Mill Street Ambre de la Chaudière

Mill Street Ambre de la Chaudière

Rated 3.371 by BeerPals

Brewed by Mill Street Brewery

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Style:  Biere de Garde

7% Alcohol by Volume

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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! Only available in Ottawa.

ID: 47741 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 12 years ago

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Overall Rank6736
Overall Percentile87.4
Style Rank39 of 210
Style Percentile81.4
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.650
Weighted Score3.371
Standard Deviation0.000

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  • POOTZ 1565 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap at Imbibe - pours a nice cloudy honey gold in the galss with a one finger cap. Mild coebonation, Aeoma is musty swwet mats over some earthy hopping and Belgian yeast funk. Silky smmoth mouth feel, rich malty sweet flavour with enough hop balane to keep it from being a cloying drink.... mild complexity to thi mid palate as the yeast esters and phenols mingle with the malts and hop alphas....rich, long, wet finish with a light bittering at the end. A tad sweeter than the Bier de Guard I like but a real sessioner.

  • CYRENAICA 2418 reviews
    rated 3.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    341ml bottle
    7.0% ABV
    Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
    October 13, 2013
    This is an ugly looking beer. Looks like an unfiltered dark apple cider. It pours a very hazed golden-brown with no head. The aroma is yeast, apples (maybe the cider comment isn't off the mark) and some grains. I don't get any of the funk associated with Biere de Gardes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour has the funk I was missing in the aroma, with yeasty notes, and hints of apple.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.5 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    On tap at the Ottawa brewpub: Had a good size head. Barely any carbonation. Deep orange hues. No lacing. For flavour, tasting bananas, but more strongly I feel, mangos! Feels thick going down. Reminds me of a freshly poured glass of fruity type juice (like mangos. hmm). But with 7% abv. :) Only available at the Ottawa location!

  • CHOPZ 7202 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Got this one at the Ottawa brewpub in a 750ml brown bottle format. Pours a rich hazy golden-amber colour with a slight off-white creamy head that stays a long time and creates thick lacing all around. Mild spicy nose with Belgian yeast aromas that smooth out things with hints of bananas. Silky medium-thick mouthfeel that is kind of creamy. The taste is well-blended and mildly light with spices, pears, banana and nice cereal malts in the finish. Again, lots of Belgian yeast, so great beer, but seems more like a Belgian ale than a Bière de Garde from France.

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