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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   ABV: -
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The name biere de garde literally means "beer which has been kept or lagered." A traditional artisanal farmhouse ale from Northern France brewed in early spring and kept in cold cellars for consumption in warmer weather. The Savoir-Fare is a deep golden hued interpretation of this classic style, employing pale and wheat malts and a smattering of Perle and Mt. Hood hops.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2009
On tap at Free State during the 20th anniversary. Pours a very hazy, dull yellow body with a small, creamy, white head that dissipates quickly and remains lightly laced. Aroma of both wheat and pale malts. Kind of weird, fruity, champagne smell to it. A bit of flowery grassiness and lots of sour lemons. Flavor is more of that sour/tart champagne. I’m guessing a champagne yeast was used giving it this distinct flavor. Lots of sour lemons and some apple juice. Wheaty with some kind of light, herbal spice. Pretty bready and honey in the finish with a slightly tart linger. Palate is light and soft, but sour. Overall, not a big fan of this one. It does have a lot of sweet flavor to it, but I think its too sweet and sour for me.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2008
(Draught) Pours a hazy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, floral, and light herbs. Flavor of grass, light lemon, yeast, and some spices.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5937) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2008
GTMW 2008: Golden and orange hue with a frothy white head. The aroma has notes of biscuity malt, herbal hops, honey, earthy and woody, apple and pear esters. The taste has moderate bitterness and acidity with a fruity twang. Bready pale malt background leads towards a slightly spicy finish. The mouth feel is soft and smooth, A solid beer even if not really towards style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Date: 08/09/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Great Taste

Appearance: hazy burnt orange,
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma with a nice fruityness,
Overall: sweet caramel malt favor, nice spicyness keeps it balanced, fruityness add character,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4


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