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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: 275   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2007 Poured to a flat reddish-orange with very little head and virutally no lacing or effervescence. Appearance was more of a cherry-apple cider than a beer, and the aroma was a pleasant mix of spices and fruit (mostly apples and grapes). This beer was interesting in that the mouthfeel, flavor and finish were all what I would imagine the result to be if you mixed a Lambic and a Flemish Sour together. At various sips and times, I detected fruity, sweet, sour, spicy and a hint of the 8% alcohol. Different, but not bad at all.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2003
Big short lived head & chestnut colour. Some apple-like aroma. Very malty flavour with just enough alcohol warmth. Caramelly sweetness develops as it warms, which I actually liked. Quite complex and worthy of rating #300.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJvd (833) - NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
Bottle @ WWT II. Pours hazy amber with a medium white head. Aroma has some caramel malts, metal and oxidation. Taste is quite sweet with malts, a bit of metal and oxidation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blom (831) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2008
Amber-red with a nice head. Malty aroma, full of nuts and caramel. Sweet flavours of fruits, spice, caramel and hazelnuts. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
dark orange-amber, hazy. Tan head 1cm thick, fine, moderate-slow decay. Aroma contains blueberry malted milkshake, hint of chocolate, hazelnut. Light-medium body. Flavor: Touch of nutty toffee candy. Touch of tart pickle. Herbal hops and light chlorine. Light dry breadcrust. Not super sweet. Good, surprising tart flavor not apparent in the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2006
(06.19.06) One pint 9.4 oz brown bottle from Kahn’s Fine Wines, Indiana. 8% ABV. Bottle labeled as best before 10/14/06. Poured clear amber with giant long-lasting white head. Soft carbonation. Caramel and sweet malt aromas. Medium bodied Belgium amber ale that starts dry with light malt sweetness and toasted malt/spice/caramel/ candy-like flavor. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Well-balanced. Complex flavor character. No funky notes. This is a very enjoyable drinkable amber beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (772) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Deep red pour with a clingy head. Thick belgian like taste. Somewhat swet with some fruit and tartness like grapefruit. Very clean finish, a bit of a strong alcohol taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
bought in Lille: The best of biere de gardes that I’ve tasted in France. aroma is carmel. amber beer with good head and good lacing. flavor is carmel and spice without that unfortunate leathery note that other biere de gardes have had that just turns me off. its too stong and reminds me of an attic. alright texture. still i the world of beer this is not that special. Will stick to belgian ales probably from now on, even if I am in France.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Clear, copper. Nice white head and lace. Nose is filled with yeast and flowery notes. Firm maltiness and body,yeast shows itself early and gives way to the malt and something subtle and sweet...very intricate, complex and classy. Unique and may not be for everyone.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2004
nice amber color with orange golden shine and good airy head. Fine beer with nice aroma’s of fennel and soft spices. Beer with good texture and round mouthfeeling. In the taste there are some hints of malts, honey, herbs and star-anise. It ends with a warm and full mouthfeeling.


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