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

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RATINGS: 208   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2003
This has got to be the worst example I have had yet form this style. Way too sweet and no depth.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2003
The aroma is very light. The color is orange and it has a beutiful though fast disappearing head. The flavor is too sweet with a weird malt flavor that vanishes too fast compared to the strength with coriander notes. A sweet dryness lingers. All in all a bad flavor.

1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BillKismet (3295) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2003
Easily the most dissapointing experience at the seattle international beer fest--maybe it was skunked??--but I thought these beers were for aging?! Bronze colored with a nice quality cream head--all down hill from there though. My first biere de garde has a skunked lager aroma and the flavor was a dreadfully strong skunk cabbage. Reminiscent of really poor quality import lagers that come in green bottles (heinekens and becks come to mind). I couldn't even finish 4 ounces of this crud, how bad is that?!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2003
Dark hazy golden color with a tall off white head. Aroma of light malt, barnyard yeast, mild citrus and tart apple. Flavors of light malt, mild green apples and nearly clying sweetness. Not much more.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
Bottled. Golden coloured, clear. Whiskey aroma. Sweet and pleasantly malty. Rounded and simple.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2003
Malty and vineous aroma. Red golden, blanket head. "dark" and full taste - but also some fusel and alcohol in the taste. The soft refreshing exit is really the only thing that would make this a blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2003
Gold-amber colour, clear. yellowish head, slowly disappearing but lacy. Alcohol nose, dry, candi-sugar, nearly syrupy - and also something like dried moss. taste is very dry-sweet (candi-sugar again), slightly citrus-rind. Lots of alcohol, alcohol-burn, sugar becomes cloying. More of the same in the aftertaste. Unimpressive.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4177) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2003
Syrupy beer with a foamy head. The aroma is a mixture between malts and burnt notes, which initially is not pleasant. The flavour is very malt orientated but with a hint of English beer hoppyness. Overall a weak effort for a biere de garde.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6130) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2003
french countryside aroma. i just found it too sweet to really be enjoyable drinking

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2002
UPDATED: APR 6, 2003 Nice golden hue with large creamy head--patchy spotted lace...Aroma is at once perfumy-sweet and lightly hoppy--an unusual combination, to say the least! Hops enter the taste door first, followed by a soft flowery sweetness...Controlled carbonation adds a spritely quality to the balance...Body is medium-light, and while there is a some counterbalancing of elements, these elements don't quite mesh together...However, this is most interesting for its floral profile...


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