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


on tap

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
legion242 (2299) - 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 (29988) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
BillKismet (3400) - 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?!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (20324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2003
Bottled. Golden coloured, clear. Whiskey aroma. Sweet and pleasantly malty. Rounded and simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5918) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (8120) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardGretton (4334) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2003
french countryside aroma. i just found it too sweet to really be enjoyable drinking

   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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