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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: 276   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9998) - 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 (6022) - 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 (1276) - 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 (11131) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1394) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
(Bottled)I wish I could find a 750ml of this ale . . When residing in France in 2008/09 i became familiar with nice frog-biere but not sampled this ; nose is pretty rich and caramel accented, earthy hops , dirt and a butteryness. Sip this and you think of French arrogance and French culinary skill.. Big powerful syrupy malts, caramel ,cereal, earthy hops, and lots of dancing booze. but any rawness is eaten by real skill shown here - to bring united vibes. Quality biere.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11203) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2011
Hazy amber with an off-white head and small floaties. Aroma is quite sweet, malty, fruity, yeasty, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. High carbonation. 310711

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2011
An aged bottle shared by Footbalm. Aroma: sweet fruits, faint malt note Taste: tart, toasty malt This bottle was past its prime, notes of oxidization in the sampling.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (10669) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 11, 2011
Brotiger, leicht malziger Geruch, zudem geringfügig alkoholisch-süß. Brotig-alkoholischer Antrunk, erst süß, dann bitter bis würzig. Der Mittelteil erscheint wie der Nachgeschmack sehr aromenreich, würziger werdend und komplex. Malzig-würziger Abgang. Test vom 21.8.2007, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 11,12,11,14,13,12 - 12,10

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2011 does not count
I really liked this beer. it’s head is very creamy but not so much that it deadens the aroma. It’s bright and a little sweet. If you like a heavily herbed nose or a traditional American hop this might not be the beer for you. The heavy banana on the nose and the caramel flavor makes it almost a dessert beer, but I wouldn’t go that far. If it were a little higher in alcohol it might have enough contrast. That said, I’m drinking it with strawberries and it’s quite complimentary (not in the glass). I think it plays well with lower acid fruit but might be too similar to cooked sugars, chocolates or caramel to be complimentary. A nutty cheese might also do the trick. I’ll also say that my bottle is about a year past the sell by date but I doubt it’s anywhere near the drink by date. Seems like some age might be helpful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (4684) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared by footbalm at his going away party
Appearance: Hazy brown apple cider color with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart and spicy peppers
Taste: Tart fruits, dusty. Thin mouthfeel
Ok, easy drinking


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