Brewed by Oast House Brewers
Style: Bière de Garde
Niagara on the lake, Canada
Serve in Stem glass, Tulip


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (1061) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 10, 2014
This ale poured a deep amber colour with a big, fat light tan head. Scents include ripe fruit, coriander spice, cloves and light malt. First swig was quite carbonated with a very fizzy mouthfeel and flavours of cloves, coriander malt and wheat. Remindes me of a more malty version of a wheat beer. Finish is malty with a lingering clove/coriander flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5851) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
750ml corked bottle pours a dark amber brown color with a 2 finger light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruits with some caramel and yeasty notes. Taste is a dark fruity and caramel malty sweetness with herbal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with abundant carbonation. An enjoyable brew that is well balanced and a good representation of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1496) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
Admittedly, i\ve not had many biere de garde. This was a dark brown, yeast heavy belgian with a lot of caramel and sugar. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mvalence (19) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
2015-08-21 Bouteille 750ml gracieuseté de Jeff. Un nez de caramel toffee accompagné de raisins et d'épices. En bouche, caramel, raisin et une pointe d'épice. Très sucré pour ce type de bière. Ressemble d'avantage à une Dubble qu'à une bière de garde. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
750 mL bottle. 8 mos. old give or take. Clear mahogany with a long lived head of khaki. Crusty, dark bread on the nose, with raspberry, raisin, cocoa powder and a bit of chewing gum. Dry with a hint of caramel malt, little in the way of hopping, but balanced with a touch of tartness and some yeasty bite. High carbonation and moderate body, a food friendly brew, refined.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cfrancis (3227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
Pours dark ruby with a big frothy beige head. Aroma is huge sickly sweet caramel and toffee. Taste is again sickly sweet caramel malt, too much in my opinion. Overlays the small raisin and farmy yeast. Thanks to my sis for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
[5842-20130919] 750mL bottle. Light honey grain malt aroma. Slightly hazy, dark red brown body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Boozy ginger fruit flavour. Full body. Good, simple. (7/4/7/4/14) 3.6
(TBW 2013 @ Indie Alehouse, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
samzim (397) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Boozy scent, with caramel and yeast notes. Opaque mahogany colour. Ciffee front, with citrus and spice. Medium body with mild carbonation. Quite a tasty beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Boutip (6026) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear brown color ale with a medium size off-white foamy head with medium retention. Aroma of caramel malt is dominating which is not what I was expecting considering the style. Taste is dominated by loads of caramel malt with some light grainy notes and a dry finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Big time disappointment as this is not close to the style guideline which I would have expected considering the labels plus I really don’t care to drink this much caramel malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (13199) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle - Malty, spice and funky yeasty esters. Clearish copper with a creamy beige head. Sweet brown sugar, molasses, yeasty sweet fruity esters. A bit sweet for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (3314) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 25, 2014
750ml bottle from a gift. 24-07-2014.
BBD: ??
In short: a yeasty carbonated ale.
Pours dark copper, hazy with frothy tan head, moderate head retention, some lacing. Bready, yeasty, caramel anfd liquorice aromas. Light to medium body, high carbonation, some viscous texture. Taste is caramel, bready, nuts, some harsh mouthfeel due to overcarbonation. Biere de Garde???. Enjoyable anyway.

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