Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Bière de Garde
Hordain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2003
Small white head. Copper-red body. Fruit, sweet (caramelised sugar?, honey), smooth. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 25, 2005
[bottle from peckhams] pours an amber colour with a decent head. the nose is malty with some caramel notes, vanilla and yeast. excellent smooth body with a slightly sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1069) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2009 Bottle at Pub Italia, Ottawa. Amber copper with a medium white head that disappear quickly. Aroma is earthy and sweet, candy, roasted malts, herbal and floral. Taste is sweet malt, spices, herbs and dark fruits with a medium body. Good beer overall, but a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bfeldmann (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Poured an amber color with a ton of sedimentation. Aroma was of apples grapes. Beer was nice and tart. Flavor was much the same. Alcohol was not hidden well at all, but beer was pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1045) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
White mokka medium head, amber chestnut colour, sweet caramel some fruity, somevstrawberry hints, medium carbonation and bitter some liquorise/caramel taste

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
750ml Bottle: Cork pops with a fierce burst of CO2, but no gushing here. Pours a murky copper (maybe I didn’t decant well enough) with a healthy foam cap. Lots of earthy esthers rise from the glass - most notably canned peaches and cherries. This almost reminds me of the good old fruit cocktail in a can - the one where you only get like two cherries in the entire thing amongst lots of syrup covered pears, peaches and grapes. A healthy dose of musty malt lies beneath. The mustiness carries through to the body - which is medium body and had velvety carbonation. This style is new for me and the ’cellared’ notes are hard to take in. I like them, they are just new to me. Alongside the fungi covered malts are more tart fruity esthers that helps really balance this out. Interesting stuff indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Darker copper color with very active carbonation. Light tan head. Spicy, yeast aroma with some caramel and toast notes. Sweet and malty with a bubblegum flavor. More toast, some astringency, and a bit of fruit, apples or grapes mostly. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2003
Amber body with rising carbonation, medium off-white head, sweet, malty, spicy and vinous nose. Rather vinous flavor with substantial peach fruity sweetness and spicy finish. Nicely balanced. Extra point for being from France, a country with conscience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
satan165 (1020) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (1010) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2013
Brassée avec les orges et les houblons les plus … hum, hum … Couleur roux cuivré caramel. Clarté nette (pas de refermentation). Bulles faibles. Mousse beige qui descend très vite. Odeur caramel, pomme de terre, poivre, sel et bois mouillé. Volume doux d’une 1ère bouche banale d’ambrée locale. Arrière-bouche un peu plus étoffée, mais peu. 2ème bouche pas plus relevée, un peu de céréales, un peu d’épices, houblon quasi absent. 3ème bouche très plate, sans distinction. Arrière-bouche avec un goût même un peu désagréable. Longueur au nez très plat, sans envergure. Levure nulle. Alcool inutile (8 %, c’est très bien, mais il ne vient rien soutenir …) Finale inexistante. Bière très largement surcotée sur ratebeer.... Banalité sans nom.

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