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Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Fruit Beer/Radler
Hordain, France
Serve in Flute, Shaker

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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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La Choulette, in the beer-loving north of France, is a small, charming farmhouse brewery that dates back to 1885. La Choulette's bierre de garde now stand among the greatest beers in the world.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 Fruity raspberry aroma. Faint malt sweetness, but the raspberry aroma is what is dominant. Nice pink head and deep ruby color. Very fruit forward flavor. The raspberry is nicely done. While it is on the sweet side, it is neither overly sweet, nor too tart. Lingering raspberry flavor. Very nice mouth feel, kind of creamy. All in all this is a very nice fruit beer. Not a sour lambic, and not a watery raspberry beer sitting on top of an American Wheat style. Very satisfying.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2001
Phenomenal fruit beer. First, the raspberry flavour is so natural, so real - not like the cloyish extract many American brewers use. And the base is a blond biere de garde, and the firmness of malt flavour really backs up the fruit. This might be my all-time number one dessert beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 15, 2003
Yes, this cork nearly did kill me!!! One little push with the thumb sent it EXPLODING out. Amber, with a touch of ruby, color with a diminishing fluffy pink head. Joss nails it with raspberry yogurt aroma. Quite like raspberry soda to start, then a nice light malt spine. Acidity just enough to wipe out the sweetness. Borders on being to sweet and soda like, but the finish is so nice, that it helps you forget you are drinking a "fruity brew". If the finish was not there, this would be another "berry weiss" type brew. This would be an ideal picnic brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCopperfields (145) - Alabama, USA - JUN 1, 2004
Pink, cotton candy malt froth atop a murky, cloudy, pink lemonade colored funky brew. Strong carbonation, full bodied. This has a touch of barnyard, a heft of tartness that battles the rasberry sweetness mightily. Excellent and drinkable rendition of what I normally would perceive to be a rasberry like lambic such as Lindemans, but much better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Pours a deep red, with a moderate light reddish head, pleasant raspberry aroma, with notes of oak. flavor is that of sweet raspberries, but far more subtle and elegant than most other beers i have had, also noted subtle hints of chocolate after the initial raspberry flavor melts away. Very enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomthompson89 (1904) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2006
favourite fruit beer on the market. has definate rasberry on the nose, looks beautiful. has what a rasberry beer should have TART, not syropy sweet, some carbonation some malt but definate rasberry. good job

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoser (368) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2007
A fruit BiŤre de Garde opening this bottle was like smelling fresh raspberries and this beer was cloying as some fruit beers tend to be. Page 271 of Michael Jacksonís Great Beer Guide and only 343 of his 500 Classic Brews to go.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob_w (327) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2013
huge, sweet fruity flavor, almost candy-like. a touch of oxidation (old bottle). gorgeous red hued, cherry cola color, with a modest head. fruit and yeast esters prevail. soft malt flavor mixing with sweet/tart fruit flavor -- cherry/raspberry. the flavors compliment, though in the end the fruit leaves itís lasting trace of flavor. utterly under rated brewery, fantastic beer. reading some of the super low ratings, iím thinking, if those folks bit into a handful of organic raspberries at the farmers market, theyíd remark, "too much raspberry flavor!" if you get anything but a clear pour, itís because you didnít decant correctly.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Beautiful reddish color with no head (but there's a good amount of the fluffy stuff in the bottle). Nice full raspberry aroma which continues into the sip and becomes even fuller. Very tasty and refreshing!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ectuohy27 (620) - ESTONIA - JUN 24, 2012
Amazing--a bit more "rounded" berry-like sweetness in the aroma and beginning, with the finish and aftertaste adding the necessary lambic sour counterpunch. Mmm...


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