Ch'ti Blanche
Brasserie Castelain

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Brasserie Castelain
3.51 | pDev: 16.24%
Apr 01, 2016
Nov 05, 2004
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Rated: 3.25 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Apr 01, 2016
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

2.65/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
Hazy orange apperance. White, abundant and creamy foam.
Typical blanche smell, with classic spices, and some white flowers. and also something more unusual: nutmeg.
Normal at the taste, nothing realy interesting. Citric and spicy.
Something not too pleasant in the aftertaste, perhaps due to the spices.
Quite decent appearance and smell, but the rest is very little convincing.
Nov 11, 2010
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Reviewed by thierrynantes from France

3.47/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 2000.

Appearance : yellow color (trouble), with white foam head (not persistent).
Smell : wheat aromas.
Taste and mouthfeel : citrus, sweetness of wheat goes back in finish.
Drinkability : a good beer in the style Belgian Witbier.
Nov 22, 2008
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Reviewed by bark from Sweden

3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
I bought this beer in London as “Tesco French Wheat Beer”.

The colour is yellow-orange; the liquid is very cloudy. The firm head is finger thick and white.

The smell got some strong notes of yeast and sour wheat-flavours. I found some meat, orange peel and white bread, too.

The taste is quite neutral with notes of white bread, wheat flour, yeast and hints of spices. The mild aftertaste got some notes of oriental spices and yeast.

The carbonation is medium strong; the bubbles are small. The liquid is rather thick.

A rather neutral and uninteresting wit. Perhaps it is much better of with some fine food than on its own?
Sep 16, 2007
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Reviewed by russpowell from Arkansas

3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
25 oz bottle has a bottled on date 06/10/05 , so this may be a little old for the style

Pours a hazy straw color with a pinky of white head. Minimal head retention & zero lacing

S: Big time grass & lemon.

T: Grassy with hints of lemon up front. Some peppery notes. More lemon & whear tartness as this warms. finishes tart with apple skin notes. Refreshing but would've been more so with carbonation

MF: Thinish and close to flat

Drinkability really suffers from thiness & lack of carbonation. I try this again if I could find fresh, otherwise pass
Jan 09, 2007
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Reviewed by feloniousmonk from Minnesota

2.83/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Very hazed straw yellow as it sits in my chalice, with an assured, yet slim layer of snow white bubbles lay above.
Looks like a wit.

Aroma, sour and citric, but on first sniff, unremarkable. And that's how I insist my wits smell...remarking of something, at least. No, none too pretty, wish I could state otherwise.

Taste: Weird. Not terribly pleasant. Doesn't have that uplifting zip and zing, that light, airy spirit a good wit should have. Feels laden down with something it shouldn't be,...a bit plastic. Is this infected? Might be an old bottle, might be a bad one, but this is not a good wit in the least. Not a happy beer at all, at all.

I'll finish it, but I won't enjoy it, and will curse the $8 down the drain, and contact the distributor for a what's up.
May 27, 2006
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Reviewed by Higravity from Michigan

4.68/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
On tap at Max's in B-moretown. One of the best Wit-Biers I have had hands down. Cloudy white yellow with a barest of head. Smells like wheat baked and cracked goodness with a touch of citric red pepper sweetness and a tinge of yeast funk. First sip is Absolutely golden. It tasted like my first kiss and I was in love. A large wheat taste that drys out leaving fruity, spicy deposits on my tongue. I love the flavors the yeast produced and I don't have the words to describe it. I would love to know which yeast they use. Very full in the mouthfeel and very tasty and way too drinkable.
Mar 16, 2006
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Reviewed by mdagnew from Northern Ireland

4.24/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
750ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a hazy golden colour... Head was white - pours quite large with small beading. Nice thin layer stays until the end...

Aroma - Vanilla, very fruity (tropical fruits ?), some citrus hints, honey...

Taste – Sweet, flowery, vanilla notes...

Feel - Very, very smooth and mellow. Extremely drinkable...

Overall - an excellent beer, very individual- haven't tasted much else like this before...
Jul 14, 2005
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Reviewed by cypressbob from Northern Ireland

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
750ml bottleld, corked and caged

Pours with a cloudy lemony body. Fuzzy white head with fair retention

Smell, fairly fancy :), some hint of clove, cinnamon, lots of dry spices

Taste, fresh and very tasty, some hint of hops, mostly clove and some fresh herbs

Not bad, a pretty tasty white ale
May 07, 2005
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Reviewed by wl0307 from England

3.15/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Tried this beer on 21 May 2005 in its 750ml bottle-version, with best before date of 5 June 2006.

Appearance: cloudy, lemonade-like pale-yellowish colour, with a nice one-inch thick foamy head, albeit not long-lasting.
Smell: coriander, lime-peel, refreshing wheaty and corny nose.
Taste: citric-like dryish-sourness balanced with mild "wheatiness".
Aftertaste: very dry and short throat; not much residual flavour left within ten seconds.
Drinkability: very quaffable, but somehow not remarkable in terms of body and taste compared with most Belgian witbier counterparts.
Apr 21, 2005
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Reviewed by putnam from Michigan

3.88/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Whitish off-white color and huge foam. Fermented porridge, sage, lemonpeel and floral aromas lead into flavors of tangy wheats, paper and dry, slightly herbal citrus fruits. The finish is brief and slightly metallic.
This is well manufactured witbier.
Nov 05, 2004
Ch'ti Blanche from Brasserie Castelain
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 11 ratings