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Red Duck Limited Release C’anard de Garde


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Formerly brewed at Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Bière de Garde
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Red Duck Canard de Garde is a strong ale that was brewed in late autumn, stored over winter, and ready for the thirsty farm workers to devour during the busy summer season. Originally, Biere de Gardes were from the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, and varied greatly depending on the farmhouse where they were brewed and each year’s crops. Some were funky, some were not, some pale and some amber. We are pretty sure this one will be a simple Biere de Garde, but who knows, as the abels were printed before the Biere was finished.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dervock (1004) - - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle - pour clear copper with clingy white head. Funky wet dog, caramel malt, apple aroma and slight metallic twang. Taste explodes in the mouth sweetness and dry right across the palate. Mouthfeel is really lively. Really liked this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
motman (15) - - NOV 22, 2014
Coarse carbonation, quite low. Off white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is pleasant, malty with a hint of raisins. Flavour is sweet with raisin, Christmas pudding background. Mouthfeel is a bit too slick for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (823) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dark amber, massive frothy head leaving lots of lacing, burnt toffee, unripe banana, cloves, yeast funk, sweet caramel, earthy/dusty. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle, 12C. Amber with a loose beige head that never quite disappears. Aroma of caramel, toast, banana, apples, spices, hints of funk. Sweet with caramel, sherry and fruit, dries out a lot at the spicy but not very bitter finish. Just a vaguely rustic amber really, but there’s some intriguing complexity that comes through because of the nice balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
Big creamy head misty amber pour medium carbonation aromas citrus banana soap lemon spice yeast clove the flavours grain clove le4mon green banana earthiness caramel a good bitter taste sweet and bitter well done the finish best tastes yeast spice malt a good quality ale for a De Garde

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Davros (2812) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
Pours dark amber with a quickly fading head. Nose shows caramelised banana and toffee, little else. Pretty similar flavours really, more banana and toffee with a little cardboard-like malt. Carbonation could be a little higher.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ryanmalkmus (17) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
Amazing amber bier de garde. Malty and a little funky. Barnyard and woody, but dry flavours balanced with plenty of sweet malt and the 7.4% abv. Complex yet refreshing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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