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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3159) - 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) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - 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 (1063) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2008
Bottle at TFD - Pours a beautiful copper with a slight off white head...aroma is spicy, dried fruit, apples and fig...flavour is cider-esque, light but yeasty...fun to try...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4291) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours clear amber into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to look a little sickly. Tangy peach aromas. Dry dark caramel and pit fruit upfront. Lasting sweet malt finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle from Johns Marketplace in Portland, OR. BB date not decipherable. Nice copperish amber color with a minimal beige head. Aroma is caramel malt with some nut. Medium body with moderately frothy carbonation. Flavor is lightly roasted caramel, nuts, pale stone fruits, and spice, perhaps nutmeg. Finish is nearly astringent. Tasty beer. Well worth the $7.99.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours a transparent reddish amber with a large white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of malt, yeast, spices and caramel. Flavors of malt, spices, fruits, nuts and caramel. This beer has a slight mustyness as well. I was not impressed with this one, especially at $15 a pop.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2008
Bottled. A dark amber coloured beer with a whitish head and lacing. The aroma is thick and gluey. Some brown bread and heavy malts. A really really chewy mouthfeel. Malty and bready. Quite sweet. Not sure why this is called a Christmas beer. Overridingly chewy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 16, 2008
75cl bottle. Birthday gift from MissDolle. Pours beautiful hazy amber with a orange hew. On top is a creamy white foam & lacings. Aroma is matured malty with vinous, yeasty & spicy notes. Smooth & filling body. ¨The taste is a bit sour/acidic & spicy. Reminds me a lot of fantome. Dry end...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2008
Hazy orange, amber colour with a white head. Malty, spicy aroma with a light acidic note. Malty, sweet flavor with a balanced spicy note and again this light acidic hint.


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