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
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9
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Photo of Manosbeeroffate
2.08/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Wow I'm surprised by this, it's supposed to be a triple, if it is, it's the weakest example out there. Pours a clear slightly gold color, smell is a weak sweet flavor. Taste? Not really much taste here, a bit sweet malt flavor, but really weak tasting. Mouthfeel is thin. Overall I am not impressed. This tastes slightly better to me than the Budweiser private reserve, and that's sad. I'm hoping somebody put private reserve in this bottle and this beer is a decent beer for real.

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Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

Photo of stcules
2.95/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Golden yellow appearance, with a white foam, compact and creamy, average.
Malty smell, with a hint of hop. Correct for a tripel, but nothing particularly interesting.
Same for the taste, without any peak, still on an average level.
Some cereal and graininess, a bit of hop comebacking in the aftertaste.
Honest, no more beer.

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Photo of Patitifa
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of canders0927
3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

Photo of dpvatty
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of Budinetz
3/5  rDev -12.8%

Photo of paterlodie
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BB 16-07-07. White head and clear golden beer. Nose is malty, lightly buttery and candysugar. Taste is also buttery, pale malted, alcoholic and bitter. Not that bad but just a pile of tastes not fitting together and far from a good triple. That said this comes more as an alcoholic blond to me then as a spiced and estery triple. Low carbonisation, sugary sweet and no bottle ferm... huh yeah triple. Drinkable but certainly not my favorite of the style.

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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 GreenCard
3.08/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 04/04/06...

Appearance: sparkly gold, great clarity, medium layer of bubbly suds on hard pour but not much in the way of head retention

Aroma: pilsner malt, hint of alcohol, light indescript fruitiness, quite clean

Flavor: somewhat lagery maltiness at first, then a sugar-cookie/vanilla essence as a little more sweetness peeks through, mild alcohol, hint of herbally hop flavor, a but perfumey but otherwise quite clean here too, finishes semi-dry with an aftertaste of light malt

Mouthfeel: medium-light body, fine carbonation, very soft texture, surprisingly low alcohol warmth

Other comments: This is a very strangely low-key triple. Quite clean in flavor and aroma (i.e.- not a lot of yeast character or spiciness). And I know it's labled as 7.5% abv... but really?! If so, it's really well hidden!

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

Photo of BeerNutta
3.16/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ch'ti Triple

A = Poured a light amber with a thin foam head.

S = Little to no smell. Slight wet rag smell.

T = Very light taste. Initial sugary flavour followed by a dry finish.

M = Moderately carbonated.

D = Drinkable. Not bad. But there are much better triples out there.

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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 alexgash
3.23/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Moderate yeast haze in a dirty orange body. Topped by a finger of clingy, kind-of-rocky white head. Nose is pears, canned peach syrup, mellow wheat, perfumey sugar, and slightly skunky hop funk. Interesting. Kind of like a mild tripel mixed with a Euro lager. Nutrasweet sweetness sits above smooth wheat and fruit cocktail malt. If you don't like cloying tripels, then this is your ticket. The sweetness is accessible and easy, like the Eagles. Of course, if you want more than bland country rock, you're out of luck. Swampy, yeasty, hop funk is present the whole time, lending some Grolsch-ness to this beer. Lightly medicinal alcohol detectable, but not significant. Medium body, with a smooth, creamy feel. Almost feels undercarbonated, but not by much. Residual sweetish-ness, bananas, and cooked carrots in the finish. Not too bad, but not anywhere close to a great tripel.

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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 putnam
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

No head. Clear honey yellow.
Aromas of honey, grain and vanilla. On the palate it is mighty sweet. Flavors of angel food cake, poppies and butterfat.
While acceptably drinkable, the problem with this beer is in its conception. Low-cost, extra bland, over-filtered Tripel might have the broadest appeal, but the balance is tipped toward raw sugary sweetness. Tripel can be so much more inspiring than this.

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Photo of biegaman
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light, pilsner colour body - transparent with little haze. Pretty nice looking bottle anyhow. Small, off white head. Pungeant yeasty aroma. Odd pilsner malt character. Little taste for triple. Weird maltyness - barnyard funk yeast in the Biere de Garde style. Falls out fast, little please the palatte. A gentle spice in the backdrop but far too subtle. Some hint as to the 7.5% but generally it is well hidden. Not entirely a writeoff but entirely too weak as a tripel. I would review it higher under a different category. Some reedeming character, as a Biere de Garde or anything else I liked this one, but as a tripel it has a ways to go.

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

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

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