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


on tap

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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.

mixamatt's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Malty mild hop caramel aroma. Dark sparkling amber appearance with average head. Prickly carbonation. Balance of malty biscuity, fruity orange.peach and apricot flavors. Long fruity light hop finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
PriorL (3056) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2016
bottle sampled @ “Mathieu’s house cooling party”. APPEARANCE: clear darker blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: oak, carton... paper, yeast. TASTE: oak, carton, paper, yeast. Not really a biere de garde??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1518) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2016
Nice and clear bronze colour with a reasonably sized white head. Aroma is caramel and malts. Taste leads a bit sweet with some malts, burnt sugar, and a bit of plum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hman43 (924) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2016
It pours a hazy amber color with a off white almost tannish head. It has a rich, malty, aroma that features bread, dark fruits, toffee, and alcohol. It has a malty rich taste of bread, toffee, a bit of roast, spices, and alcohol. It has a heavy feel to it with a slightly sweet, the bitter aftertaste with alcohol warming.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (1327) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
0.33 l bottle from ’Saveur Bière’, best before june 2017. Clear, amber with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan to white head. Faint, sweetish-malty, minimally fruity aroma of caramel, nuts, rock candy, overripe banana and some raisins. Sweetish-malty, minimally fruity taste of caramel, nuts, rock candy and some raisins, followed by a short, slightly bitter, yeasty and slightly warming finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and effervescent mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Decent, not very special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (5951) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 7, 2016
330ml bottle. Clear, dark amber colour with average, thick, fairly lasting and lacing, white head. Fruity aroma delivers a plethora of red and blue berry notes, additional notes of sweet and sour cherries as well as a touch of plum. Taste is moderately sweet, slightly sugary, fruity, notes of cherry, hints of plum, all with a minimally artificial jelly bear touch; leafy overtones in the finish. Unsatisfying discrepancy between aroma and taste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
yeghjoach (2) - FRANCE - JAN 27, 2016 does not count
Nice caramel and vanilla aroma. amber look. light/medium sweetness, almost creamy feeling. long finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (7023) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2016
Thank you Mathieu87 & PriorL! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Mathieu’s house cooling party”. BBF 03.03.2015. GUSHER. Dark amber with no head. Nose is spoiled bread & massive oxidation, stale bread & big wet cardboard, raisin,… Taste is hugely oxidized, old cardboard, wet cardboard, raisin, sugar, old butterscotch candy, touch watery, toffee,… Body is guar, stale bread & cardboard. Wet cardboard & other oxidation notes are excessive, totally dominating. Not liking it, this one didn’t keep unfortunately despite the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - JAN 23, 2016
75 cl bottle@home in footed glass@approx 9 degrees C. Pours almost clear dark amber with medium tan head with ok retention and little lacing. Malty aroma with a hint of yeast, caramel and spices. Mouthfilling taste on the sweet, malty and bready side. Medium body with average carbonation. Much more pleasant than any other ambree I have had for years. Actually enjoyed this one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonydf (3) - ORLEANS, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2015 does not count
12.09.14 au Hendrix Orléans. Belle couleur ambre claire, arôme de fruits confits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walrussell (192) - 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.

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