Biere de Garde

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Biere de Garde, translates as “Keeping Beer.” But it might as well just mean “Keep On Pouring”.

Traditionally brewed in the cool months and intended to last through summer, our take on this classic French farmhouse ale is characterized by its complex malt flavors, minimal hops and surprising finish, which is both rich and faintly tart. What is not surprising, however, is the fact that you won’t be able to put it down.

History

This classic, French farmhouse ale was traditionally brewed in the cool months and intended to last through summer and well into fall. This helped to ensure a pleasant work environment for fieldworkers and lighten the load of the yearly harvest.

Appearance

Amber to copper hue. Slight haze resulting from traditional brewing methods and no filtration.

Aroma

The well-integrated, malty nose is accompanied by notes of caramel, raisins, biscuits, rye bread and a faint hint of spice.

Flavor

The complex maltiness is joined by a touch of hops to offset the sweetness, and a faintly tart, yet rich finish.

Overview

  • ABV: 5.1%
  • IBU: 22
  • OG: 1.053
  • FG: 1.014
  • SRM: 13

Food Pairing

Pairs well with hearty French dishes, especially traditional Northern French cuisine: Roasted meats, game birds, cooked fruits and cheeses.

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