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

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RATINGS: 302   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7705) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7508) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (7321) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2004 Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately yeasty (mold, cobwebs), with notes of peach, grass, sour apple, hint of alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Sourish, and not entirely wholesome.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (7165) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle (Volo) Fine haze, amber light brown. Good solid fine tanned top, nice lacing. Pleasant nose, malty, gentle aromatic hops with hints of spice and yeast. Slightly earthy, woody in character with semi-sweet malt touch. Smooth and very easy to drink. Be aware this one is 8 %. Classic.

3.2
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 14, 2011
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Légère odeur de caramel et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée légèrement voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales grillées et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Forte effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #3605)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7022) - Utah, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle shared by footbalm at his going away party
Appearance: Hazy brown apple cider color with a small off-white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart and spicy peppers
Taste: Tart fruits, dusty. Thin mouthfeel
Ok, easy drinking

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
750ml @ Stone Brewing. Very sweet nose. Some spiciness, dark dried fruit. Nice medium amber color. Sweetness is evident with some spiciness. Pretty tasting but a tad too sweet

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 22, 2003
Strong honey aroma dark amber, low creamy head. Woody and sweet honeyish tastenotes. medium bodied but with a heavy attitude. Sugary sweet, almost vineous aftertaste. Seems to be a bit out off balance to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle at Hall’s Beerr Tavern, Paris. Gentle carboanation in a hazy amber beer. Very fruity, plums, peqaches, sour cherries. Feel srelated to an Altbier. Well balanced, quite complex. A little hint of barnyard, a small edge of vinegar.


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