Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
(Bottled)I wish I could find a 750ml of this ale . . When residing in France in 2008/09 i became familiar with nice frog-biere but not sampled this ; nose is pretty rich and caramel accented, earthy hops , dirt and a butteryness. Sip this and you think of French arrogance and French culinary skill.. Big powerful syrupy malts, caramel ,cereal, earthy hops, and lots of dancing booze. but any rawness is eaten by real skill shown here - to bring united vibes. Quality biere. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 18, 2012
A very decent beer with multiple levels of subtle flavors, going from fruit to wood, to vanilla, to musty attic. Light orangish brown ale, thick head and medium body. walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2015
(Kind of like a dubbel with less "Belgian" yeast character) Hazy copper. Smells like toffee, cereal, and a little metal. Just off-dry, low bitterness, a little sour at the end. Tastes like toffee, cereal, a tiny bit of licorice and grass. Medium body with lower carbonation and not much head. No ash character, no alcohol. Super smooth but very flavorful. Malt-forward with medium yeast character but not boring, too sweet, or unbalanced. Delicious. thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
75 cl bottle. Clear copper-coloured with a good ofwhite head. The nose promises raisins and caramel and just a hint of dusty cellar. Complex raisins and caramel flavours with dry cellar flavours appearing gradually making for a semi-dry finish. Rather light body for this strength as is characteristic for the style. Warming alcohol. A great biere de garde (that lives up to its style). tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
lotsa head, spicy and malt with some unknown flavour i cant quite figure out. slightly tart, love ambree’s
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Sweet malt . Some sweet fruity notes. Reddish brown color with nice thick head. Nice, almost nutty malt flavor. There are hints of "funk" that compliment the malt flavor but are not overpowering. Some spicy almost peppery notes as well. Pleasant aftertaste of sweet malt. No hints of the 8% alcohol in the aroma, flavor, or aftertaste. Nice enjoyable beer that is very drinkable. MacBoost (1898) - Victor, New York, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bottle from Beers of the World. Pours amber, with TONS of floaties. Huge off white head that lasts and lasts. The nose has caramel, toffee, wheat. Impressive looking beer. Taste is sweet - sugar, caramel, and heavy malts. Hops are noticeably lacking. My first beer from La Choulette, and I am impressed. World class Biere de Garde. TheCametron (2480) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with a handsome white head. Lots of deep malt aroma similarly malty flavour. There’s a yeast bound spiciness. Reminiscent of a belgian blonde but without the esthers. Comparable to a doppelbock but less of a toffee edge. Bags of caramel. Very flavoursome indeed. BlackHaddock (7329) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2012
May 2008: 75cl Green cork and caged bottle, poured into two Corsendonk stemmed tulip shaped glasses.
The pour was in one almost smooth action, but the second glass ended up with a few pieces of sediment. Otherwise the beer was a lovely amber, a little lighter than a typical Belgian Amber beer but with the same good biege foaming head. The beer was opened 4 months after the Best Before Date.
The aroma was like a fairly sweet malty biscuit straight out of the oven.
Good flavours throughout, this is a well balanced beer and I really enjoyed it. The 8% doesn’t knock your socks off, but you know it’s there.
The French beer scene is a lot better than most poeple realise, this is a good example of what they are missing.
Erasmus_ro (2945) - Alabama, USA - AUG 17, 2013
75cl bottle. Pours a dark coppery brown with a medium, beige head. Aroma is earthy and malty. A lot of breadiness, a dab of dark fruits, prunes and plums. Somewhat herbal. Taste is semisweet, earthy with a lot of dark malts and breadiness. Dark bread and dark fruits. Prune, apple on the finish. Nettles and black currant on the aftertaste. Spiciness. Soft, smooth and medium. Not much in the way of carbonation. Could be a bit fuller. Finally a French Bière de Garde that has a good character of its own.