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


on tap


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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2004
Brown colour w. nice head. Very malty, lightly spiced, pleasent mouthfeel, yummy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Pours a golden amber hue with a small white head. Aromas and flavors of spice, malt, and honey.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bfeldmann (1050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - AUG 2, 2005
Pours a hazy dark amber color. Aroma is creamy and sweet. Flavor is dominated by sweet malt flavors. Not bad..

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hapjydeuce (999) - Carlsbad, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
Red/brown with a good-sized white head. Sulphury, earthy nose with notes of caramel, strawberries, and prunes. Light flavor, musty, somewhat sweet, with some fruity (strawberry, cherry notes) overlaid by a musty bitterness.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Alcool on the nose, lively carbonation. nice malt taste withsome ops. Has a familiar friend kind of taste. It felt a bit harsh on my throat, and a bit too much alcohol i think.

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