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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: 271   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4591) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottle. Amber. Light head. Bready caramel nose. Woody caramel flavour with hardly a trace of alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 16, 2009
For the price, I should’ve liked this beer better than I did. Started off well with a foamy off-white head and a clear dark copper colour, and nicely carbonated to boot. (Another one that looked like a Pepsi!). Aroma was almost absent but for an inkling of malt, but that’s all. Taste was pleasant but all I could detect was maybe some coffee? Odd beer, probably ideal for washing down one’s Freedom Fries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4560) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2009
33cl Bottle from a gift pack. Clear deep amber colour, creamy off white head. Aroma of a thick sweetness, light toasted malts, honey and caramel. Flavour is sweet at first, honey and caramel, very malty, followed by a dry and light spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied, syrupy mouthfeel. Although a bit on the sweet side, a nice offering. Reminded me (especially the nose) of Paulaner Salvator.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (4946) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2009
Bottled. Clear amber color, short head. Aroma is dusty, some malt, slight fruity. Malty taste, bit sweet. Bit boring.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
thin, some fresh corn and crazy band aid .. also has honey in there, medium head... pours a hazy light spritz yellow .. . nice but kinda sucks .. . age sucks... shackel me silly!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has caramel, bit butter/’weeig’. Clear, brown coloured with an off-white head. The taste is sweet and caramel malty, has some raisins. Bit boring. Medium carbonation, medium body.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MiP (13513) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2009
Bottle, 8%. Weak phenolic aroma, band aid. Nice clear dark chestnut colour. Good stable light brown head. The flavour is also phenolic, and worse than the aroma. Band aid, chemical, strange liquorice. Genuine Choulette quality :/

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TURDFERGUSON (3943) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 16, 2009
Bottle, shared with emacgee. A classic BdG, here. Biscuit, earth, bread, and malt highlight the nose. The flavor is a bit more sweet and caramelly but has a nice belgian-like yeast finish that rounds it out. ALcohol hidden very well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3963) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2009
Tasted with turdferguson. Pours a copper orange with some haze. Head is two fingers thick creamy and offwhite. The aroma is earthy, bready, malty, mild basementy character, more of a Belgian yeast feel than I was expecting. The flavor was sweet, candyish, mildly spicy, yeasty, earthy. Palate is smooth with a nice carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - DEC 28, 2008
No 652 Raed 28 12 2008 Bottle green, 750 ml, Appearance pours caramel nutbrown, dark burned orange, hazy body, honey like hue, there are yeasty fragments floating in the body texture, head is initially medium slowly decreasing to small and than to a minimal froth, rather no lacing, head was foamy and yellowish brown in colour, body looks as medium, there is a very nice natural saturation visible in the body, Aromat front is caramelly sweet with slightly hidden notes of spices becoming present when the beer gets warmer, nice note of whipped cream, burned sugar and milk chockolate, sweet orange, very juicy and refreshing, but somehow on the other hand spicy, seems light in appearance but has a really, full character in the aroma, very Belgian Ale like aroma, slightly similar to Abbey Beer, very considerable note of leavy spicy and earthy hops spiced up by alcohol, prune, raisin, vanilla, grains, wheat, Flavour front is quite soft in terms of the body but denotes high hoppyness, spicyness, leaves, herbal notes, rather soft in terms of aftertaste and mild on palate, alcohol is pefectly hidden and slightly warms up the flavour, woody touches, slightly toasted malt, very crispy and clean in flavour, finish duration is short to medium, Palate body is medium but seems quite light, alcohol is perfectly hidden, texture is wattery, carbonation on palate is quite high but natural, finish feel is kind of dusty, gently alcoholic and generally neutral, what could be a kinf of disadvantage, if not the pleasant spicyness and kind of bitterness at the end


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