RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   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.

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   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.

crispaire (237) - - DEC 30, 2016
pours from tap a hazy carrot orange. aroma profile of spicy yeast, earthiness, barnyard funk, and france countryside. flavors follow suit. dry mouthfeel and clean finish.

BeerandBlues2 (13304) - 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.

Alphadelic (2237) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2016
A robust, dry and yeasty nose. The woodiness of the yeast with a sweet burst of malt and a very dry finish. Very rustic.

after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2016
750, capped. Pours a murky bright medium orange-amber with a dense and creamy head that sticks around forever, after dissipating a fair bit. Mild sweet nose; sweetened cereal over a bit of caramel over a bit of floral note. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Sweetened cereal, caramel, and floral notes on the mid palate. Mild sweet finish. Quite nice.

luttonm (6270) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2016
Pine Box, Seattle. Creamy head on dense malty orange. Sweet yeast and warm malt. A bit cloying sweet. Ok drinker but pretty sweet overall.

Ferris (15249) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2016
Draft - Light sweet carame and a touch of ketchup. Clear cold with a decent beige head. Tastes much like the nose.

SirLimpsalot (4220) - SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2016
@ Commons, Porland 16-3-11: En ganska enkel red ale med toner av malt. Inte för söt men heller lite intetsägande.

gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. A bit hazy amber with a white head. Aroma and taste of yeast, "tutti-frutti", some fruit and light grass. Nothing special.

djd07 (14469) - 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.

monk191 (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2015
A very refreshing beautiful beer. Pours a bright cloudy orange with a white head. Smells very floral, with rose and some pine nuts. Taste is carbonated, with lemon and apple and more rose. Had on tap at the brewery.

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