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

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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2004
Not as bad as expected, considering the ratings. A strange beer, that seemed much closer to a pilsner than most biere de gardes I’ve had in the past. Not a great example of the style, but a decent enough brew overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5220) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with some notes of honey. Some lighter floral notes. Taste is spice, maybe cinnamon with some brown sugar, flowers and more honey. Light hops and yeast as well. Mouthfeel is duly carbonated as this has more of the champagne like mouthfeel, although a bit more dense. Finish is nice and spiced with some hop character. Nice beer. Apparently from some of the other ratings, I got a good bottle!

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2004
Hazy orange colored beer with a foamy head. Aroma is mostly fruity and spicy with tones of washing-up liquid (!). Flavor is strange malty and hoppy with a very harsh tone and aftertaste. It tastes old and it was 2 month over the expiration date, but a 7,5% ABV beer that has been stored at fair conditions shouldn’t worsen that much.....

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2004
(75cl, best by May 2004) Small off-white head atop a golden body hazed by yeast particulate. Aroma is herbal, honey, pear, some peat, light vinous. Taste is almost invisible, light malt, perfume, finishing with some peat. Watery light-medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2004
Rich golden-orange colour with a medium white head. Aroma of whiskey and fruit with some citric notes. Flavour with pleasantly malty with mild hops in the finish. Simple, but well balanced and tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2004
Pours deep gold with a medium sized white head. Quick disipation. Tiny bead carb. Sweet perfumey soap aroma. Flavours have stewed strawberries and cantelope. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Light sugary aroma, with decent floral-fruity hops. Beany. Low malts. Overall, not a huge aroma. Sparkling clear yellow-amber with foamy white lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-heavy carbonation. Starts a bit sweet and musky, bit of barnyard and earth. Finish keeps the sweetness, and it is accentuated as the light acidity drops away. After is still sweet, with a light bitter nuttiness showing up toward the end. An OK biere de garde.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2004
Cloudy orange/gold in colour. Aromas are sweet caramel malts and spices. Flavours have the same characteristics as the aroma with more spices and alcohol burn. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2004
Orange golden body, medium head. Fresh hop aroma, some malt and spicyness. Flavor is malt, alcohol, bitterness, spices. Too much alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Bottle pours golden with a small head and light lace. The aroma is spicy and slightly musty. The flavor is malty, spicy, and slightly tangy. The palate is medium rich. Overall, fairly good.


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