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


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (30934) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2002
A beutiful amber beer with only a small head. It has a nice aroma of fruit and malt. The flavor is slightly flat as a cask beer with a good malt sweetness and a slight bitterness. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2002
Sweet sour fruit aroma, dark honey colour, egg custard head. Big cognac and fruit flavour. Tart, good mouthfeel. A very nice Biere de Garde.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2655) - Finspång, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2002
Amber. Medium head, dissipates quite fast. Smells like an old cellar. Warming, spicy flavour. Left a rum-like flavour in my mouth.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6831) - 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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4446) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - 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.

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