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

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RATINGS: 300   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1285) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 14, 2002
Extremely earthy hop flavor dominates this one. Nice maltiness, rather typical of the biere de garde style, I believe, as I have yet to sample one that wasn’t luciously malty. Some slight metallic flavor comes out toward the end, but reasonably enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1280) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
(33 cl bottle from Brødrene D; BBD: Jan 26th 2013) Pours a clear amber with lively carbonation and a medium, white head. Good retention and a little lace. Aroma is yeasty (basement) with bready notes and not much trace of hop. Oily texture, medium body, slightly sweet finish. Taste is mildly sweet with a little bitterness towards the end. Interesting but still confirming to me that biere de garde really isn’t my cup of tea. Girlfriend says: "It’s some kind of spicy."

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rok1024 (1272) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 5, 2013
Clear amber brownish appearance with medium head. Malty with some scents of roast and coffee, sweet and slightly bitter, alcohol isn’t too noticeable, slightly odd aftertaste though. Good Biere de Garde style.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
corkyrory66 (1266) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2003
Faint hazy amber ruby with small bright yellow beige short lasting head. Strong caramel malty, milder musty cellar yeast and port winey vinous with hint of spice. vinergary toffee and tropical fruit aroma. Medium smooth, ’fly of the tongue’ body. Short mild bitter hoppy start. medium strong hearty and delicious sweet heading towards sticky caramel malty, vinous and yeasty/spicey middle. The alcohol comes through in the middle and finish together with a faint bitter finish. Most fortified vinous of the Bière de Garde"s I"ve ever tasted. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJoer (1157) - 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

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogène (1145) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (1126) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear dark brown beer with a big white head. Medium retention. Caramel aroma, licorice, herbs. Light bitter, medium sugary sweet. Body with some padding, medium texture and carbonation, sweet finish with a warming background. Overall, a delicious beer, nice aroma (licorice).


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