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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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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Private Rye opens to a malty nose, the most obvious aroma a good copy of yeasty rising wheat dough, this followed by peppery rye bread, then floury baguette, biscuit, and toast crust. A good measure of citrusy grapefruit hops adds a nice counter to these yeasty bread notes, and small touches of grape, fig, orange, berry, and cherry fruit esters bring further complexity and balance. Faint hints of nut mix well with caramel and candy sugar, lending the beer a light, but very sweet overtone. As a whole, the nose is very nice, with the strong emphasis on yeasty breads and peppery rye making for an enjoyably earthy experience, the rest of the beer very nicely balanced to play off of these notes without overwhelming them.

On the tongue, the beer is divided almost equally between yeasty, peppery breads and sugars. The former brings the heavy yeasty rising wheat dough and peppery rye bread from the nose into instant play, with lesser notes of Grape Nuts cereal, biscuit, and toast crust. The sugars add orange, berry, cherry, and white grape fruit esters, as well as fine threads of candy sugar. A thin runnel of citrusy grapefruit from the hops adds welcome balance, preventing the yeast and sugar from becoming overpowering. Touches of toasted nut add further complexity. The aftertaste is a continuation of the yeasty, peppery breads, with a few sugars, and an increasing (but light) pine resin note from the hops, lingering for a good while. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is very nice beer. The interplay between yeasty, peppery breads and sugars is superbly balanced, and the hops are kept tame enough to catalyze the rest of the flavors without overwhelming them.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 17:43:11 | More by jondeelee
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Notes: The dryness is great and very good example of the style. Cheers.

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Private Rye Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.