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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
krumbum (520) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (9998) - 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.

4
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopwine (266) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5837) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1257) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boFNjackson (4110) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Tap @ The Commons Brewery... Poured hazy, golden with a white head. Nice crisp, some sulfur and eggy characters. Malty, cracker-like. Grassy, earthy hops. Hints of corn, pepper spice, and some balancing sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (6784) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx76 (602) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (1685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
750 ml bottle. Pours a deep copper with medium head. Aromas of toasted malts and jammy, fruity marmalade. Pleasant and malty with light flavors of fruit/oranges, toast, and grassy resin.


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