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

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2006
The pour reveals a clear amber color with a thin white head. Aroma and flavor of husky malt and fruits. The mouthfeel is smooth and husky. A good, competent bière de garde.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quevillon (2674) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2006
Bu au Pub Italia (33 cl). Couleur brun sale, peu de collet. Bel arome de malte caramelisé et cassonade. Très bon goût d’orge malté, sucré et ra fréchissant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4738) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2006
Pours amber (as the name says) with a rocky tannish head. Aroma has brown sugar, spice and caramel malt. Body is just a little heavier than medium bodied and has very soft carbonation. Initial taste has caramel and cotton candy (sweet in taste, but not really cloying) and some light anise and toffee. Finish has dry and grainy spiciness and spritzy hop spice mixture. An enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (730) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
Very interesting beer. Nice head. Very spicy, fruitiness in the finish. Had it in bottle at the Bier Market, in Toronto.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2006
Amberish brown, with a nice long lasting head. Aroma is somewhat alcoholic and phenolic, a bit of burnt wood, spicy hops and a bit of caramel malt round out the flavor profile with just a hintof bittersweet fruitiness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johndoughty (4458) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2006
Golden brown with a definite alcoholic presence.Nutty clinging mouthfeel with some sweetness.Quite a nice example of a nice style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2006
Botle at chaucer’s in London, Ont.- Pours deep brown with a frothy beige cap that lasts. No lacing though. Good prune aroma with a spiced hops style nuance that make this interesting. Lots of caramel too. Spicy flavours with floral, woody, and burnt malt invite. Good bitter sweet hops/malt finish. Nice! Thanks Milos from Chaucer’s!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3501) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
Pours a hazy dark amber with a yellow diminishing head. Quite sour. Very spicy some rasin and earth. Somewhat winey. Gets more complex as it matures for a bit in the glass. A wee bit too sour. Has an airy mouthfeel. Spicy/sour finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
Clear, amber body with a thick, fluffy, off-white head. Whole grains, oily nuts, caramelized malts, light earthy notes and a touch of apples as well. The body is full and robust with a character and a nice heft on the tongue. Definitely malt heavy across the board with some light hop character. Maybe a little too sweet for the style, but certainly not something I’d classify as "sweet". Its a pretty tasty beer with nice malt depth and an underlying earthy character. Not the best Biere de Garde, but still tasty and interesting, and definitely better than the Framboise.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Pours an orange bronze color with a large off-white head, aroma of citrusy fruit, sweet malts, and alcohol. Flavor is carbonated, sweet upfront, fruity, with a sour citrusy grapefruit-like finish. Good body, good brew.


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