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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, caramel), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of apple/pear, peach, vinegar, and alcohol. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hellomynameis (874) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2006
750 ml bottle pored a clear brown with a lasting amber head. Aromas of roasted malt, carmel and a hint of spices. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of carmel, toffee, a bit of roastiness and some earthiness with a smooth lingering finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29022) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2006
Dark and hazy amber colour. Malty and nutty with hints of spices but somewhat boring...

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Dark mahogany, almost brown. Light, fluffy head and some lacing. Aroma is full of sweet malts. Brown sugar and dark fruit, like prunes. A little heat with a hint of bitter hops and some citrus. The flavor is comprised of bitter chocolate and cherries. Almost like a Queen Anne cherry, but nowhere near as sweet. I guess that makes it nothing like it at all. Shrug. Plenty of malts there. The palate is rather lackluster. Thin and watery, no weight behind it. The finish is dusty and dry of caramel malts and fruit.

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   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Pours a transparent reddish amber with a large white head and lots of lacing. Aroma of malt, yeast, spices and caramel. Flavors of malt, spices, fruits, nuts and caramel. This beer has a slight mustyness as well. I was not impressed with this one, especially at $15 a pop.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
charlotte (4080) - 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.


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