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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 10, 2008
Botella. Clar amber-brown colour. Sweet malty caramel bit spiced aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet bit yeasty and spiced caramel well toasted malty flavour.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
33 cl. bottle. Almost mahogany with a weak head. The aroma is malty, very malty and sweet. The flavour is sweet, very sweet and it has notes of a lot of malt and nuts. IMO this is to sticky sweet, partly because it seems it doesn’t have anything else to offer, so I miss a bit of complexity and bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9799) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2001
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2009 <i<bought in Strasbourg - hazy dark ruby-amber colour under a solid persistent beige foam; quite complex aroma of apple, marzipan and caramel; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness, quite sticky; very long malty and caramelish finish with notes of honey

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
750ml bottle (One Pint, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Weeks 2007). For all the malt-lovers out there. Rich ruddy brown colour, and a taste to match. Sweet caramel malts are dominant, but with enough nuttiness and spiciness to make it quite interesting and not 1-dimensional. Did I mention huge amounts of malt?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis (thanks!). Best before date of Nov. ’05. Poured a darker mahogany color with a smaller sized tan head. Kinda of a musty and earthy aroma with leather coming out as it wamed up. Tastes of spices, light caramel, and earthy. Light alcohol in the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared @ WWT II. Clear amber red color, small to medium sized off-white head. Not much aroma. Taste malts, lightly fruity, lightly iron, grape-peel. Medium body, medium to fullccarbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
Bottled 27/12/12. A dark amber coloured beer with a patch of whitish head. Brown fruits and yeast in the nose. Deep fruitiness in the mouth. Raisins are a strong element. Yeasty. Tasty and although sweet not overly so. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2004
Dark red/brown in colour. Aromas are fruity, spicy and a touch musty. Good alcohol on the nose, too. Flavours are autumn fruits, toffee and sherry with warming alcohol to finish. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8147) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2012
bottle from saveur-biere. Hazy amber-golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Slightly fruity with dusty hops, caramel and very shy hints of vegetables.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A quickly fading foam falls onto the rusted copper.
-A wet, farmy soil is tainting the sweet oranges and apricots in the aroma.
-Carbonation is very frothy, and expands in the mouth.
-Flavor is a direct follow-up of the aroma, with less dirt/earth thankfully.

What if you dig deeper?
-The vegetal yeast esters kind of muddle the fruitiness after a while.
-Minerals scratch the teeth.
-The sticky, sweet fruitiness might bother some.
-A fun product, but not cohesive enough to be very good.

Bottle; best before December ’05.


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