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80
91
style
Brewed by Garage Project
Style: Bière de Garde
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A Bière de Garde à la Garage Project. A French farmhouse or Bière de Garde style beer with a healthy dose of tart cherry added to the beer in conditioning. All natural, no essenses, artificial colours or fake cherry ripe flavours here. Hops definitely take a back seat for a change.
Subtle but complex, with saison yeast spiciness and a cherry tartness we think is quite refreshing and even intriguing.

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3.7
mattyhennessy (377) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Pours a copper colour Which is far darker than most BdG’s I’ve seen. Very acidic taste, which is surprisingly pleasant. Lots of spice, some clove and a strong dose of cherry tartness. The hops are not at the forefront for this brew, which is unusual for garage project. Excellent BdG

2.6
Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 19, 2014
Tap. Brown, hazy, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation, & abrupt finish.

3.8
beer-yum (1907) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2015 An excellent example of why Garage Project is held in high esteem by the locals. A brilliant variation on the style (biere de garde) that offsets it’s strength with a surprising but delicious cherry tartness. Pity two of these will see you above the (driving) limit in most jurisdictions.

3.2
Tonybaldeagle (62) - - APR 23, 2014
I'm not sure what saison is, but this is what I expect it would be something like this. More for the sophisticated palate but enjoyable on a cold night by an open fire ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2014
Shameless tick here, as I had a taster at the Chch beer festival, of which I have only mixed memories. The description above is a good reminder that this was a very enjoyable beer, much fruitier and more acid tart than I would expect from a (stored?) Biere de Garde. Or maybe all young BdGs are like that.


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