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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Winter   ABV: -
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The French are not known for their area along the northern border with Belgium has a rich brewing tradition. One of the traditional farmhouse beers in this region, Biere de Garde, (meaning stored or aged beer) is a light colored but full-bodied rich sustaining beer. Brewed with continental hops and pilsner malt, our version is very thirst quenching and drinkable yet has a complex and interesting flavor profile. O.G. 1071 I.B.U. 32


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KDorgan12 (169) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Bottle Conditioned-Memphis. Not the beer I thought I was going to get. I believe they even lowered the OG on the current recipe. Seems like to normal house ale yeast was used. Passed for a solid brown ale...

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2007
On draft at the Memphis location. Deep amber body with a thin white head. Aroma is of freshly baked cookies made from spent grains (dogs love ’em). Sweet malty taste with just enough bitterness to keep it from being cloying. Loads of licorice and other less distinct spices. Dangerously drinkable. This is different than all the other Boscos’ brews I have had. Really world class in my opinion. Kudos.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2007
On tap in Memphis. Some spicy yeast, bubblegum notes. Perhaps a touch of ginger and a sweet mildly malty body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1467) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - FEB 24, 2007
On Tap in Memphis. Yeasty aroma is pretty muted. Bubblegum flavor with once again the yeast being the thing for this. A bit overcarbonated and sharp for the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
arjoseph (639) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Draft in Nashville. First cut description: dry grains with strong notes of dehydrated apricot and a sublte touch of noble and fruity hops, somewhat in the center but much more in the finish, which is nicely dry. More in-depth analysis: looks average (no head really, just a halo around the outside; hazy dark orange in the glass). Smell is weak but bright, with orange, faint grapefruit, yeast, and a bit of cracker. The taste starts faint, with bright fruit on a soft fizzy body that feels thin. The finish is where it’s at with this beer, starting with the dehydrated apricot; then, a surge of hops that’s dirty/dusty/dry takes the stage; thirty seconds in, the hops fade to reveal the apricot again. As it warms, the hops get tangy and metallic-sharp, which detracts. The malts only come out as the carbonation dies and the beer warms, and you still have to focus to find them; they are grainy sugars, DME, and white country-bread toast. Tasty, but it doesn’t demand to be drunk, and could use more body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 12, 2006
On draft at Nashville. To be honest, I am not much of an expert on this style. Pours hazy golden amber with an off white head. Faint yeasty and fruity aroma. I agree with Springslicker, flavor reminds me more a Saison. Some mild earthy funkiness. Finish had some flavored fruit tea notes. Extra points for being hard to classify.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2006
This beer was on tap at Boscos, Squared. The color was a deep golden, with sweet, and hoppy aromas. The flavor was slightly hoppy, though the bitterness left it rather unexciting. Halfway through the beer, I developed a huge Pez flavor in my mouth. Intrigued, i took another sip hoping this beer was in fact liquid Pez. To no avail, it was a one-time thing. Alas, maybe next time. Overall this beer was not overly exciting and I will probably save my money and buy something different at Bosco’s next time.


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