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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: 272   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7779) - 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 (2817) - 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 (445) - , 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 (6326) - 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 (5188) - 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 (3515) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9997) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bottle. Deep, dark, murky chestnut color, large thick, fluffy beige head, solid lacing. Aroma is very earthy and lightly spiced pumpernickel bread and drief fruits. Taste is winter fruits and roots, with rich caramel and Soda bread. Classic example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4109) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a big white head that settles slowly leaving a healthy lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light chocolate with some spicy hops. Taste is malty sweet with with some spicy hop bitterness and hints of fruit and yeast. A very well done amber ale which was quite tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10023) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Carrefour, Coquelles, France. Amber with white head. This proved to be quite a sweetish, caramel beer, toffee but with a yeasty spiciness and light lemonade note. Pleasant and easy drinking, quite decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brandman (2060) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2012
Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel, medicinal hops, berries and some molasses. Flavour leaves dry dough and some unpleasant floury feeling. Alcohol is veery present. Overall might be nice beer, but I just dislike the strong amber ones.


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