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


on tap

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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDIPSO (5133) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Dark tan color with a tinge of blood. Earthy caramel and alcohol aroma. Taller tan head. Light malt and nut sweetness Earthy cobwebs and mild alcohol finish. Light and airy on the palate. Alcohol a bit to present in this one to rate higher. Seems more like an amber malt liqour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5089) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2011
750 ml bottle Michael Jackson’s Rare Beer Club (November 2010), 1/2/11

Aroma: The nose has some earth, malts, spice, yeast, fruit, and bread
Appearance: It pours a mostly clear mahogany color with a thick, creamy, lasting beige head
Flavor: The taste is spice malts, yeast/bread, like brett notes, and a some light fruit notes
Palate: It is fairly palatable, on the lighter side body-wise, but not particularly thin, quite drinkable
Overall Impression: My first rating for the new year is also my first rating from La Choulette! This one was part of the first shipment I got from the Rare Beer Club after getting a subScription as a gift. First off, so far this seems to be a much better beer of the month club then the ones I’ve gotten in the past. It is going to get my trying some beers I wouldn’t necessarily run into in my local store. Second, I like this beer. It makes for a nice, flavorful biere de garde. Very solid stuff.
Happy rating in 2011!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnnyJ (5080) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2010
Got this 750 ml bottle for $6.50. Dated best before 20-3-09, tasted yesterday. Pours a deep slightly hazy amber, with creamy off-white head. Very rough and earthy.. lemon zest, hay, pear, leather, caramel malt, dirt, nuts, and light sweetness. I love the rough flavors and complexity, one of the better farmhouse style beers I have had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (5021) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Pours clear amber into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to look a little sickly. Tangy peach aromas. Dry dark caramel and pit fruit upfront. Lasting sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2008
Bottle@Home. Prune, raisin and wine-like aroma. Brown color, beige head, good lace. Light sweet, malty, well hopped, soft bitterness, raisin. Easy drinkable, flavorful, bit German character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (4961) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2009
Dark amber colour with medium white head.Aroma of apple and dry fruits slight tosted mouth feels with medium body.Has some note of toffee caramel and brown sugar overall a o.k beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (4959) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 29, 2011
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber red beer with nice huge head and good lacing. Nose is caramel like with peppery hops notes. Aroma is malty, sweet, fruity, wheat notes, fruit part is on agrumes and melon ! Very drinkable, not aggressive at all with 7° and not too sweet, some light diacetyl, very pleasant and balanced Biere de Noel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2009
Bottled. Aroma has caramel malts, grassy hops and some fruits. Clear, amber coloured beer with a lasting, off-white head. The taste was sweet, with a little bitterness. It has caramel, fruity malts and grassy hops, some sugar. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4901) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber. Thick head. Aroma is Biere de Garde cubed! Big caramel and hazelnut. Thick hazelnut, caramel and vanilla flavour with a lightly harsh candy finish. Intriguing Biere de Garde toffee candy effect. Take a bag home for Grandma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Pours unclear amber with a dense off-white head. Aroma is malt and light acidic. Flavour is sweet malt and light acidic notes.

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