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

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 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 (5188) - 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 (2182) - Lewes, 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 (5187) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (4004) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Pour is a copper with a large white head. Aroma is caramel with some chocolate and some dark fruit. Flavor is nutty with rosted malt and some mustyness. Some bready malts are left on the tounge after the swallow. Not you typical BDG but i thought it was quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2008
Reminds me a lot of a tripel. Smells and tastes of fermented apple cider and skunky yeast. ajm was spot on with his comment about weed, but that almond milk noise is just pretentious.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1072) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
Bottle from nbutler11 which he disliked compared to me. Aroma that is flowery and floury. Flavor is nicely balanced and sweeter than I would expect. Not as earthy as, say, the Southampton Garde. Brown apple, yeast, funk, weed, almond milk.


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