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


on tap

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5658) - 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 (7940) - 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 (4251) - 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 (6700) - 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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14771) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 10, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2003 [Rerate] Blond ale, poor head, poor aroma, just a little malty, simple flavour, sweet, not enough malty; really light palate.
[22-05-2002, 5-3-6-2-11]: gold ale. Sweet aroma, some malt, lightly corky. Sweet, some body, without malt taste. Poor palate, with only a few hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ernest (6231) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2002
Head is initially average sized, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, dense particles of all sizes, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted light bread, cookie), lightly hoppy (citrus - lemon), moderately yeasty (barnyard), with notes of sour apple, alcohol, and cask wood. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Yeast plays too big a role here, in both aroma and aftertaste, clobbering what otherwise might be a nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2002
Corked bottle: pop, pause, oops, it’s foaming up, better start decanting! Pours with a big white head, golden body (a touch darker than in the picture to the left), sweet herbal/spicy nose, inviting. First sips have a metallic character, but sweet with a bit of woodiness. Body comes off a bit flat, but the metal disappeared after a few sips. I do get the peaches others mentioned, but this one doesn’t quite work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2002
Sweetish, cellar-like, woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TAR (2499) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2002
Best before May, 03. Odd looking bubbles that form well-retained, creamy chunked foam. Hazy blonde color. Aroma is most unique, including berries, medicine, alcohol, tonic water, spice, and barnyard notes. Mouth burning effervescence. Moderately complex flavors of grass, candied malts, and a firm, herbal malt backdrop. Spices and nuts become evident as this warms. Finishes dry and very long with medicine, tonic edge, and malt lingering. Not a world classic, but this will most certainly suffice for the Summer.

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