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

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1905) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle from Binny’s in Chi town copper color some foam not a ton. nose is sweet and malty, kinda spicy i guess it could have a Christmas spice nose flavor is sweet again caramel or brown sugarish, boozy and spices are more upfront then in the nose

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 15, 2009
Bottle. Caramel colored beer with a light tan head. Caramel and light yeast aroma. Caramel and light yeast/light spice flavor with light candied fruit. Medium bodied. Caramel and light candied fruit lingers with light spice and light yeast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4620) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has caramel malts, grassy hops and some fruits. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste was sweet, with a little bitterness. It has caramel, fruity malts and grassy hops, some sugar. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2009
Bottle. Pour was brown/ruby. Aroma was lightly toasted malt with light caramel and some light cherry notes. Flavor was well blended with some slight must and hay in the back. Good brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours medium brown with reddish tiny. Malty flavors, caramel and toffee. Definite spice, even if hard to distinguish what they are. Bottle seemed past it’s prime. Smelled moldy and musty at first, but better as it warmed. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (4328) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Dark amber colour with medium white head.Aroma of apple and dry fruits slight tosted mouth feels with medium body.Has some note of toffee caramel and brown sugar overall a o.k beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Brewed in France....... Pours a amber color with a off white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, and figs. Taste of caramel popcorn, sweet malts and nutmeg. The mouthfeel is sticky sweet and easy to drink. I was expecting more form this brew but overall it is well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2009
750ml bottle shared by BeerGestapo, thanks Mike. Poured with a dark amber body topped by a lasting large khaki head. It both smelled and tasted like Cracker Jacks, that it to say caramel and roasted nuts. Semi-sweet but not sticky or cloying.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2009
750ml bottle. Poured a nice golden dark copper color, some carbonation, tiny fizzy off white head. The nose is malty, slight yeast, figs, raisins, plums, and some caramel. The taste is sweet, malty yeasty, with some dark fruits thrown in, and caramel. Medium body. Very easy drinking brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2009
Aged bottle (best before 1993?) at Den Stillen Genieter. Red colour, lots of sediment, small tan head. Cellar and fruit aroma. Dry, dusty flavours with port and fruit in the background. Body has become lighter with the years. A classic that ages well.


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