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Choc Brewmasters Signature Michael Lalli Bière de Garde

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
Biere de Garde is a traditional artisanal farmehouse ale from the northern region of France. The name literally translates to beer which has been kept or lagered, typically brewed in the spring and Guarded for warm weather consumption. Our version is malt focused; bottle conditioned and in the Amber style. Please enjoy Brewmasters Signature Series beer #1.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (14659) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small head. Nose is oxidized, with cardboard, earthy notes and muddy yeast. Flavour isn’t quite as bad, but it’s certainly off, with loads of oxidation and cardboard. Can’t tell if this would’ve good when new. Drain pour as it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Malty and a bit of chalk. Very carbonated and clear caramel. Light raisin, dried fruit and a bit of caramel sweetness. A little past its prime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle. Huge pop but not a gusher. Hazy deep golden color, massive light tan ice cream cone head that settles quickly. Aroma of earthy brown bread dough. Taste is sweet raw malt, lightly spiced bread. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12189) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours clear amber with a large, frothy and rocky off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, light earthy hops and cellar notes. Flavor is sweet malt, light earthy hops and bitterness, cellar notes, dates and a sweet finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle from z and z. Pours a translucent amber with thin off white head. Aroma is crisp, fruit and malt. Taste of fruit and malts with a yeast hint

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
Hazy amber. Light carbonation. Slightly cidery in the flavor. Sweet but not thick. Good, but not really interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
P: Murky copper body with floating specks. Looks like a swamp bog. A bountiful display of dense cream colored pillow top head. Great retention leaving behind rocky cliff ledges and a smooth, melted icecream like, sea of beauty. S: Sweet prunes, toasted caramel malt, soapy grains, musty fabric covered furniture, wood rot and moss. Crystallized sugar and tannins. Aroma is really malt forward with subtle musty notes. T/M: Taste follows the nose and introduces cherry alcohol, grapes, and strong brewed tea. Medium creamy body with delicate carbonation. O: Super malted and nice sweet palate. I would like to age this and see where it goes. I would have liked to have more funk and musty notes but overall it a well done beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Cloudy orange-brown pour with plenty of white head. Aroma of light spice, yeast. Flavor is mildly yeasty, cider, spice. A pretty good showing for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (716) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
12oz to snifter. Medium copper colored with aggressive carbonation. Sweet malty flavor with yeast and bananas. A belgian appeal to it. Thanks okbeerfan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of OKBeerFan. Thanks! Big gusher here. Pour is hazy amber with a big cream-colored head and great lacing. Bready, tangy, lightly fruity, a hint of spice, somewhat grassy, and minerals in the aroma. Taste is vegtables, banana, some bubblegum, caramelly, bready, grassy, vanilla, and malty - hint of alcohol on the backend. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonatoon. Pretty weak Biere de Garde.

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