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


on tap

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (8735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2004
Slighty hazy red amber body, with a good velvety off white head. Slight barnyardy floral aroma? Bit tart and teasty at times with some nice malt in it and some acidity. Intriguing. Deceptively high alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8667) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2006
Bottle from Super Saver. Hazy deep coppery pour with aroma of caramel malt, fruit, some vinous notes, plus some funky cabernet notes. Tastes fruity, with caramel malt, vinous, nutty, and some cognac notes. The hops and spice appeared at mid-palate, and blended well with the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (8661) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (8523) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2014
33 cl. bottle. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, spice, bread, fruit and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8152) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
Beautiful bright hazy amber orange, thin skim of a head that vanishes almost before the first sip. Aroma of distinct soft caramel and candied orange. Rich caramel flavour, orange brandy. The finish is dry, medium bitterness, and surprisingly a little tart.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7972) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 19, 2010
75 cl bottle at Le Sous-Bock. Shared with Sakiko. Medium brown, a bit cloudy, fine, medium head. Chocolate, nutty aroma, with caramel and dried fruit, like prunes. Rich, sweet, amber malt, caramel, chocolate, plums and raisins. A dubbel, basically. Alcohol not very noticeable. High carbonation. Earthy, slightly funky feel to balance, with a touch of salty minerals. Not at all disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (7936) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2007
Bottle. High and lasting creamy off-white head. Clear darjk amber body. Fruity and yet spicy dry barley malt aroma. Smooth and creamy nuts and spices mild flavor. A touch of pepper as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7805) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 18, 2005
This amber ale poured with a nice beige head, eliciting a sour malty aroma. There was something special about the yeast (it seemed as if it were cultured from Chimay yeast) that resulted in a bit of carbonation. The flavor was musty, hoppy and nicely balanced. In my opinion, this is one of the better French ales, especially if one is fond of the "farmhouse" style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7799) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2002
Ok aroma and flavor. Unfortunately it disapears quickly.

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