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La Choulette Bière des Sans Culottes

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ksiwzos (87) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3580) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2015
Clear copper of color with a white head. An aroma of herbs, spice, mint, fresh and summer. A flavor of herbs, mint, elderberry flower, spice and fresh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (2055) - FINLAND - JAN 1, 2015
A golden beer with a big and white head. The nose has balanced grain and fruits, some grass and earthyness, hint of white asparagus. Taste is slighty sweet, herbs, some musty malts, also asparagus. Medium bodied, strong carbonation. Basic brewing, easy and nicely to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rondphoto (2771) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 2, 2014
bottle @ Vino Bellissimo / Lima OH --- Nearly clear light amber with a lot of blond sediment particles, a smooth off-white head cover, bands and spots of lace. Nice aroma of yeast, malt, and hay bales. Taste is sweet grassy malt with yeast and a bit of spice. All glides beautifully through the palate to a lingering grassy finish, only interrupted by just enough fizz to balance. A simple, but also exceptional, Biere de Garde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (3122) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
One of the archetypical bières de garde, named after the revolutionaries of 1789, partly inspired by a beer tax dating from those days and suggested to be one of the inducements of the event. Yellowish white, regular, sticky, stable head leaving only a few ’islands’ after a while; colour a warm golden blonde with light orange hue, nicely sparkling, clear but murky after adding the deposit. Assertively fruity, bit sourish aroma of gooseberries, sparkling wine, hay, orange peel, banana, gin, apple, cloves and a bit of dusty yeast. Crisp and refreshing onset, apply with some citrus, tingling carbonation, then flowing out lightly and elegantly malty, dry thanks to the mineral-like, sharp carbonation, finishing mildly but clearly hoppy with some warm, ’jenever’-like alcohol, but not becoming astringent anywhere. To me this is more than just an initiation to its style, as is so modestly suggested above...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 75cl, a slightly cloudy golden beer with huge head and good retention. Nose is nice on grain, caramel and herbal hops. Aroma is very nice too, good malt notes, light caramel, medium sweet, herbal and earthy hops, good bitterness, light lemon notes with orange touch, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of grassy hops and malt. Flavor is light sweet malts. Easy to drink and refreshing, but could’ve been more complex

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fhoublon (316) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
Bouteille de 330 ml achetée dans une SAQ. Dégustée le 30 mai 1997. Bière blonde légèrement voilée. Mousse peu, col mince et éphémère. Assez effervescente, bulles moyennes à grosses. Odeur de sucre, de miel. Très douce, assez sucrée, goût un peu sec. Bien équilibrée mais manque un peu de goût.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9272) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 2, 2013
750mL c&c. Clear golden pour with larger white foam. Okay retention with minimal lacing. Nose is skunky thanks to the green bottle. Yellow apple, sugar, esters, old rotting banana. Taste is grassy, watery, soapy. Not much there. Seltzer palate. Disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bozo_skeleton (707) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 2, 2013
Légèrement voilée petit collet. Aromes frais et fruités. Palais rond et sucrée Agréable a boire.

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