale

M: smooth like caramel - almost slick/syrupy back off the tongue - little bit of an alcohol sting up front - does end up fairly dry - would i want to drink a lot of these?...

O: what is unique in its (malt) flavors and mouthfeel are about all that makes its ale noteworthy - all in all, it's okay - i could see having it again if I came across it on draft

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 03:28:40 | More by Bouleboubier
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HiPpYcHoP

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-09-2012 19:57:18 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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Geiseman

Illinois

5/5  rDev +38.1%

10-06-2012 18:38:23 | More by Geiseman
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-06-2012 16:39:41 | More by GRUUMSH
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light, orange to straw colour with a thumb sized white head that has a thick, bubbly looking appearance.

Fruity smelling with hints of apple and pear, there is also a sort of floral smell to it and some background skunk. Not too complex smelling but a nice aroma to this one.

Fruity tasting hops and an overall sweetness along with some bitter following this. I could taste an almost cider like combination of both apples and pears with a little bitter of spice, other than that there wasn't too much else going on here.

Medium bodied and smooth with a fruity sweetness to the beer and medium carbonation.

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Serving type: bottle

05-12-2012 18:48:46 | More by flyingpig
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-16-2012 12:04:47 | More by Morningstorm
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +10.5%

01-09-2012 07:37:54 | More by schnarr84
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-25-2011 22:22:45 | More by Rochefort10nh
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-24-2011 23:31:54 | More by stevoj
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the smell is not too spectacular, fruity and peppery but rather rustic than ritzy

the taste however is well balanced: quite sweet (gingebread) and fruity (persimmon, golden delicious apple) and an very pleasant mouthfeel

a great artisanal brew, more accessible than it's northern neighbours (Belgium) but matching some of their better brews ...

N.B. I tasted this after the official date of expiry .... however, I am quite certain, the beer sustains cellaring of one to two years after bottling quite well ...

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 23:13:13 | More by Daredevil
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Ch'ti Blonde from Brasserie Castelain
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