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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8153) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2005
330 ml Bottle. LCBO Spring Release 2005. Golden yellow, small wispy white head. Fairly fruity and spicey aroma, and flavour is likewise. Alcohol was not noticeable. Meh. Boring and not really to my taste on this evening.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gilles13 (2) - FRANCE - AUG 22, 2005 does not count
bery surprised by this beer i’ve tasted in la gueuze at paris!fruity good with a meal!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (3860) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2007
Bottle at home. Light golden with a white head, nice lacings. Aroma light/moderate malty and hoppy. Flavor light/moderate sweet and bitter/acidic. Medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (12336) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Unclear yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, bready and yeasty. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 160512

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chudwick (2278) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2014
75cl bottle shared with the fam - yeasty and farmy. Super grassy. Leaves something to be desired. Sorry folks.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
argo0 (11814) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2004
(75cl, best by May 2004) Small off-white head atop a golden body hazed by yeast particulate. Aroma is herbal, honey, pear, some peat, light vinous. Taste is almost invisible, light malt, perfume, finishing with some peat. Watery light-medium body.

   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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ughsmash (7223) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2007
75 cl bottle, BB 4/25/07. Poured hazy deeper golden with a creamy cap of white head.. some tenuous lacing followed it down. The aroma had an unfortunate air of sour vinegary notes masking a lot more interesting and enjoyable character.. deeper down were some hay, peppery yeast, and bready notes along with a pinch of lemon (which could have been associated with the apparent infection). The flavor was again marred by sour vinegar and light fruity notes.. dry bready notes and tacky, spicy yeast notes settled into the background a bit.. a bit of white pepper and more vinegary sourness at the finish. Medium-bodied with higher carbonation and lots of sourness.. dry and dusty.. I’ll have to try this again sometime.

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