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.

DavefromChicago's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2003
My review is tainted by a bad cork, which overwhelmed the aroma and flavor of this beer. I detected a nice spicy, peppery aspect, with a sweet, nice body, some earthiness, caramel malt and a bland finish. Amber color, rapidly diminished foamy, tan head. Probably a decent beer, but mine was in poor condition.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walrussell (190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
(Kind of like a dubbel with less "Belgian" yeast character) Hazy copper. Smells like toffee, cereal, and a little metal. Just off-dry, low bitterness, a little sour at the end. Tastes like toffee, cereal, a tiny bit of licorice and grass. Medium body with lower carbonation and not much head. No ash character, no alcohol. Super smooth but very flavorful. Malt-forward with medium yeast character but not boring, too sweet, or unbalanced. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (3337) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour. Quite toasty malty character, also decent sweetness. Then earthy grassy hops, some alcohol, lightly spicy. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (673) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
From 0,75l bottle, Pours clear amber liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: caramel, bready, malty, candied fruit, Taste: medium body, average to lively carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long bready finish, bready, citrus, malty, candied fruits, Overall: fine, enjoyed, bit uniformly sweet, bready, but fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (174) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber colour. Aroma caramel, malts, flowers, spicy. Sweet. Caramel, malty sweetness in taste. Quite a lot of alcohol, warming. Good one, although not very easily drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (6249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Dark amber color with medium white head. Caramel, red fruits, flowers in aroma. Caramel, sourness, spices in taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lello4ever (293) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2015
Ambra carico, schiuma quasi inesistente, gran quantità di lievito sospeso. Aroma molto dimesso, al palato dolce del caramello, si sente bene l’alcol. Non mi ha emozionato troppo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2015
9% ABV corked bottle from Calais, Carrefour. Pale amber coloured with sweet toffee and almond flavours, red fruity notes and a warming, slight soapy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ksiwzos (90) - GREECE - MAR 13, 2015
0.33L bottle from French e-shop Dark amber with golden tinge, crystal clear with beige, small to medium head, dissipates quickly. Aroma is very malty, caramel, burnt caramel, dark roasted notes, bread crust, earthy and light spicy hoppy tones, sherry like sweet woody notes. Sweet caramel taste, burnt sugar, apple fruitiness, sweet vanilla/woody tones, alcohol is slightly warming but don’t show at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vili (177) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
75 cl bottle. Pour is clear amber with thick lasting head, proper lacing. Aromas mainly dough, barnyard and grass. Taste is low on bitter, a bit sweet and a bit salty. Aftertaste is funky yeasts. Maybe a bit much alcohol. Tasty and above average experience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (235) - ITALY - FEB 12, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Dalla Francia un’ambrata fruttata e dolce. Birra discreta anche se manca un po’ di coraggio.

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