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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Biere de Garde mean "beer to keep or to store." It is a farmhouse ale from French Flanders in the northeast and was brewed in the spring and consumed throughout the summer. Medium- to full-bodied, amber in color, a bit earthy, a touch acidic, and very drinkable.

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3.8
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 6, 2009
On tap in Brea, nice amber pour, nice complexities of flavor and aroma. It’s a very tasty beer.

3.7
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
ON tap at brewery. Cloudy brownish yellow with a creamy white head. Grain, straw, and barn yard funk aroma. Earthy, fruity, citrus taste, smooth bright and mildly sticky mouth feel with a crisp dry finish.

3.6
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 21, 2008
On tap at Taps. Color was golden amber with a white head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel apples, vanill and sugar. Very nice. flavor of yeast, apple, bubblegum with a bit of alcohol and bread. Like most of their beers, this was solid to good for the style.

3.6
bb (9268) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Malt and spice aroma. caramel and yeast flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. caramel and spice lingers with yeast.

3.6
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours orangy/gold with a small off white head. The aroma is full with caramel and sweet fruity hard candy. The flavor is very sweet with caramel and some fruit. The body is full and slightly oily. Nice maltyness in the finish. I’m not a fan of the style, but this was one of the better ones I’ve tried. Nice effort.

3.6
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 7, 2012
Tap in Brea. Rating #15. Dark amber with a little copper and a light beige head. Sweet fruits and caramel. Flavor is similar, rich malts and sweet caramel. Tasty stuff. (2314)

3.4
ChazMania (669) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 3, 2009
On tap, then got a growler filled. Nice easy drinking beer. Good color of amber and deep orange. Mild banana and vanilla aroma, with a slightly sweet flavor. Certainly worth trying. I always get a growler filled of something while I’m in that area.

3.4
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2009
On tap. Clear, deep golden with an off-white head. Interesting aroma of caramel and - surprisingly - a little licorice. Medium body, caramel, yeast and spices. The finish is dry. 060709

3.4
yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
From tap at the brewpub. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity and phenolic. Fruity, mild sweet caramel malt and light roasted malt note. Caramel and light spiced flavours finish.

3.4
JohnnyJ (5562) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Draft. Reddish amber pour, off-white head. Caramel, sweet malt, lightly bready, very ripe fruit, and yeast. Decent beer.


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