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La Tour d’Ostrevant

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74
style
Brewed by La Choulette
Style: Bière de Garde
Hordain, France
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Commissioned bière de garde on 75 cl bottle with cork. Cream white, moussy, sticky head, warm yellowish blonde colour with fierce sparkling. Aroma of kiwi, green apple, freshly grated ginger, white grapes, honey, celery, sour cream, orange and hay. Fresh citrussy onset with sharp, mineral-like carbonation, sweetish malts, bit honeyish, light mouthfeel, dry powdery yeastiness, bit sourish, retronasal fruitiness, sweetish taste lingers but is countered by a late subtle hop bitterness and somewhat astringent, badly hidden alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DJoer (774) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
75cl bottle 8.5%, amber copper golden colour medium white head, honey malts caramel smell, creamy medium to high carbonation low to medium bitter caramel toffee taste refreshing

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (9646) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 1, 2013
330ml bottle (HBF2013, Friday)
Sweetish aroma, some vegetal hints. Fuck, in the mouth this is just vegetables everywhere. Rich malty body, but mashy and too damn vegetal.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen1 (2791) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2013
Fra flaske hos Ole Anders, des-12: Lys gylden, nesten uten skum - bare en tynn hinne. Aroma av honning? En deilig rustikk biere de garde med middels munnfylde. Vitamininnholdet gir helhetsinntrykket et ekstra puff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5686) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 23, 2012
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours pale straw colored with no head at all. Aroma is fruity citric, light metallic. Taste is smooth fruity, citric, light alcohol burn. Medium bodied

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (5087) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
750mL bottle at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. Thanks Gene! We thought we ordered La Choulette de Noel, but it came without a label so it was all Russian roulette here. Poured a clear light-orange/yellow color with a touch of a creamy white head, carbonation. Aroma was some peppery notes, with some funky character. Sparkling, highly carbonated - pretty sure infected - but enjoyable, fun to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (13485) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Last bottle at ChurchKey, courtesy of me. Almost a gusher. Cloudy straw color, massive white head. Aroma of dusty hay. Taste is hi carbonation earthy straw.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5212) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 22, 2012
750ml bottle at Churchkey. Big pop when the cork comes off. Pours a clear orange with some lacing, creamy head. Big, fruity nose, spice, clove, hints of brett. Not funky, but a little grassy. Flavor is sweet, malty, spicy, grass, tropical fruit, caramel, clove, some ginger, white pepper. Full bodied, sticky finish. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8755) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
750mL c&c at ChurchKey thanks to Travlr. We ordered La Choulette de Noel, but that beer comes in a French cider green glass, smooth neck 750mL and is amber. Ours was clear blond, Brett infected, quite old, and had no label, but was in the brown US style bulbed neck bottle shown. It was with the La Choulette bottles I presume so I’m entering my rating here.

GUSHER- huge cork pop. Overcarbonated pour. White head on clear golden. Nose is Brett, muted funk, cedar, fresh orange, quite hoppy. Taste is minerally, spicy, hoppy. Infected, drained mouthfeel. Interesting. Not bad. And certainly not what was intended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5328) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2012
750 ml bottle from Vinoble / Voldby Købmandsgård, shared at local tasting. Pale golden colour, moderate white head. Fairly strong fruity and mildly spicy aroma. Fairly refreshing flavour for its strength, medium sweet, spicy with a hint of honey..


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