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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2005
(750ml bottle) Pours a burgundy-brown body with a moderate white head. Aroma of heavy yeast, barnyard, musty, wood, and vinegar. Flavor of malt, yeast, and spices.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11101) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Le Noel
Date: 12/07/2004
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting

hazy dark amber, sweet malty aroma, bitter malt flavor, touch of spices, either too simple or too pallet fatigue

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10755) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast and spices. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, medium sweet, spices, fruit and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bhensonb (10696) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Voldby. Clear amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light caramel and light spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 241213

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light bitter flavor. Moderate light bitter finish. Oily palate.

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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10123) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2007
Very dark amber with a huge and nice head. The aroma is malty and sour with notes of rowan berries. The flavour is sweet with a grapefruit acidity, notes of candy sugar and rowan berries. IMO it’s not in balance. 1762


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