La Choulette Ambrée | Brasserie La Choulette

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3.96/5
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97 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie La Choulette
France
lachoulette.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 08-03-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,179
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
97
pDev:
9.6%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BenBreeg
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Silke_Neryn
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

L:
-pours a clear amber with a medium to big,foamy,offwhite head
-medium to high carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,plums,banana,brown sugar,spicy
T:
-caramel,toffee,astringent,orange,spicy,plums
-no hop bitterniss
-very sweet
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
-alcohol noticeable
O:
Decent, but a bit too sweet for me

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Photo of Beginner2
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Extraordinarily hit the spot before and during a French meal. I will have to find this again and give it a review.

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Photo of hman43
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours a hazy amber color with a off white almost tannish head.

Smell: It has a rich, malty, aroma that features bread, dark fruits, toffee, and alcohol.

Taste:It has a malty rich taste of bread, toffee, a bit of roast, spices, and alcohol.

Feel: It has a heavy feel to it with a slightly sweet, the bitter aftertaste with alcohol warming.

Overall: It is a very malt rich beer. The malts dominate the aroma and flavor with a sweet, then bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of AlexFields
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivoire
3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Arthuros
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted at La Capsule in Lille.
Very sweet amber, with an almost metallic taste. Also quite sweet, and not very hoppy.
Almost cider-like by some respects.
Good as a dessert beer, don't drink with anything too strong though.

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Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Second beer of the day at Het Kasteelhof in Cassel, Northern France. Pours a amber colour with a slight tanned head. Aromas of caramel & flowers. Tastes of spicy caramel with hints of burnt sugar as well as apple fruitiness. The high alcohol content is slightly warming but not at all easy to drink.

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Photo of mactrail
3.4/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Handsome dark amber with an enthusiastic foam in the Ciney snifter. Woodsy and fruity aroma. Flavors of raisins and sugar cookies. A tart note along with the grainy taste. Strange and interesting though not my favorite in this style. It seems to be right in the Bière de Garde style, with the sweet mustiness.

Looking at the reviews, I wonder if people are drinking the same beer. Interesting how much variation this one has. Maybe it's more alive in the bottle, for better or worse. From the 750 ml bottle purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

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Photo of pat61
4.57/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

La Choulette Ambrée offers a rich bread, dried cherries, brandy, malt, woody aroma with no hops. It pours amber to brown with a slight haze and a persistent 2” white, persistent foam cap. The palate starts very smooth with rich malt sweetened lightly with caramel, hints of coffee or chocolate, traces of cardamom and includes a suspicion of bourbon in the aftertaste with traces of dried fruit – especially figs - in the middle. It has medium carbonation, medium low body, and a slight alcohol warming that is deceptive considering the beer’s strength.

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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of sixtyteeth
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Sspeer1
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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La Choulette Ambrée from Brasserie La Choulette
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 97 ratings