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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Poured a copper color with cloudy head not much lacing. Aroma was very musty some carmel in there. Flavor was much the same, nuttyness. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2008
Bottle, best by ’06. Pours with a study head with aromas of dusty closet ( mothballs?) and caramel. Flavor has some toast and hay. Intersting to say the least.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 13, 2008
DBD 3-22-07. Black tea colored with a frothy white head. Earthy, musty nose with sweet caramel. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Has a dry, grassy, swampy moldy musty taste at first, with a light caramel sweetness taking over as the beer warms. Not too bad. 112606

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (926) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Shared by DenverLogan at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop with wetherel, thanks for sharing! Slightly hazy blond with some initial rocky white head. Somewhat musty cellar aroma with pear and orange citrus notes with a noticeable yeasty undertone. Sweet fruity flavors are pretty straight up and to the point, with a lightly bitter finish and lots of carbonation. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Tasted at PP bottle shop. Bottle brought by Logan. Thanks! Light amber yellow color. Fluffy white head. A hint of sweet. Easy to drink. A hint of skunk. Green bottle I think.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eaglefan538 (2860) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Pours an amber to copper color, decent slightly off white colored head, spotty lacing. The aroma was caramel, musty, nuts. Flavor followed suit, caramel nuts, a tad sweet, but somewhat lager-like clean finish w/ some bittering hops (not a lot of flavor from them, earthy, a touch of grass). This thing came across a lot like an altbier, the first stored french beer that has done so? Decent stuff, mouthfeel full and a little sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2008
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with huge white head. Slight acidic, malty and spiced. Flavour is slight brett-ish, mild malty and nicely spiced. Ends light bitter and malty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
[Courtesy of yespr, session @ yespr] Hazy dark amber with huge of white head. Aroma is fruity with caramel. Flavor is sweet malty with fruit and caramel notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle. Hazy amber with tiny floaties. The aroma has a strange smokish mild woodish sweet aroma, Medium good creamy white head. Bit sweet toasty malty flavour with some yeast and some spice, slight sour touch. Thanks yespr.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours a light orange with a pretty, creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and lightly fruity. A little thin mouthfeel perhaps. Flavour is nice, lightly vinious and some malty sweetness. There are notes of tartness as well balncing nicely with the sweet graininess.


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