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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: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkoR (644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2006
Very interesting beer. Nice head. Very spicy, fruitiness in the finish. Had it in bottle at the Bier Market, in Toronto.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2004
Nutty brown with a great sweet malt and a touch of vanilla on top of the caramels. A dry finish... Much better than the Blonde.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Copper brown color, medium off white head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, caramel, apple. In comparison to your standard biere de garde, much sweeter, toasted malt, caramel, alcohol is nearly indetectable. Same mineral water base and wine feel as others in the style, but a much less dry finish. A flavorful and fun beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kayres (593) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Pours orange brown and no head on this one, flat. Apple and raisin aroma. Bit of sherry. Sweet winey and applely, medium to light bodied ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (590) - 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).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2007
So I’m getting the feeling that when talking about biere de gardes, "ambree" means the darker, nuttier kind, as opposed to 3 Monts, which is completely different from this (and Jenlain Ambree). So yes, darker brown with a red tinge, semi-sweet aroma, raisin-like. Nutty flavor that definitely did not agree with my stomach. Can’t point to exactly what doesn’t work for me, and at $9/350ml I was forcing myself to finish it; wish I could like this more...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 24, 2005
1pt corcked bottle. Rather large head. A lot going on. Spicy with fruit but still almost with a strong belgium ale taste.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
budedou (511) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2015 Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel and some molasses. Some unpleasant floury feeling. Alcohol is veery present. Overall might be nice beer, but I just dislike the strong amber ones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (485) - Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Pours a dark amber, almost brown colour, with a fluffy head. A rich aroma of spice, dark fruit, coffee. Satisfying taste, lots of malts with a bit of bitterness, but nicely balanced. Pretty good overall.


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