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

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wnp22 (698) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2005
Tasted in Toronto. Obtained from LCBO. Tasted in Maudite snifter. Appearance is deep golden with lively sustained head. Aroma is dry, spicy and has a nice floral component. Flavour has a spicy component, with a finishing bitterness that, for the alcohol level aproaches refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2006
Bottle 25cl. Delirium cafe, Brussel. Golden beer with a small head and some yeast particals. Smells malty, a bit herbal(odd).Tastes malty and sweet with some cellar notes(bbe: april ’06). Finishes sweetish, sourrish, slighly bitter and a little cardboard(a pity). Nice one.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
budedou (662) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - FEB 23, 2015
Très bonne bière de garde blonde, lègère mais équilibré et nourri. sèche telle une blanche belge. Sympa!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2004
Sharpness to the taste. Sweet lke sap with orange and pear... I was certain it was an abbey I was drinking at first. The smell is very harsh though. This drink doesn’t have a pleasant nose. It’s like a stale verison of the taste. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2006
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Gold with white head. This had an aroma similar to some of the better Saisons - a fruity (gooseberry and peach?) sweet pastry thing that I’ve also noted in some Unibroue beers. Little bit of alcohol in there too (I don’t get whisky, maybe brandy?). Slight industrial note to the taste which doesn’t live up to the aroma. Dryish finish. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2005
What a great aroma - mild, sweet and fruity without being cloying. Cloudy with no head, and a decent warming beer. Strong, smooth with a bit of bitterness after swallowing. Reminds me a bit of Duvel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 13, 2005
Bottle. Hazy golden with small white head. Initial yeast nose, with some peppery spiciness & some mild sugary sweetness. with some heavy sniffing there is sort of a well-baked potato roasted aroma. Flavor is spicy, yeasty and with that same sugary sweetness & crisp in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (403) - ITALY - FEB 8, 2015
Si tratta di una biere de garde, una ale bionda dal buon contenuto alcolico prodotta dalla noto La Choulette in Francia. Arancio carico piuttosto torbido e con lievito sospeso, ha una schiuma fine poco persistente. L’aroma è semplice, malto, leggera frutta, un tocco di luppolo. Molto gradevole al palato, con una bella freschezza di spezie, un sapore principalmente maltoso ma contenuto e ben equilibrato dalle note più amare del lievito. Consistenza piena, corposa grazie alcool ben in evidenza. Molto soddisfacente.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - NOV 9, 2007
750ml bottle, refermented. Pours a peach amber with dissipating slightly frothy head. Lots of suspended sediment in the pour. The nose is very strong hay, like shoving your head in a barn, some weird notes like chlorine, sushi rice, and honeydew melon, very strong honey both on nose and palate, rather velvety, pretty solid body, medicinal herby bitterness on the slightly dry, lager-like finish. Not sure how this rates up against the style, the other biere de gardes seemed a lot maltier, but this one certainly seems unique, if not mind-blowing.

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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