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


on tap


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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
Mealy, sweet marzipan aroma. Clear copper coloured with white head that recedes to cover. Simple and malty flavour - rather straight-forward and somewhat boozy. Soft smooth mouthfeel with gently fizzy carbonation. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, muzzlehatch and Rastacouere.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2004
Dusty cereal and hay reluctant to wed the comely, silky sweetness...Wild rice allusions spark the flavorful malt husks...Fizzier than the full Bavaisienne and less coherent in its intricacies, but nonetheless an honest rural raconteur...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 Clear straw blonde, almost no head. Hoppier than most in the nose. Sharp honey and straw aroma. Well defined malt though it’s not very deep and rather simple, bold and proposes more alcohol than I wish for. Simple sweet mouth entrance, not developing a lot of flavour until the powerful and original aftertaste which is spicy in a candyish way (oregano, chive, anise, mint) and just feels christmasty altogether. Mouth coating body, less earthy than most. Hard to pinpoint flavours once again, but I mostly enjoy it. High carbonation yet it seems subdued, full bodied, comfortable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
Sharpness to the taste. Sweet lke sap with orange and pear... I was certain it was an abbey I was drinking at first. The smell is very harsh though. This drink doesn’t have a pleasant nose. It’s like a stale verison of the taste. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Orange Coloring. No Head. Tastes Like You’re in a Hay Barn. Some Malts. Interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4889) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2004
Brazen gold color with a nice frothy head. Hay bail aroma. Matly taste with a fair hit of grass and cider. A dash of spice on the end. Given the rates, I was expecting less; it’s not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2004
09.02.04 750ml bottle. Pours a glowing, golden, yellow-gold with ample, fizzy head that settles and lasts. Aroma is fresh, lively, and barny. Some light vinous notes, pear. Nice and inviting but a hint of something plastic. Flavor is mild and grassy. Slight oxidation in this bottle, I think. Quite malty for a blonde, but the flavor leaves the party just before it’s over. A nice quencher; good with mild foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Appearance: cloudy, and peachy in color, with a slim white head. Aroma: clean and spare, showing off shades of citrus and spice, unfolding larger, until I regret my initial judgement and admire the floral notes, the connamon, and orange, quite nice, indeed. Taste: huge citrus on the palate right away, yeasty, full citric quality. Medium body, nice finish, good-enough texture. I can dig this brew, though it doesn’t wow me, nor is it designed to...these are meant to be simple, table beers, if I’ve got it right, and it matches that description ably. A nice thing to whet the whistle and wash down dinner, a good thing to pass down the gullet easily, if it’s affordable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2004
Hazy golden colour, small white head. Aroma of pears, yeast and bready malt. Flavour was of pears, peaches, musty yeast, spices and some sugar. Medium body and carbonation. Finishes slightly spicy with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
SilkTork (5567) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2004
Bottle. After the delights of yesterdays Gayant La Goudale this has come as a huge disappointment. Metallic and cardboardy. Thin and unpleasant mouthfeel. I had somehow got the impression that this had the reputation of being a decent beer. I must have confused it with something else. This just tasted like a stale beer. Rather unpleasant. Certainly way below average - almost undrinkable. Best before date is next year. This is obviously a beer to drink as fresh as possible.

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