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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 275   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2002
La Choulette Ambree reminded me of a bock beer, instead of a biere de garde. It has a sweet aroma and taste (again, like a demi-bock) and is fairly spicy and hoppy. If you’re looking for a traditional biere de garde, I’d stick with La Bavaisienne instead.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately yeasty (mold, cobwebs), with notes of peach, grass, sour apple, hint of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Sourish, and not entirely wholesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2002
deep orange colour. beautifully complex. lovely sweet malt, slightly tart. burnt sugar, apples, with a touch a bitter chocolate. very nicely balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2002
Lot of hops. Very soft in the mouth, but still full bodied

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2002
Brown coloured. Sweetish, malty, woody nose and flavour. Full bodied and complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2002
Beautiful ruby colour with a slight strawberry aroma. The flavour also has hints of strawberry with an aniseed finish. The beer comes over as a bit too wine oriented which affects its drinkability to its detriment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1275) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Extremely earthy hop flavor dominates this one. Nice maltiness, rather typical of the biere de garde style, I believe, as I have yet to sample one that wasn’t luciously malty. Some slight metallic flavor comes out toward the end, but reasonably enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2002
A great beer to have regulary. Nice maltiness and a bit of spice. Finished smooth with a tiny caramel sweetness. A good drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2002
A very nice beer, malty caramel flavours, bit of spice aswell. a bit salty and sticky, but relativly dry and savoury, nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2002
yes yes like it like it. bieres de garde are so varied - none of them taste remotely like each other. slightly sweet, in a stewed apple (skin on) kind of way, with a cashewy raisiny chewiness, and a touch of something savoury, like one of those tough, withered old salamis you get in italian delis. buggered if i know how they get those flavours in there.


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