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


on tap

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RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt, yeast, and light spice aroma. Caramel and light earthy flavor with light spice and light yeast. Medium bodied. Yeast lingers with malt/caramel, light dried fruit, and light earth.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2006
[003-20060825] 330mL. Light beet/earth aroma, not much else. Rich red-brown colour, off-white head, lots of floaties and tiny bubbles. Flavour was thick, chocolatey and malty, like a dark molasses or maple syrup. Felt round, a medium rich body, alcohol quite noticeable. Overall a nature-y beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2003
i hosted a bit of a beer tasting for my mum and her friends and they seemed to like this the best. it was use by 2002 which i guess is why it was slightly more subdued and less spicy than i expected. rich ruby colour. a full over-ripe apple sweetness smooths into some marzipan and then dries out with some stale tea - certainly the cellaring did it some good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (7587) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2011
Bottle shared by Eric. Pours a murky light brown color with a medium white head. A spicy almost sour malty nose. The flavor is quite oxidized (unknown vintage but aged) sweet dry fruit, some caramel. Smooth and decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7427) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 29, 2007
750mL bottle, BB 4/25/07. Poured clear, medium sparkly orange/amber with a well-formed cap of white head. The aroma picked up spicy darker fruits, dusty notes of mild oxidation, and an almost vinegary tartness. The flavor had a soft lemon and vinegary tartness throughout with sweet dark fruits and toffee across the middle.. dry peppery and floral notes hit on the finish.. just a bit too tart, perhaps because this was a little old.. still tasty, though. Medium-bodied with tartness beating out the sweet stuff.. lemony finish. I’d drink this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SudsMcDuff (7300) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2009
thin, some fresh corn and crazy band aid .. also has honey in there, medium head... pours a hazy light spritz yellow .. . nice but kinda sucks .. . age sucks... shackel me silly!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 30, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Ruddy colour with huge, off-white head. Malty nose with dark fruit, nuts and ginger biscuit spices (ginger, cinamon, cardamom). Malty taste with notes of dark fruit, blood oranges, toffee, chocolate, black-currant and a delicate, spicy bitterness in the finish. Great balance, nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (7199) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2012 75cl bottle shared with friends. Clear amber colour. White head. A good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7185) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost clear amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is toasted caramel, fruit and light hops. The flavour is light yeasty with notes of toasted malt, bread, light hops and some dark fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy dark copper amber with a small, frothy, thin-lacing light tan head. Has a dry, earthy spicy, semi-tart aroma with some light fruity notes. Body starts slightly sweet and caramely malty along with some spicy earthy notes and fruity tart balance. Not sure if the tartness is intended, but it’s not too overpowering and does hide the alcohol fairly well. A decent biere de garde.

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