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Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Bière de Garde
Hordain, France
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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Hazy straw colored with average carbonation for the style & note well retentive, light lacing. The aroma is funky with dusty barn, some caramelized wort and aged earthy hops. The flavor has a light sweetness without any of the gueuze like smells. A scosh of caramel & bread; molasses. Finishes balanced, not too complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2004
Notes of pears, apple and alcohol in the nose; flavor is oaky, sour, and perfumey, and includes some medicine/band-aid; slightly sour. Definitly different. Thanks Sham & Bück Dich!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2004
Amber gold pour with a light film of head and very nice lacing. Funky aromas, slightly sour. Musky and cobwebby. Lemons and other citrus. Flavor is fruity and sour. Citrus hops arise. Acidic. Some spices. Dry dusty palate that finishes sour

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WabashMan (1014) - 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 (5347) - 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 (11653) - 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 (2914) - 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 (1012) - 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 (3778) - 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.


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