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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crockett (1093) - Southampton, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Nate (4200) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2003
orangey gold colour, well retained white head. tasty malt and lemony citrus hop aroma with a bit of alcohol and yeast. nicely balanced with good maltiness and mild earthy bitterness. nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2003
Fruit aroma, plenty of yeast, hint of citrus. Golden amber, small white head, some lace. Malt at the start, alcohol greets in the middle, with bitter almond at the finish. Sweet, warming, medium bodied, very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarkR (68) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2003 750ml bottle. Leaving the large amount of chunky yeast at the bottom of the bottle, this one pours a mostly clear orangish-gold with a thin and tightly-knit white head. The aroma is malty sweet, with a hefty dose of fruit, most notably peaches. There's a bit of spiciness, along with a slight medicinal phenolic note. Some barnyard yeast as well. The flavor starts out quite sweet, before a peppery spiciness takes hold and attempts, but fails, to keep the honey-like sweetness in check. Like in the aroma, there's some barnyard yeast and musty farmhouse character, but it really gets mauled by the near-cloying sweetness. More medicinal phenolics. Fairly thin on the palate, with a slighty dry finish that has a touch of alcohol both in mouthfeel and flavor. I also detect a hint of a white grape peel flavor and astringency in the aftertaste. Despite the four or five main flavor components, this brew comes as across as thin, lacking in complexity, and overly sweet. Quite the lackluster example of the Bière de Garde style.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2344) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
Ungstrup (34658) - 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.

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