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Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Bière de Garde
Hordain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Choulette Ambrée is the classic amber version of a French bières de gardes. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma and is fullflavored, but effervescent and refreshing.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A quickly fading foam falls onto the rusted copper.
-A wet, farmy soil is tainting the sweet oranges and apricots in the aroma.
-Carbonation is very frothy, and expands in the mouth.
-Flavor is a direct follow-up of the aroma, with less dirt/earth thankfully.

What if you dig deeper?
-The vegetal yeast esters kind of muddle the fruitiness after a while.
-Minerals scratch the teeth.
-The sticky, sweet fruitiness might bother some.
-A fun product, but not cohesive enough to be very good.

Bottle; best before December ’05.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2006
Medium amber, slight haze, pillow head, just a perfect appearance for a beer. Aroma of gummy caramel with a streak of candy fudge and the faintest hint of something wildish. The flavor matches the nose almost perfectly, and at the end some hop bitterness and yeasty notes balance things out. This was quite tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2006
Clear amber colour with thick off white head. Mild malt nose with slight toasted hints. Sweet malt taste with lingering sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2006
Thin off white head that shrinks quickly. A cloudy, orange-amber body. Cocoa, malt and licorice nose. Flavours of thick, floral malt and strong anise spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2006
Pours crystal clear amber with a few leasurely bubbles supporting a thin head. Very fruity aroma with toffee and spice and a few vegetable notes. Spicy, earthy caramel flavor with some candy sweetarts. Big, smooth body. Finishes sweet with some floral and candy orange flavors. If it weren’t for the mild astringency and a bit of dirtiness, this beer would be the best Biere de Garde I’ve had. Still great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3171) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pour is a cloudy tan with a small white head. Aroma is a bit earthy and toffee. Flavor is almost like a dry wine. Very dark fruit with the right amount of malts used. Not alot of mustyness going on here unlike its blond brother but well worth it. Very tasty and a pleasure for all the sences.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2005
Poured medium amber with long-lasting head. Nose was faintly of seafood and strongly of fresh malt. Flavour was somewhat sweet caramel with a warming cognac quality. Mincemeaty fruitiness. Very balanced and the malt had a lovely fresh taste too it. If I didn’t know better I’d say it was brewed just up the road rather than all the way over in France.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrat (1255) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2005
From A Bottle.Deep amber in colour with a large head,aroma is of fruit and yeast,taste is fruity and warming with a light sweetness and a dry alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2005
(BJCP Class) Strong wine fruity aroma. Reddish color with a very light head. Strong malt flavor not as sweet as you would think this could be. Slightly fruity taste (Dried fruit taste) like a strong beer. Interesting flavor feel very strong with the alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a reddish brown body with an average-sized off-white head. Malty aroma with notes of toffee, prunes, and dates. Compatible flavor of malt, dark fruits (prunes, dates, raisins), spicy yeast, and earthiness.


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