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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: 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1253) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Bought this bottle even though it is past its BBD based on the marking on the label, which was ’02-D-07’, thought I would take the chance, has a medium red or so pour with a foamy off-white head, there are some floaties in the brew, the head thinned out, red pour has brown and dark bronze hues at the sides, leaves some bubbly lacing on the glass, aromas of toasted malt, caramel, faint chocolate, there is a good amount of malt aroma, smells like this is aged in wood, there is an ‘old’ smell to (from age or because it is past its BBD?), it smells musty to (for the same reason?), flavors of faint spice, toasted malt, some caramel, faint alcohol warmth - not much though, some apple with a faint citrus, finish has fine pepper feel and is dry, there is an off flavor, oxidation from past its BBD? has a medium mouth feel, maybe some Beire de Gardes do not age to well past their BBD, I will need to try a fresh bottle of this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10846) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
clear amber, large smooth offwhite head. Sweet malty, nutty aroma, crisp. flavor is quite smoked or roasted, malty, a little sweet. maize, fruity notes, alc shows clearly when warming up. this reminds me most of a cheap strong beer, but with some interesting comlexity added in, unbalanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2009
750ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, nuts, grains, and a slight hint of cocoa. Poured deep amber/copper in color with a large, creamy, rocky, off-white/slight beige head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Lightly sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Very good to excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, nuts, grains, slight paper, a hint of tobacco, and a slight hint of cocoa. Medium body. Smooth texture. Soft to average carbonation. Sweet, malts, nuts, grains, and slight tobacco finish. 8%ABV is undetectable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1269) - TAIWAN - AUG 27, 2009
a really tasty brew! it doesn’t look that impressive though: cloudy amber with little white head. but the aroma is fruity with hint of prune. very fruity flavor, sweet but has enough complexity, quite enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1019) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
appearance is mostly unclouded ruby, quite striking. head reduces to and remains a film quickly. aroma is lightly crunchy toffee brittle. mouthfeel is totally unexpected, very soft and pillowy. more caramel in taste along with nutty notes not unlike a dopplebock.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4628) - 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 (4686) - 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 (5131) - 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 (5825) - .....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!


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