Bière de Garde

A traditional classification for the farmhouse ales of France and their sometimes-untraditional new-world counterparts. Bière de Garde is today generally a warm fermented strong pale ale - sometimes blonde, sometimes amber, and has much in common with Belgium ales. Medium bodied with hints of caramel or toffee. Cellared smell and flavor are characteristics. The name means "beer for keeping".

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Top Beers of the Style
Hill Farmstead Biere de Norma (4.019841)
Jolly Pumpkin Bière de Mars (3.81305)
Leelanau Good Harbor Golden (3.762037)
La Bavaisienne Ambrée (3.74748)
Southampton Biere de Garde (French Country Christmas Ale) (3.619637)