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

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1145) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Bottle at Pub Italia, Ottawa. Amber copper with a medium white head that disappear quickly. Aroma is earthy and sweet, candy, roasted malts, herbal and floral. Taste is sweet malt, spices, herbs and dark fruits with a medium body. Good beer overall, but a little too sweet for me.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
[003-20060825] 330mL. Light beet/earth aroma, not much else. Rich red-brown colour, off-white head, lots of floaties and tiny bubbles. Flavour was thick, chocolatey and malty, like a dark molasses or maple syrup. Felt round, a medium rich body, alcohol quite noticeable. Overall a nature-y beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kiwinhants (6) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2006 does not count
75cl bottle brought back from France. Nice dark amber appearance in the glass and enjoyed the complex flavours esp as it warmed slightly while drinking. Unfortunately my wife also loved it so I had to share the bottle!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (9982) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy deep coppery pour with aroma of caramel malt, fruit, some vinous notes, plus some funky cabernet notes. Tastes fruity, with caramel malt, vinous, nutty, and some cognac notes. The hops and spice appeared at mid-palate, and blended well with the flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
(06.19.06) One pint 9.4 oz brown bottle from Kahn’s Fine Wines, Indiana. 8% ABV. Bottle labeled as best before 10/14/06. Poured clear amber with giant long-lasting white head. Soft carbonation. Caramel and sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied Belgium amber ale that starts dry with light malt sweetness and toasted malt/spice/caramel/ candy-like flavor. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced. Complex flavor character. No funky notes. This is a very enjoyable drinkable amber beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - 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 (2897) - 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 (5857) - 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 (942) - 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.


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