Brewed by Mill St. Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Bière de Garde
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This is a Northern French style of farmhouse ale traditionally made in the winter months and then laid-down in a cellar (thus the "Bière de Garde" appellation) for drinking throughout the year. Ours is a traditional amber beauty presented unfiltred with the yeast still in it to add to the slightly fruity/spicy aroma and creaminess of palate. Brewed with a blend of North American and European malt and hops, Ambre de la Chaudiere is a true reflection of our Canadian immigrant culture. Named after the famous Chaudière Falls beside our Brewery, this beer pays homage to a time gone by when honest craftmanship and simplicity were truly valued. Sante!

Phatman's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Phatman (176) - Ottawa, Ontario, - OCT 11, 2012
From bottle. Pours a murky amber color, soft head on top. Sweet malty aroma some breadyness. Flavor is initially sweet before leading to light hops and sold malt backbone. A little to carbonated for a style that should rely on natural carbonation from the yeast. Nice easy introduction to the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (901) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2016
Visual: (seasonal sampler 6-pack). Pours clear copper brown with no significant head, super thin ringed retention, some steady singular streams. Nose: softly sweet malted barley, light oak (lvl-3)-pungency Attack: crisp-malty, smooth soft CO2 entry Mid-palate: honeyed (lvl-5-)-sweetness, medium thick toffee barley malt, brown sugar, woody, chamomile floralness Finish: clean toasted sweet barley malt. Summary: Good transitions and all around clean flavours, although somewhat too straightforward. It could use a bit more complexity and palate textures.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Franckg (891) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
En fût au Brouepub d’Ottawa en septembre 2014. Arômes floraux. Le malt sucré se démarque et s’agence bien avec l’alcool qui apporte un côté épicé. Ma meilleure de la palette de dégustation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rarbring (2105) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Overall: High carbonation, apricots, alcohol.
Note: On-tap at Mill St. Brew Pub. Reviewed 2015-04-29.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3990) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Une visite au brewpub d’Ottawa. Un liquide de couleur ambrée. Un nez de caramel, d’épices et de levure belges marqué par une touche de vernis à ongles. La bouche est dans le même registre avec des notes de phenols et caramel. Une fois avalé le liquide émane des vapeurs de vernis et solvant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmacklin (653) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
355 ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber colour with a quickly fading, medium sized, off white head. Aroma is fruity, spicy and some yeast. Flavour is sweet, ripe fruit, caramel, spice and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AleRider78 (454) - - FEB 17, 2014
"On tap at the Ottawa brewpub: Had a good size head. Barely any carbonation. Deep orange hues. No lacing. For flavour, tasting bananas, but more strongly I feel, mangos! Feels thick going down. Reminds me of a freshly poured glass of fruity type juice (like mangos. hmm). But with 7% abv. :) Only available at the Ottawa location!"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1539) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2013
On tap at the Ottawa brewpub. Hazy blonde pour. Yeasty and bubble gum nose. Flavor has bubble gum esters, slight red apple, yeast. Wheaty, frothy mouthfeel. More of a messy wheat saison to me, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8824) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife over homemade fried rice. Deep brassy golden colour, short-lived white head that recedes to a faint ring. Aroma is sweet and very estery (bubblegum, cherries), a little spicy too. Sweet malty palate, bubblegum, ripe fruits, light spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy orange/brown with lots of foamy white head. Smell is citrus, bread, and caramel. Palate is medium bodied with average carbonation. Taste is sweet at first then gets slightly bitter and the shifts between the two and mingles. Very nice and surprisingly good beer from mill street.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Narnad (1517) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Pours a slightly hazed orange with a modest amount of carbonation and topped with white head that quickly falls. Aroma has a mild amount of apple/pear/grape fruitiness with some light malt and hops late in the nose. Flavor is fantastic with strong apple and grape notes followed by some light spicy hops, light sweet grainy and a touch of alcohol hotness at the very end. Body is modest with a slight oily feeling to it. Overall a very tasty brew once it warms up a slightly less than room temp.

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