La Blonde de Ch’Nord
Brewed by Les Brasseurs De Gayant
Style: Bière de Garde/strong pale ale
La Blonde de Ch’Nord is brewed in Douai, a small city in the north of France by the Gayant Brewers.
Not my first time reviewing a brew from Les Brasseurs De Gayant boys. Reviewed their La Goudale Biere an ale which I did find ok, albeit it was the second can that swung it!
The brewery have many other brands such as Amadeus, Tequieros, La bière du Démon, St Landelin but their main product is La Goudale, its blonde beer
Review: large 75cl bottle of La Blonde de Ch’Nord: ABV: 7.2%
A Bière de Garde (“beer for keeping”) is a strong pale ale traditionally brewed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region in the North east of France. Originally brewed in farmhouses during the winter and spring, to avoid unpredictable problems, these beers are of a golden colour, and as the name suggests the beer is to be kept over a period of time once bottled (and most sealed with a cork), to be consumed later in the year.
Came in a nice big corked and caged bottle, which was funny as it was lumped in with the wine section in the Lidl I bought it in, which would explain why there were so many bottles unsold. By pure chance as passing I noted it was actually a beer! I rarely buy wine, only for special occasions! Anyway for a large bottle, this was cheap, about 1.50 Euros or less…….or something ridiculous like that.
Nice head on pour, big white creamy head, beer was dark golden, looks ok.
Very yeasty smell, a bit metallic, quite strong but nice all the same.
On taste was strong, bit chemical and not just yeasty but something else.
Very strong, and very bitter. Jesus those hops!
Bit too fruity with bananas and a very strong bitter aftertaste.
Too strong, not nice, and not smooth
Got a taste of cream as well, urgh. Tinty metallic taste and overall not great at all. Disappointing.