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

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RATINGS: 312   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
La Choulette Ambrée is the classic amber version of a French bières de gardes. It has a wonderfully spicy aroma and is fullflavored, but effervescent and refreshing.

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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shamelessjames (8) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
I really liked this beer. it’s head is very creamy but not so much that it deadens the aroma. It’s bright and a little sweet. If you like a heavily herbed nose or a traditional American hop this might not be the beer for you. The heavy banana on the nose and the caramel flavor makes it almost a dessert beer, but I wouldn’t go that far. If it were a little higher in alcohol it might have enough contrast. That said, I’m drinking it with strawberries and it’s quite complimentary (not in the glass). I think it plays well with lower acid fruit but might be too similar to cooked sugars, chocolates or caramel to be complimentary. A nutty cheese might also do the trick. I’ll also say that my bottle is about a year past the sell by date but I doubt it’s anywhere near the drink by date. Seems like some age might be helpful.


3.1
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2017
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak yeasty hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel yeasty finish.

3.9
Sissio (1644) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 8, 2017
bottle @ home clear dark amber chestnut, cream head caramel, belgian yeasts, passion fruit, black cherry juice, nut carbonation, monchery, black cherry liquor, dark chocolate, light caramel, walnut

3.9
Leini (2054) - SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2017
750ml bottle. Amber body with a medium white head. Aromas of caramel, spices, floral notes and some burnt sugar. Taste is more spicy and grainy, with the sweet notes more in the background. Some notes of fresh wood and basement. A bit too much alcohol presence in the flavor though imo. Lively carbonated.

3.4
beer_est_deus (1298) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2017
Klar, ganska mörkt bärnstens färgad, stort orange skum av stora bubblor som snabbt faller. Doft: Farmors vetelängd, jäst, alkohol, övermogna röda äpplen, lite belgo, bröstsocker, färskt avbruten gren. Smak: Som doft fast bättre och mer balanserad. Lite för mycket sötma och alkohol i doft och smak i mitt tycke.

3.6
Turtles (2652) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
750ml bottle from Systembolaget. A bit oily but clear amber, dense tanned head, some lacing. Malty and fruity taste, hints of booze, toffee, chocolate, died fruit and grass. Smooth mouthfeel some alcohol burn, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Bread malty taste, toffee, dried figs, hay, hints of spices and booze. Warming finish.

3.9
TEJA (3056) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget, Sweden. Nice fluffy beige head. Clear amber color with a nice sparkle. Fruity aroma from forest fruits with a nice spicy hoppines. Fruity ligering taste with tiny sweetness and a crisp body. Small bitterness and nice for a warm summerday.

3.7
cglans (233) - - JUN 4, 2017
75cl bottle. hazy dark copper color. medium to big white head. malt, grains, (dark) berries, floral notes, spices. medium bitterness with medium carbonation.

3
Hopverdju (1266) - BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2017
Amberkleurig bier met een dunne crèmekleurige schuimkraag. Geur: Moutzoetig, karamel, toffee. Smaak: Moutzoetig, karamel, noten, toffee. Weinig body, wat waterig. Medium koolzuurprikkel. Afdronk: licht zoet.

2.8
nutjes (939) - Heestert-Zwevegem, BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2017
Proefglas van 75cl-fles op proeverij Noord-Franse bieren van H.O.P. U: Helder amber-koper met een dunne gebroken witte schuimkraag. G: Karamel, kruidig en toffee.S: Zoet met een zeer licht bittertje. Karamel, koetjesreep en een beetje pruimen. M: Weinig body en medium carbonatie.

3
minutemat (5474) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
330ml bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Oct 16. Brought by Jeremy. Many thanks! One of those beers I assumed I had rated before, but havent. Pours a hazed amber, off-white head. Aroma is ripe dark berries, malts. Taste bears a curious sweetness alongside the soft caramel malts that I think I missed last time. This I think makes it a little too sweet and imbalanced for me.


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