Les Bière Des Sans Culottes | Brasserie La Choulette

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Les Bière Des Sans CulottesLes Bière Des Sans Culottes

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Brasserie La Choulette

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 07-01-2002

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Reviews: 104 | Ratings: 138
Photo of marc77
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Golden blonde in hue, topped by a fluffy, thick rocky head. Brilliant clarity. Rough, frothy lace remains. Combination of a sweetly floral and chlorophyll - laden, fresh cut grass like hop nose is dominant in aroma. Undertones of yeast must and black licorice along with trace clove add, herbal rustic depth. Becomes progressively more peppery and phenolic as the volatile hop oils evaporate, but retains a purposeful, understated elegance. Softly spoken, yet enticing aromawise. Mellow, lightly perfumed, Blossom - esque honey sweetness upfront in flavor is quickly complemented by mild yeast and base pilsner malt derived breadiness. Subtle phenols emerge mid palate accompanied by light, pearish esters, only to be superceded by a firm, but judicious light caramel malt presence that serves to both extend malt sweetness and counteract the high apparant attenuation by contributing dextrins. Agreeably smooth, innocuous and soft in mouthfeel. Non descript, but well calculated hop bitterness offsets residual sweetness well and provides a cleansing dryness. Finishes mostly clean, with notes of sweet cracker and hints of lightly citric lemongrass. San Culottes is a dangerously delightful and soft brew. It's as light on the palate as a fine Helles but adds the subtle spice and fruit of a Belgian pale. A nearly quintessential Biere de Garde, that's only a hair shy in malt character. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Hazy looking straw color. A dense off-white head recedes to a collar and a few islands. The aroma is musty and fruity with a spattering of grapes. The fruitiness on the nose is very muted on the tongue. Instead, there is substantial must, a little leather, tinges of alcohol and some evidence of lime juice. This is a unique beverage. Some very slight sourness and tartness. A little bit of a dry finish. Body is light to medium and mouthfeel is effervescent. Nice little farmhouse ale. Very drinkable.

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Photo of nathi
2.28/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pale yellow with low head.
Little malt, huge rotten cabbage aroma, a light acidicness.
Fruity malt flavor is very low and very simple. Light tartness and very dry.
This beer just tastes off. Not pleasant. Out of 5 Bier de Gardes tasted oin the same night, this was the worst and had the lamest malt profile.

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Photo of ADR
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Upcharging and pretty clear deep yellow color, hazy and sparkly head. Sharp and winey aroma, with a sense of yeasty and woodsy mustiness. Flavor is full but not piquant, more like elements of malty sweetness and oak barrel flavor with some unfermented grape. Reasonably full-bodied, nice in the swallow with aftertaste of muskiness. Enough hops to make it balanced for style (I guess, this style is pretty new to me). Pretty enjoyable...

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Les Bière Des Sans Culottes from Brasserie La Choulette
4.02 out of 5 based on 138 ratings.
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