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

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Stronger, fuller flavored version of the classic bière de garde. The New York Times (your Paper of Record) just anointed this beer the ultimate bière de garde, and rightly so. It’s a rich, rare treat from one of France’s old guard craft breweries. Be there or be square.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Light brown to ruby in color with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts,fruit and spice.Flavor is of caramel and biscuits.Finishes slightly to the sweet.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Best before April 16, 2005. Drank on March 14, 2004. Clear ruby color with a thin tan head. Deep caramel maltiness, with some bread character. Smooth full mouthfeel, starts and ends very slightly sweet. Ends rich and delicious.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Clear reddish appearance, decent heda formation, decent carbonation. Toffee apple aroma, woody, moderately spiced, some nustiness. Malty and spicy palate, sweet caramel and plums with alcohol noticeable. Sourness almost cheesey in the second half with a spicy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Clear and copperish with a fizzy head. Nose was filled with dirty feet, must and earth. Light, very effervescent and champagne-like mouthfeel. Sweet caramel malts ... a little too sweet, actually. Had a nice little funk to it, with a sour finish. Only a mild bitterness to boot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Cherry hued straw beneath a thin, off-white. Tons of light malt with a bit of subtle spice. Oranges, toffee, cinnamon, lemon zest, white pepper and some oily nuts. Light, crisp and refreshing body with a clean finish. The flavor is pleasant and not overbearing, as I feared this holiday beer might do. The subtleness is key to a nice Biere de Garde and I'm glad this didn't disappointed. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2004
750 ml bottle [corked and caged]: Deep garnet with a fluffy white head. Wonderful green apples and ripe pears sing out of the glass. Airy malt and tasty yeast. Buttery rum flavours along with luscious fruit, light herbal spices and more yeast. Not as “winey” as some other Bière de Gardes I have had, which I really like. This is a full flavoured: cocoa, figs, raisins, honey, simply elegant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianGirl (89) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Apple cider smell noted. The beer tasted like the small of evergreen trees. Very carbonated beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Malty aroma - chocolate and biscuit - with dried fruits. Flavor has an even balance. Dry, slightly astringent (grapeskins) finish, mild warming.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pours a deep orange/ruby/amber. Light tannish head. Sweet, malty, spice nose. Sweet, plummy, spice, vanilla, dusty, light caramel, ripe fruit, chocolate, cinnamon, yeast, bretty, funky, bitter, herbal finish. Medium bodied, very well rounded, not overly spiced, very drinkable. I wish this was available all year.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2004
Brown colour w. nice head. Very malty, lightly spiced, pleasent mouthfeel, yummy.


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