Ch'ti Triple | Brasserie Castelain

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Castelain
France
brasseriecastelain.com

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 05-25-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.44
pDev:
13.95%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
9
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Photo of mishi_d
3.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imbibehour
3.89/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a chalice glass.

Deep vibrant orange color, mostly clear and shimmering. Creamy white, touches of ring like lace and a thin Puck, with transparent carbonation.

Fragrant aroma. Deep amounts of yeast and bread. Sweet floral character, mixed with candy orange touches on the nose. Excellent and slightly complex.

Palate squeaks in a little than great. Light bodied but also quite dry, with slight more papery malt qualities. Faint touches of neutral yeast, a little hay, finishes also a little boozy but not terribly.

Comes out of the gate pretty impressive but pulls back quite a bit just being slightly above ordinary.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenBreeg
3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of s4s
4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good example of belgian triple, nice & sweet. Listed as 8.3% abv.

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Photo of stevoj
3.09/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle from Cora-Forbach. Average tripel. Nothing stands out, and head is definitely lacking. taste is average , just a run of the mill tripel. Very drinkable, but lacking in body.

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Photo of torrenju
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Random pick up at the market in Paris. Pours amber-gold with smallish head and minimal lacing. Not a big nose...malt, sweet, not much in the way of spice. Flavor is malty and sweet, but not really what I would consider a tripel or a bier de garde. What is it? I don't know, but it was better than I expected.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of emerge077
3.19/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It says Biere De Garde in the label. "Triple" just means triple strength, referring to the 7.5% abv. Unfortunately I think this bottle was a little long in the tooth.

Poured a bright and saturated orange color, an initial fingers width if foam, no lacing however.

Aroma of wet cardboard, oxidized malt, DMS, cooked vegetables.

Taste is a little better, toasted malt with a hint of dried orange peel, possibly marmalade. Medium bodied with carb that seemed to ebb quickly, leaving it a bit flabby in feel. Overall not the best, but I need a fresher bottle to be sure.

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Photo of fenshefenshe
3.14/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Patitifa
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of sokol_1993
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of dpvatty
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of dcmchew
3.04/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours orange (a bit hazy), not much of a head, but some sticky lacing is left.
Sweet malt smell and booze, but pretty weak.
Overly sweet malts in the taste, a bit of corn too. A spicy feel to it, with some nice pepper and a bit of fruitiness (some weird stale red apple?). Bitterness is more than mild, but doesn't really feel good.
Fizzy, a bit syrupy.
Feels very "nutritious", but that's not what i'm looking for. Heavy and clumsy.

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Photo of Budinetz
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of jrfehon33
3.75/5  rDev +9%

Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Atev
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It is not a trippel - but the "Biere De Garde" and "7.5 abv" right there on the label should be a clue. I was looking for a biere de garde in my local store all they had was this, I am not reviewing it as a trippel because it really does not fit.

A: Gold-orange, touch of amber. Head is white and thick, but settles quick. Swirling brings about a nice layer of very creamy head back.

S: Simple malt and spice.

T: (After warnimg up) A nice, deep sweetness from the malt. Somewhat mineraliy/salty, wilt a bit of bitter in the finish.

O: I overpaid for it. It is not a trippel, but did not sate my "de garde" taste either.

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Photo of ThirstyTorpy
4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of ThaCreep
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nose quite nice, honey old golden to perfection, with a little brown sugar glucose in the form without it being sickening. Mouth spreads some spices but is generally fairly coated and honey, honey old golden. Finish still quite small but easy to drink.

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Photo of pinkano
4.1/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - very nice dark golden color with great thick creamy head
S - malt, a little of hop character and dried apples with banana
T - full body of malt with mild carbonation, sweet tones of yellow melon, apples and banana. Medium bitternes makes the body of the beer pretty complex. Warm and nice hoppy end.
M - medium to full body with light to medium carbonation
D - very drinkable, however pretty strong for some big drinking

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Ch'ti Triple from Brasserie Castelain
3.44 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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