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

bottled
common

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unknown

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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Hazy amber golden beer, white head. Aroma is yeasty, light metallic and has some fruity notes. Flavor is quite sweet, yeasty and has some metallic notes in it. Very hard to describe, very interesting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8226) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared @ WWT II. Clear amber red color, small to medium sized off-white head. Not much aroma. Taste malts, lightly fruity, lightly iron, grape-peel. Medium body, medium to fullccarbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
Bouteille 330ml, courtoisie d’un contact de Victoria, BC. De couleur ambrée et voilée. Nez de grains de malt sucrés aux notes terreuses et rôties, léger de fruits (pommes, notes de cerises, de dates et d’abricots) et avec des notes de pain, de caramel, d’alcool et de houblon herbeux. Moyennement ronde en bouche et moyennement pétillante avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Goût de levures fruitées sucrées et très légèrement sûres (cerises douces, léger de raisins et d’abricots, notes de dates) lors de l’entrée en bouche suivi d’un goût de grains de malt sucrés aux notes rôties, moyen de pain et de caramel bonbon ainsi qu’avec des traces de vanille puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon plutôt floral avec des notes d’alcool doux et de faibles traces poivrées. Post-goût moyen-long, légèrement amer de houblon floral avec des notes d’alcool très doux ainsi qu’avec un léger goût fruité (agrumes, pelures d’abricots, moût de cerises) et de petites traces rôties.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8718) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottled 27/12/12. A dark amber coloured beer with a patch of whitish head. Brown fruits and yeast in the nose. Deep fruitiness in the mouth. Raisins are a strong element. Yeasty. Tasty and although sweet not overly so. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7911) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2012
bottle from saveur-biere. Hazy amber-golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Slightly fruity with dusty hops, caramel and very shy hints of vegetables.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2955) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2012
A very decent beer with multiple levels of subtle flavors, going from fruit to wood, to vanilla, to musty attic. Light orangish brown ale, thick head and medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (475) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours orange brown and no head on this one, flat. Apple and raisin aroma. Bit of sherry. Sweet winey and applely, medium to light bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6833) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle at Sous-Bock, Paris. It pours amber, with a long-lasting thick beige head. The nose is caramel, wood, leather and spice. The taste is caramel, wood, very spicy, earth, some dark fruit, metallic, brown bread, leather and some warming alcohol, with a dry, spicy finish. Medium body and fizzy champagne-like carbonation. A great biere de garde.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5249) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Amber pour with a tall, fluffy tan head that recedes to a short ring of foam in a matter of seconds. Aroma is spicy and grassy and almost has a hint of steamed and spiced (Old Bay?) seafood. Taste is grains, soft caramel, malt notes, spice, dusty yeast, dried flowers and grass. There’s more of that Old Bay type flavor as well. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more spice notes, grass, caramel, malt, toasted grains, straw and dusty yeast.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (3767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
May 2008: 75cl Green cork and caged bottle, poured into two Corsendonk stemmed tulip shaped glasses. The pour was in one almost smooth action, but the second glass ended up with a few pieces of sediment. Otherwise the beer was a lovely amber, a little lighter than a typical Belgian Amber beer but with the same good biege foaming head. The beer was opened 4 months after the Best Before Date. The aroma was like a fairly sweet malty biscuit straight out of the oven. Good flavours throughout, this is a well balanced beer and I really enjoyed it. The 8% doesn’t knock your socks off, but you know it’s there. The French beer scene is a lot better than most poeple realise, this is a good example of what they are missing.


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