This is the first of three 40b40 beers I enjoyed during a long weekend in London. La Gauloise Ambree did not exactly jump up to be noticed, though.
From the Brasserie du Bocq, La Gauloise Ambree is smooth and hoppy. It also has a yeasty element, which turns to a kind of clay taste at point. The alcohol level, 5.5%, is just enough to warm you up, but it doesn’t overpower the overall taste.
Unfortunately, however, I didn’t find anything particularly distinctive about La Gauloise Ambree. The label is the most memorable thing about it.