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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Spring   ABV: -
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
Thanks to a generous trader for sending this my way. Served in a wine glass with some rustic French-inspired soup courtesy of Jared. Pours a very light copper color. It initially has a white head, but can’t hold it at all. There is very, very little lacing. Even a goo, heavy swirl won’t bring the head back. The nose has some subtle light malt and a bit of faint earthiness. There is a small quantity of dry caramel in there as well. The taste has some light earth and slight hop dryness along with some bread. Pretty basic, but okay. Light body with moderate carbonation. Drinks fairly well; this was enjoyable, though not terribly memorable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-09-2011

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
A: poured into a snifter. It pours a beautiful amber color which leans more towards the red side. Good head retention and a decent amount of lacing. S: A mix of sweet and sour. some sauerkraut, as well as some sweet breakfast malts. A hint of fruit and spices. T: slight cabbage flavor. Very sweet malts. Very interesting biere de garde. Caramel and kind of fruity. A little too sweet for the style. M: Very smooth and palate pleasing. Good carbonation level. D: its drinkable, but not a good representation of style. Almost takes like a belgian blond.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kbutler1 (1367) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange amber color with a slight off white head that collars arouns the glass. The aroma is very biscuity with some real nice highlights of belgian yeast with spice and banana. Some fruit notes as well. Medim mouthfeel. Sweet type flavor up front with some clove and babana belgian yeast flavors. Slight lingering bitter type flavors. No real lace to speak of. Alcohol is not real evident. Overall, pretty tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (639) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2010 Michael, the brewmaster, recommended this one to me in person, bumping into me by chance at the store. Another tasting, this time on tap. Exact same score from bottle many, many months ago (although only recently entered). Pours a murky orange, medium head and lacing, sweet aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (12022) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 10, 2010
A: The pour is a golden copper/amber color with a fluffy off-white head. S: Lots of sweet, light fruits in the nose--mostly apples and pears with a slight bit of spice to them. Sweet and bready malts and a bit of yeast. T: The same pronounced fruitiness is present on the tongue. Great apple, pear, and maybe banana notes with a touch of spice and yeast. Really nice, actually. M: The body is medium with a high level of carbonation that has a great feel to it. D: I was not expecting much from this beer, but it was quite enjoyable. Light and easy to drink with good fruit character.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (7063) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Midtown Liquors in Tulsa. Pours a cloudy amber with some orange and red tints and a finger-thick, foamy eggshell white head. Aroma of floral hops, banana, yeast, pepper, clove, sweet malts, pears, and apples. Flavor is also floral, fruity, yeasty, malty, sweet, and spicy. Really nice and complex. Medium-bodied, with a malty mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Alcohol is completely masked. Very cool beer, and the best thing I’ve had yet from the state of Oklahoma.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6172) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2010
hazy orange amber color/ off white head. Nice light pit fruit, melon, spicy aromas. light bodied with soft co2. Sharp, sweet n’ spicy flavor is again light pit fruits, apple, melon, caramel, mild oxidation. Nicely bittersweet finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Nice almost perfect clear amber color. Not too light or too dark. 1/2" head that becomes a thin foamy layer leaving minimal lacing. Smells of sweet malts and yeasty bananas. Some spicy floral thrown in for good measure. A light hint of apples and pears. Taste is very good. The apples come to the front on this one. Maltiness follows close behind bringing pears, caramel, and spices with it. Nice tight little bubbles help create a very nice feel. Like lightly bubbled velvet. Very good drinking to be done with this bottle. Light enough to enjoy many, and often. The alcohol can creep up on you, though, so watch yourself!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6345) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
yikes, weird sugar aftertaste . . light gold .. . medium head .. . interesting stuff, and what a odd name .. . weird interpretation .. . whats with the mexico cream?

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Light copper, medium head, and high lacing. Some corny aroma. Highly carbed with a sour green apple flavor, bitter aftertaste. Dry winy flavor. This tastes a lot like that Duchess sour ale. Not as bad as it could be.


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