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Ch'ti Ambrée | Brasserie Castelain

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain
France
brasseriecastelain.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,979
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
45
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 45 |  Reviews: 21
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3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eltrandos
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flyingpig
3.64/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from shop in 11th arrondissement, Paris (€2.50):
The beer was a pleasant, reddish amber colour with a foamy head on top that was slightly patchy on the surface after a minute or so. There was a definite sweetness to the beer with some malts on the nose as well before some caramel & marzipan started to come through as well as some toffee further on. The taste was quite similar with a caramel sweetness & plenty of malts. Some biscuit flavours make an appearance & the beer was lightly carbonated with a medium body that was easy to drink without being too exciting. It was a nice offering & one that I enjoyed more than the Blonde version as I recall, although it's been a good few years since I last tried that one.

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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fettpopps
2.5/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Skaterdude97
3.06/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look - 4 | clear amber, not much head, dissipates quickly, almost no lacing

Smell - 3 | biscuits, toast, malt, orange, nutmeg, clove

Taste - 3 | biscuits, orange, pear, nutmeg, black pepper

Feel - 3 | moderate body, creamy, low carbonation

Overall - 3

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Photo of Shanex
3.63/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.02/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber color with a thick off-white head with good retention.
Delicate aroma with notes of pears, white bread and cream.
Flavor with notes of pears, perfumy wood, red apple puree, wheat, distant toasted and glucose. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
For some reason I found the Blonde version slightly better. The glucose again bothers a bit with some apple oxidation. Also with Alsatian accent.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcotom
3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bruno74200
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Not really a belgian pale ale but more of an amber bière de garde. This supermarket ale it's quite cloying. Some caramel malts but a lot on the yeast. Nothing fancy

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber color, off-white head. Grainy aroma with some yeasty esters. Tastes more like a lager than a belgian ale. Quite bitter in the aftertaste. Easy drinking and enjoyable but nothing special.

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Photo of fenshefenshe
3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.52/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Schmoog
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of dcmchew
2.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Definetely a biere de garde. Dark amber with a medium beige head. Smells slightly of coffee, dry wood, toasted malts and dry grains.
Caramel mildly toasted malts, almost close to roasted, not too sweet; coffee notes. Very low fruitiness (some dry apple, apricots, low raisin), the malts are the star of the beer;
There's also a nuttiness; spices not so big, but the yeasts are earthy, rooty; the sweetness is cut short by some bitter hops, pretty rough in the finish, maybe because they're backed by some mild (maybe a bit unpleasant, medicinal) alcoholic phenols;
The fizz goes away as it warms, but the density of the malts doesn't go for sure, it's a malt-heavy example of a French bière de garde;
Still it does have some pretty big off notes, not the best example.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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Ch'ti Ambrée from Brasserie Castelain
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 45 ratings