Garage Project Bière de Garage
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Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Bière de Garde
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A Bière de Garde à la Garage Project. A French farmhouse or Bière de Garde style beer with a healthy dose of tart cherry added to the beer in conditioning. All natural, no essenses, artificial colours or fake cherry ripe flavours here. Hops definitely take a back seat for a change.
Subtle but complex, with saison yeast spiciness and a cherry tartness we think is quite refreshing and even intriguing.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - APR 23, 2014
I'm not sure what saison is, but this is what I expect it would be something like this. More for the sophisticated palate but enjoyable on a cold night by an open fire ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (217) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 19, 2016
650ml bottle. Pours a brownish colour with white head. Lots of carbonation shows through. Medium body which has sour note in the palate. The flavours are blended together and it is difficult to pick anything distinct out.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skarecrow (268) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2016
650ml bottle. Not much of an aroma. Color is hazy amber with great head. Initial sourness is followed by tart cherry taste and slight Lambic touch at the back and an alcoholic finish. Yet another interesting one for the Garage guys.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (641) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2016
This is really nice, or I’m going soft. Has that cider sour like aroma to start out, and in the glass that damp musty thing. The Tartness of the cherries is there if you think about it and look for it. Soft and easy to drink this has all the qualities of a good beer, but it lacks that yeasty highlight that you might be looking for. I liked it a lot for the softness, smoothness, the sourness and I didn’t for the same things. I’d have another though because on a sunny afternoon there are much worse things to be doing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (154) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2016
Grwat belgian tasting ale with cherry notes. Gives it a semi sour finish and lifts the tastebuds.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a copper colour Which is far darker than most BdG’s I’ve seen. Very acidic taste, which is surprisingly pleasant. Lots of spice, some clove and a strong dose of cherry tartness. The hops are not at the forefront for this brew, which is unusual for garage project. Excellent BdG

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2014
Tap. Brown, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1368) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 An excellent example of why Garage Project is held in high esteem by the locals. A brilliant variation on the style (biere de garde) that offsets it’s strength with a surprising but delicious cherry tartness. Pity two of these will see you above the (driving) limit in most jurisdictions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (990) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2014
Shameless tick here, as I had a taster at the Chch beer festival, of which I have only mixed memories. The description above is a good reminder that this was a very enjoyable beer, much fruitier and more acid tart than I would expect from a (stored?) Biere de Garde. Or maybe all young BdGs are like that.

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