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Private Rye Bière De Garde - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Private Rye Bière De GardePrivate Rye Bière De Garde

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BA SCORE
85
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 7
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This lager is brewed in the French farmhouse style. We add our own twist by adding 30% Rye Malt, locally grown Triticale from MA and amber Belgian candy sugar. We leave this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity yeasty character. Copper in color, a spicy Rye flavor emerges in a dry yet malty finish after lagering for five weeks near freezing.

30 IBU

(Beer added by: taez555 on 03-16-2012)
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an ambered copper with a huge yellowing white head of creamy bubbles. The beer’s body is lager clean but with a darker haze, and tiny carbonation bubbles can be seen racing up to replenish the fat head. The beer leaves behind a lovely network of dry sticky lacing, almost like the layers of the earth with tree roots running between them. On the nose, the beer smells of light spicy bread with a touch of saison funk, but with a very clean feel on the nose. The rye malt is the most prominent thing in the nose, and gives some wonderful spicy rye bread notes. On the tongue, the beer tastes clean with a light flavor palate of bitter and salty dry bread with a faint touch of sweetness. The beer begins with muted bread notes that slowly open into spicy rye bread with a nice hit of grassy hops. The finish is strong with the grassy and hay-like hops, while the aftertaste lingers with very muted rye spice. On the mouth, the beer feels medium light in body and leaves the mouth slightly astringent yet wet on the sides of the tongue and dry on the roof of the mouth. Overall, this isn’t a bad beer. I haven’t really had a Bière De Garde , so I don’t know for style how to grade this beer. I can say that it is very muted in flavor compared with other Jack’s Abby beers. It’s tasty, just not as in your face as others. I like this beer, but it didn’t blow me away.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 04:10:34 | More by Maxwell
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Private Rye Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.