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The Commons Biere de Garde

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Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Biere de Garde was inspired by the farmhouse beers brewed in Northern France and brewery friend Steve Jones, proprietor and cheesemonger at Cheese Bar. Steve was lamenting the dearth of food-friendly Biere de Gardes and we took that as a cue to develop a beer that would fill the gap. Traditionally, Biere de Garde was brewed in Winter and early Spring while the climate was cooler, then garded (lagered) during the cool months, and reserved for consumption during the summer. This beer offers a soft and clean, malt forward flavor with a reserved hop profile.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (2133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
A robust, dry and yeasty nose. The woodiness of the yeast with a sweet burst of malt and a very dry finish. Very rustic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7490) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2016
750, capped. Pours a murky bright medium orange-amber with a dense and creamy head that sticks around forever, after dissipating a fair bit. Mild sweet nose; sweetened cereal over a bit of caramel over a bit of floral note. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Sweetened cereal, caramel, and floral notes on the mid palate. Mild sweet finish. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4489) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Pine Box, Seattle. Creamy head on dense malty orange. Sweet yeast and warm malt. A bit cloying sweet. Ok drinker but pretty sweet overall.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12151) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Draft - Light sweet carame and a touch of ketchup. Clear cold with a decent beige head. Tastes much like the nose.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirLimpsalot (3568) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
@ Commons, Porland 16-3-11: En ganska enkel red ale med toner av malt. Inte för söt men heller lite intetsägande.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyllenbock (7306) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. A bit hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, "tutti-frutti", some fruit and light grass. Nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (9563) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2015
On tap at The Commons. Pours a dark orange with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is orange peel, yeast, spice. Medium mouth, strong orange zest, light spice, dry finish, very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1711) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2015
A very refreshing beautiful beer. Pours a bright cloudy orange with a white head. Smells very floral, with rose and some pine nuts. Taste is carbonated, with lemon and apple and more rose. Had on tap at the brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3538) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Sweet, strawberry, dry, fruity, pretty nice. Grainy. Belgian yeastiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5806) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with some good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light bready notes is OK. Taste is also dominated by bready notes with some dry caramel malt notes and a grainy finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. OK for style but falls a bit short on complexity and I don’t think I would been seeking this on a regular basis.


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