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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: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
humlelala (948) - 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."

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (7733) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (7220) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jookos (1926) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (6434) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2002
Ok aroma and flavor. Unfortunately it disapears quickly.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2004
As I was drinking this and reading the reviews, I realized that madslangtved's description summed up exactly what I was thinking. So I will take the liberty of using his review: "Not very good. I can't decide what this beer tastes like. It is very confusing. Not very well-balanced."

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (590) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
Musty woody and cork aroma with big whiffs of malt and fruit. Orangy/red with a smallish head. Flavour was all cork, malt, no hops but some sour notes. Maybe this needs to be drunk by itself?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
Clear dark brown with a sweet malty aroma. Flavour is sweet and malty with a weird spicyness that I’m not really liking, finishes a bit dry.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2006
The ambers are the best in Nord-Pas de Calais, but this is not the best of them. This one pors a medium bronze-amber with a large, only slightly offwhite head. For a beer that is 8 percent, you’d never believe there was that much alcohol in there --yet the first taste is a bit strong and sticky. The cherry fruitiness of this style is missing in this beer and is replaced by a disconnected yeastiness and a pinch of Belgian malt-salt. That is to say, it never develeps into the beer it should be. At best is it a super-fermented malt-liquor tasting too much like a Belgian blonde.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dwyerpg (4436) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 11, 2007
LIked the blonde more. Not much aroma and an odd taste that sticks to the gums in a bad way. Okay, but nothing wonderful.


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