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The Commons Biere de Garde

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Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5554) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear dark copper color with a medium white head. A sweet grainy nose, some berries. The flavor is crisp, earthy malts, pretty sweet, dry leaves, berries, toffee, some dust. Very drinkable. Solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (285) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2014
My second 750ml of this, I drank the first one fast with friends and liked it but didn’t get a good enough grip to rate it, so here we are. I’ve seen this style pour light to amber and in the commons case it pours a deep orange with a white head. The color definitely has a nice glow to it. The delicate aroma of this beer my be my favorite aspect; honey apricot, sugar, bread, and grains. Thin to medium body, sweet and malty, fruity, food friendly, a very enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (503) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2014
On draught at Pdx farmhouse and wild ale fest - pours cloudy copper with small head. Nose of malt, grass,,and yeast. Taste is of malt, grain, and grass. Dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Godofthecellar (594) - NYC, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Draft, orange color. Smell and taste of farmhouse yeast, malt and hops light funk. Not very good

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft. I need the label for this. If anyone has one, please let me know. Pour orange with white head. Nose and taste of rye, malt, toasted bread and light wild yeast. Dry. Medium body.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Draft at proletariat with Andy. Pours a golden amber body with thin white lacing. Aroma is sweet sugar and malts. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sweet malt, nuts, booze and prune. Strange.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (146) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Lightly hazy golden, w/ white head. Floral honey nose. Light herbal noble hop presence, bready/doughy/biscuity malts. Pretty darn nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Draft at the source. Hazy golden amber color, bright white head. Aroma of dusty and peppery hay. Taste is powdery straw, subtle cocoa, dust. Delicious.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (5360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a cloudy orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of rustic farmhouse notes and a touch of floral. Flavour is not far off from a saison, with farmhouse notes, Belgian yeast, and some floral notes. Very light on the palate, with a nice flavour dimension. Very drinkable, though nothing extraordinary.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GothGargoyle (934) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
Clear amber with a small pale head. Aroma is malt, honey, toffee, port. Full bodied, sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a bittersweet finish. Taste is quince, honey, toffee, caramel.


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