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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 282   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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1074) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
(33 cl bottle from Brødrene D; BBD: Jan 26th 2013) Pours a clear amber with lively carbonation and a medium, white head. Good retention and a little lace. Aroma is yeasty (basement) with bready notes and not much trace of hop. Oily texture, medium body, slightly sweet finish. Taste is mildly sweet with a little bitterness towards the end. Interesting but still confirming to me that biere de garde really isn’t my cup of tea. Girlfriend says: "It’s some kind of spicy."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2012
19/II/2012 25cl bottle @ Le Lion Bossu (Lille) - BB:21/VI/13 (2012-147)

Clear reddish amber beer, small creamy head, adhesive with nice lacing, pretty stable. Aroma: very nutty, toast, bit of caramel, mocha and even coffee. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: dark chocolate, bit of mocha, dried fruits, some nuts, dark caramel. Aftertaste: mocha, some hop bitters, toast, little nutty and caramel. Pretty good stuff!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1956) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a handsome white head. Lots of deep malt aroma similarly malty flavour. There’s a yeast bound spiciness. Reminiscent of a belgian blonde but without the esthers. Comparable to a doppelbock but less of a toffee edge. Bags of caramel. Very flavoursome indeed.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
From bottle. Pours amber with respectable head. Nice aroma, caramel and slightly spicy fruitiness. Similar tastes. Very nice

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3392) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 toast, grass, leaves, cooked vegetables, cloudy, amber, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, heavily sour, sticky, flat, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6794) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost clear amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is toasted caramel, fruit and light hops. The flavour is light yeasty with notes of toasted malt, bread, light hops and some dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10766) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
A reddish amber ale with a thick lacing mocha head. In aroma, a sweet caramel with light grassy notes, light fruity esters, not bad. In mouth, a nice sweet malt with smooth grassy hops, nice and smooth nutty notes, light coffee, very nice. Bieropholie import. BB 01-12.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
In short: A yeasty and toasted biscuity grainy malts affair. Good beer
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed when probably one year of age.
The look: Almost clear golden amber body topped by a small beige head
In long: Nose is toasted cookies and earthy yeast. Taste is very grainy toasted malts, graham cookies, earthy notes, some brown sugar, toasted cracked wheat bread, lots of yeast. Fluffy full body. This beer was all about toasted grainy malt, it is a bit sweet, but something about the interplay of the malts and the omnipresent yeast made it drinkable. I must say I didn’t expect much from this beer so it was a pleasant surprise. Just another of the many many many beers I drank just because I need to try them all. On the positive side, if tomorrow I’m diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor I certainly will not regret not drinking more beer while I was healthy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1449) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle from Beers of the World. Pours amber, with TONS of floaties. Huge off white head that lasts and lasts. The nose has caramel, toffee, wheat. Impressive looking beer. Taste is sweet - sugar, caramel, and heavy malts. Hops are noticeably lacking. My first beer from La Choulette, and I am impressed. World class Biere de Garde.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (11985) - DENMARK - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with big tan head. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, spices, little bitter, caramel, rip fruit, bread, little metallic and yeast.


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