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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6111) - 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 (5849) - 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 (5461) - 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 (2072) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2190) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
330ml bottle froma trade with boutip. pours bronze with a lasting off white head. big malty nose with some yeasty easters as well. full big malt flavour. very fresh and straight forward malt bomb of a Bière de Garde. great in its elegant simplicity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3219) - Out Of This World, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 29, 2011
Le liquide est ambré. La mousse est peu épaisse mais stable. Le nez offre des arômes de malt grillé modérément intenses et des parfums de petits fruits rouges. Quelques notes caramélisées et vanillées peuvent aussi se manifester. Le goût est bien peu différent, tout en malt et très faiblement touché par des saveurs de houblons. L’alcool est pratiquement introuvable. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen-faible avec une effervescence modérément forte et une texture douce. En finale, quelques notes amères et asséchantes sont à la remorque d’un malt fort.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3183) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2011
Bouteille de 330ml. Bière ambrée-cuivrée avec une mousse rocailleuse beige. Nez discret avec une touche de caramel, une pointe d’épice, de datte et de fruits secs. En bouche la bière est sucrée, elle a un léger goût de caramel et de fruits secs. Il me semble que cette bière était fort meilleur il y a 15 ans. 6/10

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (2984) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
330ml bottle, dark amber color, with a frothy white-beige head, sweet grainy, toasted, caramel, biscuity malt, bran muffin, faint fruitcake nose, with some light toffee, bread crust accents, and with some dried raisin, date, notes and with a faint caramelized french toast aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice toasty, caramel, biscuity, bready malt, toffee, bran muffin character, with some toffeeish, faint soft multigrains cookie, bread crust, caramel granola bar flavours, with some dried fruity raisiny, figgy, date undertones, and a soft molasses, brown sugar cookie note, leading towards a sweet grainy maltiness, fruity, toffeeish, caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 1, 2010
Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a large frothy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of bready yeast with fruity ester is quite nice. Taste is also dominated by a huge semidry caramel malt base with nice yeast ester of fresh bread and light fruit. Body is quite full with limited filtration and good bottle conditioning with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Much better then expected and a nice example of how good the French bière de garde can be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2943) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
330 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear(?) deep copper with a mice orange-tan head. Aroma: Fairly fruity, some nice brown sugar and caramel, fairly austere cold, as it warms, there are some esters, a touch of spiciness, some berries, never really opens up fully... Palate: Medium body, sparse effervescence. Flav.: Rich malts, rum, spiciness, a bit fruity, a bit of green hops, minerals, a bit of alcohol, not a tremendous complexity; dry with a touch of bitterness and a kinda peppery malt finish.

I expected a bit more depth.


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