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La Choulette Bière des Sans Culottes

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

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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made in the tradition of artisan brewers, Sans Culottes is a blonde beer sur lie. Probably the best bière de garde for the uninitiated to start with. Packed in a 75 cls bottle with a wired-down cork, Sans Culottes sports a brilliantly eye-catching label showing a revolutionary soldier proudly wearing his pantalons, having wisely forsaken his culottes for the coming struggle.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 10, 2016
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour with a small foamy/creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, some herbal, wooden and bready notes along with mild yeastiness. Flavour is fruity, floral, some wooden, bready and mild nutty and toffeeish notes. Get some mild berryish notes as it gets warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1379) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle. Dry, tasty, fruity beer. To me this had a piney flavour, was quite zesty and good blend.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (239) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Complex, with strong candy and fruit notes from the malt and yeast. Despite being French, it’s really similar to a Belgian ale in most respects. I found it to be really, even surprisingly, refreshing, especially considering that it’s both high alcohol and malt forward.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopfenWeisse (1377) - - NOV 6, 2015
Almost clear yellow golden color with medium head. Aroma is lovely fruity, yeast. Flavor is fruits, malt. Great!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainTilven (97) - Nancy, FRANCE - SEP 5, 2015
Golden yellow liquid topped with a fluffy foam - that fades down quite quickly. Smells of herb, malt, ananas; very attractive. Tastes of honey, yellow fruit, pear; gourmande and subtle; a bit syrupy. Unobtrusive bitterness that is nevertheless sufficent to structure the body. Lacks slightly complexity.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
From 0,75l bottle, Pours clear golden liquid, small white head, Aroma: peach, spicy, grapes, floral, elderflower, Taste: light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, peach, sweet, fruity, candied, spicy, Palate: medium body, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation,Overall: fine, enjoyed, very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rusos (374) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Yellow golden, white head. Sweet malty aroma. Taste sweet, alcohol, pleasant yeast. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4094) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Aroma slightly bretty bubblegum, sweetish, lemony. Clear golden colour. Taste very harmonic, slightly sweet, bubblegum, only light lemony and spicy element. Very tasty, highly carbonated, refreshing, drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (6868) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle. Golden color with medium white head. Malt, sweetness in aroma. Taste, malt, spices, light sourness in finish. Very goo.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (95) - GREECE - APR 16, 2015
Pours clear yellow to golden with light orange hue. Head is small, white that dissipates to floating islands on top of the beer. Very strange is that there are small yeast(?) pieces all around that don’t alter the texture of the beer or anything else. Aroma is sweet, hay, candy sugar, bready notes, some unidentifiable spices. Flavor is sweet, fruity(apple?) with light citrus notes, malty that finished beautifully hoppy. The ballance is amazing. Dry and medium carbonation. One of the best examples I have ever tasted.


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