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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: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - 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 (1262) - 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 (5004) - 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 (11971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Not as much nuttiness and maltiness as I would have liked. However, there are distinct wood and honey notes mixed in with a gentle hint of white wine. The yeast was a little too much in eveidence and interfered slightly with the malt accents. Still, decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2005
Gorgeous sparkling amber, white head,small bead.Light malt alcohol nose. Sweet corn syrup like malt taste,light alcohol heat.Great lace

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2005
1pt corcked bottle. Rather large head. A lot going on. Spicy with fruit but still almost with a strong belgium ale taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 23, 2005
Dark autumnal reddish brown with a small foam pellicle, slight aroma of turpentine underneath a wonderful plummy malt base. Soft and brisk on the palate, with whiskey like notes and a faint eucalyptus thing in the background, followed by just a little bannana. Alcohol warms, graham cracker and cola on the finish. This really is the kind of flavor that I think of when I think of quality biere de garde.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trev (1945) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 22, 2005
Pours a nice brownish ruby with a large white froathy head with decent lace and good retention. Aromas predominantly caramel, malty. Baking cookie aroma and a slight fruity orangish undertone. Flavour is sweet malty and pleasant. Zippy carbonation give a lively mouthfeel . As the brew warms a bit more sourish flavours come out. A thin molasses taste. Finish is slightly sour. Overall a very well made and pleasant beer.


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