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


on tap

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Bottle. Aroma is grassy and sweet. I was hoping that the taste would be better than the aroma but I was disappointed. The flavour is overly sweet with some bitterness. Medium body, with a dry finish in which some alcohol can be detected. Maybe it would be better if cellared for half a year.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle from the Dodgy Deli on Cowley Road. Light burnished gold, nice lingering cap of white. Both aroma and flavor are a mix of butter, dried apricot and light berries. While I’m not one to shrink away from a touch of diacetyl now and then, it’s fairly heavy here, making the sweetness feel kind of unpleasant. Still, it has a certain interest. Light palate, yet still somehow a little sticky. Hard to say on this--my bottle might not have been in the best shape.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
Ambrée aux reflets orangées, peu de mousse blanche, très faible dégagement gazeux lors du service. Arômes de cask boisé, de pêche en concentré, de sirop de mais en quantité, de grain et de muffin au son sur une faible note anisée. Légumes bouillis, maîs et jus de planche ne sont qu’un faible attrait pour l’énorme résidu de sucre non-transformé. Texture aqueuse dans un corps semi mince, carbonatation timide et effacée.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maria (10123) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
33 cl. bottle. The head is nice on this warm golden beer. The aroma is malty and the flavour develops in steps: malt, fermented apple, citrus and honey - and then it’s like the notes go backwards after a light bitterness, ending where it started with the malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
DruncanVeasey (7098) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2007
Just can’t get on with this at all. Thick, treacley, Marmite-yeasty smoky honey nose. Potently boozy peaty malt more evocative of malt whiskey than any beer I’ve tried, including those brewed with added whiskey or aged in whiskey barrels. Glenmorangie and lemonade. Way too sweet. A very, very acquired taste for the lover of intensely sickly, whiskey-flavoured beers. Not remotely balanced or subtle, but I can still appreciate its a well-crafted beer. Urgh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jcnielsen (1984) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle. Straw, grain, and some hoppy aromas. Light straw and earthy flavor. Seems really under carbonated. Not too enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14294) - 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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Hazy peach amber colored beer, topped with an eighth of an inch of sudsy nearly white foam. Good carbonation is evident. The head slowly dies back to a bubbly froth. Subsequent pours produce twice as much head, but this is still short-lived. Scant lacing. Mildly tart cider-like aroma. First impression: The beer starts out okay, with a smooth sweet light caramel malt, but then it turns strange with a soft and mushy, air-browned, and over-ripened apple. This ultimately gives way to a bandaid finish and a light metallic aftertaste. Later: The caramel maltiness remains as it was, the apple is now a little like those red or green candied apple rings that you get in a can or a jar at Christmastime. I despise those things. Besides, the apple is still over ripe. The bandaid and metallic flavors have now thankfully subsided. Medium body, solid carbonation. I don’t care for the apple flavors in this one, and even though the beer subsequently improved, I can’t get over my first impressions of bandaid and metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thewolf (11107) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Aakjærs, Esbjerg.
Pours clear golden with a big, frothy, white head. Aroma is malty, sweet with some notes of fruity oranges and brewing cereal. Fine, creamy mouthfeel. Sadly the flavour is marred by a clear vegetable note that overwhelms the notes of yeast and light caramel. Very sweet and not really my thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2007
750ml, from memory, pours a pale color with nice head. aroma is awful, sickeningly sweet, semi funky, staw adn just weird, nothing pleasant and not that great weird biere de garde thing going on. just bad. flavor is the same, rather sweet, subtle oak and vanilla, can’t recall what else but pretty nasty. i hope i never have this again.

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