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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2862) - Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2007
(Bottle) Pours an even amber color with a small beige head. Spicy and malty aroma. Taste includes some muted spice, as well as lots of malts. Notes of pepper, candy sugar and rich caramel malts. Good palate, with low carbonation. Balanced for the most part, but gets a little sweet in the aftertaste. A great beer!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (2830) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Much better than my first experience with this brewer (Belgian Quad) but not by much. Pours a murky brown with a soda pop head, foamy then gone. The aroma was some fruit and a bit of caramel. No funk or sourness in the nose or taste. Taste was soda sweet with the same carbonation. This will be my last from this brewer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2692) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2011
22oz bottle shared by a BeerBeggar after a trip to Tulsa. This was a remarkably well made brew, right to style. Has nice malty backbone, which was accentuate by pear and other muted fruits. Strongly yeasty yet malty and drinkable. Had a medium body. It drank very well, was well made to style (it was definitely not a Saison and more of a BdG, for my understanding of the styles). I want to drink this again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2013
750 ml bottle pours hazy brown with a off white head. Aroma is sweet, spice, bananas and malt. Taste is spice, yeast, malt and a touch of caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lukaduke (2469) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Pours a medium amber color with a finger of foam. Lots of fruity esters, round malt presence and a solid yeast profile. Simple yet well balanced and easy to drink. Good representation of the style !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2009
bottle picked up a cache road discount liqour in lawton, ok. poured a cloudy amber with a white head. aroma of berries, sour apple, and some tartness. flavor was tart and sour. this was my first biere de garde and not real sure about the style just yet.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a burnt orange color with a tiny head and a bit of lacing. Nose is apple juice, honey, caramel, and must. Taste is caramel, copper or metal, and some mineral. Mouthfeel is cold and firm and the finish length is on the short side.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2008
Bomber. Pours clear dark amber with an off-white head. Light body and carbonation. Clean, light toffee and hay taste. Crisp, refreshing and lightly lemony finish. A tip of the hat to Krebs, OK!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle. Slightly cloudy with a fluffy cheesy head. Aroma is earthy and sweet. Taste is rice and caramel malts with some bread and sweetness. Light brown sugar. Creamy and just ok for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Hazy copper-orange, thin off-white head. Moderate sweet Belgain ale aroma, slight caramel notes. Sweet grain taste, mild caramel, light spice. Decent, no real distinct flavors aside from malt sweetness.


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