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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (991) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Mostly clear amber with a light lasting head. Ligh hop grain smell. Malt forward but thin and crisp. A light hop bitter. mouth left with a light sweet grain coating.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21653) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (670) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8459) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 6, 2015
Tap at the brewery. Sweet, strawberry, dry, fruity, pretty nice. Grainy. Belgian yeastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2013
On draught at Bailey’s Taproom. Orchard fruit aroma. Notes of apple, citrus, and a light hoppiness. Has a sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (471) - Valley Village, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle. It’s rare I hit this style since I’m not a huge malt-forward drinker, so take this (like anything I say ever) with a fat grain of salt. No shade though! This is good. Pours a hazy orange. Deep, rich malt aroma. Grains and nuts and cereal, plus caramel and just a touch of hops (don’t know the date but this isn’t new... These haven’t been on the shelves for months). Drinks balanced, lively and clean. This is clearly well-made and made me more interested in malty beers. Unexpected complexity. Surprised how much I enjoy this but shouldn’t be granted the pedigree, Flemish Kiss was a fave this summer (tho it’s gone baby gone here).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10520) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12193) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 14, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours hazy deep copper with a huge, rocky off-white head, long retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy earthy toast and caramel malt, medium-light earthy and spicy hops, subtle cracker and biscuit malt underneath. Flavor is heavy toast and caramel malt, medium-light earthy and spicy hops and bitterness, yeast spices of black pepper and nutmeg with a lingering biscuit malt sweetness. Medium body and moderate carbonation, light alcohol warmth.

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