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Mill Street Ambre De La Chaudiere - Mill Street Brew Pub

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 12
Avg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bryehn on 04-16-2012

This is a northern French style of farmhouse ale traditionally made in the winter months and then laid-down in a cellar (thus the “Biere De Garde” appellation) for drinking throughout the year. Ours is a traditional amber beauty presented unfiltered 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 Chaudiere Falls beside our brewery, this beer pays homage to a time gone by when honest craftsmanship and simplicity were truly valued. Sante!
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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 12
Reviews by joemcgrath27:
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4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - clear copper with one finger of head that retained a thin covering
S - very Belgian in terms of banana, clove, light citrus, some toastiness and vanilla
T - very much like the nose, reminds me of a banana cream pie with a spice note, finishes with mild crisp leafy hops and grainy malt
M - light body with medium carbonation, smooth and finishing with a mix of bready fullness balanced by some dryness
O - can't recall having tried this specific style, but this is purposely flavourful, you would never pinpoint the stronger alcohol, and it is easy drinking, a pleasant surprise from the random inclusion in the Mill St. mixer

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3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at The Rhino festival, enjoyed with Chris. This was the Ottawa brewpub beer, very fresh and after attempts to control the foam, I was served up a significantly spicy biere the garde. Cloudy, with above average mouthfeel. Almost a bit too spicy, but hits the spot I just could not finish a pint.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bryehn
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 750 mL snap top bottle filled at the brewpub. Served at 7C in a Mill Street branded tulip.

Pours a hazy, rusty orange colour with amber tinges and a moderate tan coloured head that gets retained as a string-like collar and leaves some spotty lace behind.

Smells of wheat, grains, yeast, banana and bubble gum, with a subtle hint of alcohol.

Deep taste of biscuit-like grains with a toasted, earthy character. Sweet strawberry and banana accents and an assertive boozy bite.

Full-bodied with a low carbonation level. Yeast provides a pop on the tongue before a bready character takes over. Nice and dry in the finish and the aftertaste has a honey-like flavour and syrupy quality.

Great, satisfying effort and my favourite of the locally-brewed products Mill Street Brew Pub Ottawa offers. Pairs well with spicy foods, sharp cheeses and light fish dishes.

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cool addition to the Spring 2012 mix pack from Mill St. This is a unfiltered beer that pours slightly hazy in the glass. The nose is much like a hefe with bubblegum and citrus but anchored with a yeasty malty base. The beer is a full mouthfeel with the hefe notes being tempered by a slightly sour farmhouse flavour. It is a nice Biere de Garde that almost demands to be sold in a bomber as a stand alone seasonal.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Mill Street Ambre De La Chaudiere from Mill Street Brew Pub
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