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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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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (34222) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium yellow orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, caramel, spicy, dusty malt, vegetables. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a long duration, sweet malt, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131229]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29081) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2006
A hazy amber beer with a thin light orange head. The aroma is malty with notes of wood, while the flavor is sweet malty with notes of over ripe fruits and wood. Somewhat boring.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Ruby-red or perhaps rather mahogany? Slightly hazy. Very full-bodied, lots of malts and a caramel-like sweetness. Has a somewhat vinous touch - sherry? Fine - albeit discreet - bitterness to give balance. Typical rusic biere de garde-character. A true Christmas beer. 230405

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20508) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2006
Bottle. Hazy amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and spices. Sweet flavour of malts, caramel and spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20217) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2010
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber colour, mediumsized creamy beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some bready notes as well as herbal and rather earthy notes as well. Flavour is caramel, earth, herbs and some mild fudgelike notes. Mild spicyness as well.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, malt and hops. Sweet finish.

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...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2006
75cl bottle from Auchan, Calais. Clear mid ruby colour with lasting beige head. The rich dark fruits are slightly sour on the aroma, along with a bit of choc. Plums and cherries also. Moderate fullness in mouth supported by some great syrupy fruit which never gets too much. Fruit is quite intense. Not too much boiled sweet which some of these beers suffer from. Finish has a bit of dryness almost a bit of powder. Fruit is prettygood. Syrupy but great. And a bit of spice, nutmeg/cinnamon.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (12333) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2007
Bottled 0.75l (BB 06/2008)
Copper brown, small white head. Malty, grassy nose. Caramelly, grassy hoppy and sweetish. Not very Christmasy. Like a combination of typical bière de garde and a bock.


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