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Mill Street Ambre De La Chaudiere | Mill Street Brew Pub

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Brewed by:
Mill Street Brew Pub
Ontario, Canada

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by bryehn on 04-16-2012

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Molson2000
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Whatup14
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Deep veiled dark gold color with dense activity and lots of floating detritus. Slightly creamy beige 1 finger bubbling head, lasting around 2 minutes, with faint legs. Flavors of caramel, sweet grains and wheat, apples, pears, banana and belgian yeast, floral spices. Lots of ester fruity sweetness, thick grainy feel, with faint bitterness. Slick and smooth almost full body with soft carbonation. Strong finish, but well intensified, slightly vinous while not dry, lingering spicy fruits with a hint of peppercorn and clove, and leafy floral hops. I'd like it more carbonated and sharp, less oily and heavy. Lacks a little freshness, it's a bit dull. Though nice flavors, good complexity, and quite rich. Pleasant finish, but too much yeast in the mouth feel. Overall good quality craft.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a light hazy amber color ale with a nice off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cereal notes with light fruity ester is quite nice. Taste is a nice mix of cereal notes with some fruity ester with light residual sugar notes. Body is full with nice creamy notes and good level of carbonation. Really impressed with this beer with good drinkability and pretty much fit with the style guideline.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of bylerteck
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Yoozeo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of 4ster
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
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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Photo of MattPS
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
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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Photo of canucklehead
4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
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 -5.4%

Photo of bryehn
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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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Mill Street Ambre De La Chaudiere from Mill Street Brew Pub
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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