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La Gauloise Ambrée | Brasserie Du Bocq

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3.63/5
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40 Ratings
La Gauloise AmbréeLa Gauloise Ambrée
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Du Bocq
Belgium
bocq.be

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TheLongBeachBum on 04-22-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,466
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
40
pDev:
11.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Bujon
3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another one from the brasserie du Bocq brewery.
An unusual one this, no scent to speak of really, but taste and feel are pretty good. Definitely best served on the chilled side, and the foamy head sticks well. You can easily see yourself powering back a few of these without realising it, a very quaffable brew it is.

Certainly not one of the best, but it beats drinking mass produced lager, and similarly priced!

....update on this one.

Body is very hazy and full with a lovely copper colour, taste is slightly on the bitter side but smooth enough. Aftertaste is similarly bitter, but not harsh by any stretch.

I actually think some will adore this beer, certainly worth making your own mind up.

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Photo of Dzu
3.92/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antyk
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bmaggot
4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thisdrinkinglife
2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Review: 330 ml stubby bottle of La Gauloise Ambrée: ABV: 5.5%

A World Cup of beer silver award winner, coming in a cool looking 330ml bottle and bought in Lidl. Sure why not!

The oldest brand produced by the brewery, and its most successful beer, named after many Roman (Gaul) sites discovered in the area.

On pour, a dark orange looking colour appears, with a large foamy beige head that sticks around for ever, resulting in some decent lacing.

A bit of fizz

Nice reddish hues makes the beer look the part.

A nice beery smell on the nose , smelling citrus and fruity hops and a lot of malts, all well balanced. Nothing too complicated but was nice all the same

The taste was savoury, varied flavours, fruity, caramel, well balanced but very light and easy on the palate.

Smooth enough to drink, not bad, but there was a discount lack of strong flavours in this beer. I did pick up some, they are there but not enough to get the taste-buds going. A little disappointing in that regard. Light and easy to drink, not particularly hoppy or bitter or sweet.

Overall, I like this beer, its decent to drink, and goes down very smooth, but it would be nice to have a stronger edge to it with more discernible tastes. Ok, but not the best I have ever had

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.24/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie71
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of desint
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hdtrice
2.9/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rivoire
3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zet
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nice orange amber colour with a good head of foam that holds well and leaves a thin layer on the surface afterwards. Nice smell of cloves, malt, caramel and yeast. The cloves, malt and yeast continue in the mouth and gets some subtle sourness added in the back of the throat. Aftertaste is pleasantly bitter and spicy. Mouth feel is a bit watery though. Worth a try: something different than a lot of the Duvel-wannabes in this particular category.

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Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.9/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kamilgracki
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duffbeerchamp
3.79/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good beer.Very balanced.fresh. slightly hoppy in a good sense.best served cold.

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Photo of frontalot
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CigarInspector
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Latarnik
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of arthurspoor
3.37/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The first thing that I noticed on the bottle is the below avarage alcohol percentage. Usually I drink Belgian ale's that are stronger. However close to lager in that matter the taste is quite different.

I liked it. It had some nice dark ale characterestics with fresher notes as well. Good carbonation. A very mild but still interesting taste. Well ballanced.

I did not write this review on the day I drank it, so I didn't descripe everything in detail. Maybe I will do so later.

Nice one to try out!

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Photo of BJSmit
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of MaevaS
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dcmchew
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of FLima
3.96/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber copper color with a full four finger frothy off-white head with great retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of banana-peaches, mint and caramels.
Flavor of licorice, slightly toasted malts, floral and earthy hops, molasses, cloves, bubblegum, mint tea, apple juice and berries. Dry and spiced aftertaste with an elegant bitterness. The type that makes you beg for another sip.
Medium body with effervescent carbonation.
Pleasant brew, superbly balanced beer and not tiresome as some Belgians are.

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La Gauloise Ambrée from Brasserie Du Bocq
Beer rating: 3.63 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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