Ch'ti Blonde | Brasserie Castelain

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain
France
brasseriecastelain.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
81
Reviews:
46
Avg:
3.53
pDev:
13.31%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
For Trade:
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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Libeertarian
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 01/04/17:

Honey-amber in appearance but the truly impressive part is the dense suspended chunky haze in an otherwise quite clear medium. Head is a light cream color, thin and fine and delicate but pretty good retenion, forming a film. Honey, not too strong or sweet, a little bit of cracker and grain on the nose, all this dissipates a lot and renders some biscuit and mild soapy suggestions. Reminds me of a specific medical soap I used to use that was easy on the skin, can’t remember the name. I get the sense that this is not from hops but more so phenols, like the medicinal/Band-Aid/Menthol notes in certain Belgian-style beers. Grain, crackers, menthol, tiniest touch of vinegar, dry white wine, some bizarre but mostly subdued light-fruit character I can’t quite figure out, pinch of sugar to taste. Very much like a Belgian with a few minor aspects to distinguish itself. Heavier side of a medium body, packed with fine and soft but tingly suds and containing a decent amount of warmth.

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Photo of Zet
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks fine, with an pale yellow slightly hazy colour and a decent head of foam. Smell of malt, bread, vanilla, honey and yeast. These flavours return in the taste. The mouthfeel is light and refreshing, but a bit too carby. An okay beer, but the taste also reminds me a bit of the artificial Leffe Blond taste, which is not a good thing. There are better alternatives available.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JakeScully
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FLima
3.27/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Golden color with a thick head with medium retention.
Sweet creamy aroma with notes of bread, sweet perfume and peaches.
Flavor with notes of glucose, French subtle hops, bread, pear and lots of apple juice. Dry aftertaste with a mild bitterness.
Light bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 6.4% is just flavoring it.
I felt this to be Alsatian like beer with red apples and pear juices predominating. Glucose bothers a bit.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.55/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed in Roger Protz' " 300 Beers To Try Before You Die!"
Also on the 1001, I will review upon re-tasting.

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Photo of Ant777uk
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite lagerish look, head goes down fast.

Aroma is quite hoppy and fresh, and malty.

Mmm, nice. Wasn't expecting this taste, from a French beer. Very unique. It tastes of lime somehow, and is quite sweet, yet with good bitterness from the hops. Would be great on a hot day in the sun.

It reminds me of lime skittles.

Bought in a 25CL bottle, wishing it was a bigger one.

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Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chris912
3.31/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of torrenju
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
3.63/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parintele
3.42/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mytu420
3.21/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SD-Alefan
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking beer. Ruby-brown with a light tan head and nice lacing.
Aroma is funky and fruity.
Tastes to me a bit like a brown ale. malty and nutty with a slightly bitter middle. Was expecting a bit of yeasty funk that doesn't seem to be there.
Mouthfeel is medium.
Overall, kind of underwhelming and not worth the price. Still, glad i tried it.

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Photo of nelsonsaigon
3/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.28/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kitsune
1.5/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of ThiZequi
3.04/5  rDev -13.9%

Photo of hansavijaticar
2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of safaricook
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

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Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of dcmchew
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

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Ch'ti Blonde from Brasserie Castelain
3.53 out of 5 based on 81 ratings.
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