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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 277   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2007
33cl bottle. Pours much clearer than I expected. Held up to the light, the color is a gorgeous garnet red. The head was light and frothy but subsides quickly and leaves no lace. Aroma is like brandy and candy sugar but hops and alcohol are detectable too. Mouthfeel is gentle and smooth. Thin body with a clean but predominantly alcoholic finish that reminds me of malt liquor. Either there is not enough substance here for me, or I don’t get the beer. Having said all that, it’s going down alright and it’s 400th rating so--cheers!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2009
clear amber, large smooth offwhite head. Sweet malty, nutty aroma, crisp. flavor is quite smoked or roasted, malty, a little sweet. maize, fruity notes, alc shows clearly when warming up. this reminds me most of a cheap strong beer, but with some interesting comlexity added in, unbalanced.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2010
330 ml bottle from Bieropholie, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear(?) deep copper with a mice orange-tan head. Aroma: Fairly fruity, some nice brown sugar and caramel, fairly austere cold, as it warms, there are some esters, a touch of spiciness, some berries, never really opens up fully... Palate: Medium body, sparse effervescence. Flav.: Rich malts, rum, spiciness, a bit fruity, a bit of green hops, minerals, a bit of alcohol, not a tremendous complexity; dry with a touch of bitterness and a kinda peppery malt finish.

I expected a bit more depth.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5104) - 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

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (1038) - DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
(33 cl bottle from Brødrene D; BBD: Jan 26th 2013) Pours a clear amber with lively carbonation and a medium, white head. Good retention and a little lace. Aroma is yeasty (basement) with bready notes and not much trace of hop. Oily texture, medium body, slightly sweet finish. Taste is mildly sweet with a little bitterness towards the end. Interesting but still confirming to me that biere de garde really isn’t my cup of tea. Girlfriend says: "It’s some kind of spicy."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8147) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2012
bottle from saveur-biere. Hazy amber-golden colour, mid-sized off-white head. Slightly fruity with dusty hops, caramel and very shy hints of vegetables.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle shared @ WWT II. Clear amber red color, small to medium sized off-white head. Not much aroma. Taste malts, lightly fruity, lightly iron, grape-peel. Medium body, medium to fullccarbonation.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (2621) - FINLAND - JUL 17, 2013
bottle .75. dark copper. malty nose, hazelnuts, sweet malts. and bacon. body is medium full. brown malty, musky. one of the better bdg’s I’ve had, not overly sweet or murky. but being no fan of the style, a sample is quite enough for me.

-- bb/wp8

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GRM (3084) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Brown bottle, 330 ml, best before January 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on September 5 2013; eye: brunt caramel, hazy, nice effervescence, tiny sheet of beige head that turns into a tiny ring, no lacing; nose: burnt caramel, malt, light alcohol, plum, spices; mouth: burnt caramel, malt, alcohol, alcohol warmth, plum, spices, malty finale with presence of alcohol, average carbonation, mildly sweet, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 330 ml, 8 %, meilleure avant janvier 2012, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 5 septembre 2013; œil : caramel brûlé, trouble, bonne effervescence, petite couverture de mousse beige qui se transforme en un petit anneau, pas de dentelle; nez : caramel brûlé, malt, léger alcool, prune, épices; bouche : caramel brûlé, malt, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, prune, épices, finale maltée avec présence d’alcool, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2141) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle pour at Jimmy's 43 battle of the Belgian event. Amber tan color with a easy palatable taste and a malty flavor


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