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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalhead (643) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2005
For an x-mas beer this was a bit of a disappointment. BB date just 2 mos away. Poured a beautiful deep amber with decent tho not frothy head. Aroma was very subdued,mild malt sweetness and not much more. The beer went down very easy and had a slightly velvety mouthfeel,however I found it pretty one dimensional and lacking of anything that stood out. Enjoyable? Yes. Top notch? nope,sorry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2013
A lovely winter treat tried from a 750ml bottle at a winter beer tasting. Pours a clear brown with frothy off white head. Notes of pepper, spice and dark fruits and candied malt.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Clear amber color with a creamy pillowy head. Aroma of yeast, fruit and spice. Flavor of honey and bread but a slight metallic taste in the front. Dry, clean finish. Quite enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Dark amber orange, big head and thick lacing. Light spicy hop aroma. Perfectly balanced, caramel malts, typical mineral water flavor, spice. Soft yet rich, thicker than average biere de garde. Excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2005
Deep amber brown with a thick tan head. Mettallic roasted malt with some molasses and woodiness. Rich in the mouth with a sweetness that creeps across the tongue. Molassses, burnt carmel, some fruit and eathy marzipan. Not bad winter treat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2004
Malty aroma - chocolate and biscuit - with dried fruits. Flavor has an even balance. Dry, slightly astringent (grapeskins) finish, mild warming.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
michcam8 (492) - Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2013
From a corked 750ml bottle. Pours a cloudy light brown haze, with a foamy white head. Aroma was not there so much. Picked up some toasted bread and alcohol. Taste was slightly better with some sweetness coming thru. Not much flavor on this beer. Would not purchase again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badhack (492) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 3, 2015
From Toronado. Poured into tulips. Epic floaties, not much head. I think bartender shook this a bit. Strong yeast flavor, tomato and a little vegetable, spicy, some malt, a little tangy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagobears (448) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Pours a translucent tan-copper with many small bubbles. Biscuit and bread in the nose. Honey, butterscotch, caramel and cinnamon in the flavor. The butterscotch is what makes this so good. Sparkling and crisp palate. Easy drinking and a fabulous taste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bewyder (380) - FRANCE - JAN 8, 2016
Ambrée cuivrée, assez ronde, maltée douce et légèrement épicée, une Noël bien équilibrée, même si peu singulière. Bouteille 33cl achetée chez BIEREStube, Paris, France, bue le 20/12/2015.


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