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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: 277   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3062) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2010
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 011110. Amber with white head. Aroma of malt with notes of barnyard. Flavor with some caramel and esters

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6267) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle at Hall’s Beerr Tavern, Paris. Gentle carboanation in a hazy amber beer. Very fruity, plums, peqaches, sour cherries. Feel srelated to an Altbier. Well balanced, quite complex. A little hint of barnyard, a small edge of vinegar.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Sweet malt . Some sweet fruity notes. Reddish brown color with nice thick head. Nice, almost nutty malt flavor. There are hints of "funk" that compliment the malt flavor but are not overpowering. Some spicy almost peppery notes as well. Pleasant aftertaste of sweet malt. No hints of the 8% alcohol in the aroma, flavor, or aftertaste. Nice enjoyable beer that is very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6715) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2010
75 cl bottle at Le Sous-Bock. Shared with Sakiko. Medium brown, a bit cloudy, fine, medium head. Chocolate, nutty aroma, with caramel and dried fruit, like prunes. Rich, sweet, amber malt, caramel, chocolate, plums and raisins. A dubbel, basically. Alcohol not very noticeable. High carbonation. Earthy, slightly funky feel to balance, with a touch of salty minerals. Not at all disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2732) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2010
750 ml. bottle. Pours a thin short lived, off white head, over a clear, copper (SRM 15) body....nose is musty dried fruit with cherry, plum tones....taste is heavy sweet malts with brown sugar, toffee/caramel, plum, raisin, finishing with a musty/damp cellar dry bitterness.....mouth feel is slightly sticky and medium, carbonation adds a lifting spritz. This meets the style almost perfectly with the heavy malt dominance in both aroma and flavor. Additionally, it has the musty characteristics that seem to be particular to this type. BJCP 6/3/12/4/7

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours a dark amber color with lighter red hues when held to a light source and a thin foamy yellowish head that quickly fades leaving no lacing. Very subtle light fruit aroma with hints of earthy hops, spice and faint hops. Very bland and uninteresting. Fuller bodied with much more of a malt presence than expected. Slightly spicy with citrus and dark fruits. Medium carbonation which helps the mouthfeel. Alcohol not well masked. Average at best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2010
Pours deep amber with heavy sweet notes of malt. The first palate shows the heavy sweet malt but then is disipates to a nice spice driven finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt, yeast, and light spice aroma. Caramel and light earthy flavor with light spice and light yeast. Medium bodied. Yeast lingers with malt/caramel, light dried fruit, and light earth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
26th September 2008. Clear brown beer. Bags of smooth creamy and nutty malt. Very smooth, very creamy! Sumptuous!


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