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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (15249) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 5.3% ABV
Amber color, hazy, with creamy head. The aroma is too light. Dry mouthfeel, but less dry than the otherwise similar Vienna Lager; pleasant caramel flavor with a bready touch; correct bitterness ending with soft fruity esters.
Balanced and clean, easy but pleasant.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13257) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8911) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (7074) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Malt and spice aroma with mineral and light citrus. Malt and spice flavor with light mineral. Medium bodied. Malt and light caramel lingers with spice and light mineral.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6311) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
"This golden ale has a rustic malty grainy base. The aroma and flavor give you subtle hopping and a clean crisp herbal bite. Easy drinking & refreshing. About middle o the road for them."

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (5624) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Thanks to jconrick1 for this bottle. Served in a cervoise. Pours a slightly-hazed caramel-bread color with a good white head. Nice retention and good lacing on the way down, along with a thin collar throughout. The nose has a nice initial breadiness plus just a touch of earth. Flavor is similar with some added hop bitterness. A bit of a leafy quality to it. Medium body; a bit chewy. Carbonation is appropriate. Finish is fairly-dry with a bit of alcohol warmth, which is surprising for a 5.3% beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4856) - 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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