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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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

3
   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fashawn (115) - Montesarchio, ITALY - SEP 18, 2014
Un’eccezione per me, visto il.cattivo ricordo delle birre francesi o bretoni in generale. Invece la choullette già dal colore scuro e la schiumetta compatta ha dimostrato di avere altra anima. Bella la sensazione liquorosa che lascia in bocca, così come il sapore dolce che finisce abboccato. Buona birra.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Classic bière de garde from Valenciennes, with pale beige, mousse-like, perfectly regular, sticky head and deep, warm amber colour with pinkish hue, lively sparkling with tiny yeast particles floating everywhere. Aroma of walnuts, caramel, apple peel, nutmeg, earth, dried leaves, aniseed, cherry liqueur, sherry. Sweet fruity taste, hint of apple cider, strong carbonation, rounded and smooth mouthfeel, caramelly and nutty malts, spicy yeast, leafy and earthy hop bitterishness in the end where some of the initial sweetness also remains, some warming alcohol too. Excellent example of its style and one of the best French beers I’ve had so far.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VDuquerroux (312) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear dark brown beer with a big white head. Medium retention. Caramel aroma, licorice, herbs. Light bitter, medium sugary sweet. Body with some padding, medium texture and carbonation, sweet finish with a warming background. Overall, a delicious beer, nice aroma (licorice).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (316) - Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Dark ruby copper color with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, dark berries, booze, and a hint of hay. Malty flavor, hint of funk, fermented fruits, yeasty spicyness. Slightly bitter lingering finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
Lovely brown amber well hoppy Frenchman. Probably best French beer tasted:-)

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
JulienHuxley (3256) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle from ABC beers, BB 03 2015. Hazy copper pour, with floaties and thin rapidly receding head. Aroma is grainy, metallic, strong vegetal notes, oxidized to hell - cardboard and dusty aromas. Taste is sweet, cardboardy, sherry like. Is this still a year before it’s BB date for real? Gross.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (5944) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
budedou (396) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 26, 2014
Clear amber body, white head. Aroma of caramel and some molasses. Some unpleasant floury feeling. Alcohol is veery present. Overall might be nice beer, but I just dislike the strong amber ones.

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Bouteille de 750 ml (7.5% ABV) achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 29 janvier 1996. Bière ambrée assez claire malgré la levure. Col mince assez persistant. Assez effervescente, bulles fines à moyennes. Odeur de levure et d’herbe. Alcool ne ressort pas trop. Goût désagréable d’herbe chauffée. Arrière-goût présent et reste en bouche. Aurait peut-être due être "gardée" plus longtemps.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crlnts (306) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2014
Very small white head. Clean amber. Smells of umami, soy sauce. Wood, rhum, sausage. Autolysed.


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