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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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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gary (1502) - 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 (12436) - 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 (2408) - 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 (11749) - 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 (5574) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6692) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle shared by Eric. Pours a murky light brown color with a medium white head. A spicy almost sour malty nose. The flavor is quite oxidized (unknown vintage but aged) sweet dry fruit, some caramel. Smooth and decent.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6221) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales grillées et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #3605)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (6090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 75cl bottle shared with friends. Clear amber colour. White head. A good beer

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle bought in a shop near Le Touquet, France. A red/orange coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Fruity, spice aroma. Tastes fruity, sweet, caramel, spice, malty. Very pleasant biere de garde.


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