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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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very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.61%
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

rusty3335, Sep 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

aakerman, Monday at 05:57 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Mar 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

CheekyBroad, Nov 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

SpasmWaiter, Jan 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

tom10101, Aug 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JMS1512, Jun 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Denzo, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

wesley14, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured an amber color lager with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light caramel malt with light spicy rye notes with light rustic cereal notes. Taste is also a mix between some cereal notes with some light spicy rye notes and some chewy light caramel malt notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting experiment from a brewery that I would wish to know more about.

Phyl21ca, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ColdOneKev, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ShanePB, May 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

MinorThreat, Mar 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

nh2032, Aug 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

HopChef44, Jun 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

kaelingirl, Mar 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

josephwa, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Houser, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Slight haze on a rich orange-copper color. Head is white and creamy with some large bubbles. Moderate retention on a small, clumpy, creamy cap and collar. Some spots of lacing.

Smell: Some mild esters. Fruity and yeasty. A solid hit of clove and banana with some underlying damp basement and grass. Almost floral on the edges. A bit of caramel malt sweetness. Nice building spiciness in the back. Pretty mild overall. Some apple and lager yeast.

Taste: Mild rye spiciness. Some backing lager yeast. Faint esters. Some apples skin and flower petals. Light caramel malt sweetness. Vaguely bready. Grass, hay, damp earth. Vaguely musty. Some minor hints of citrus from the hops layered over the top. Toasted, but lightly. Candi sugar sweetness is mild but works as a nice compliment to the light spicy rye.

Mouthfeel: Higher than average carbonation, but not by much. Medium body with a clean finish.

Overall: I don't see a promotion in your future.

Not the best beer from Jack's Abby, but it has that distinct quality I expect from Jack's Abby. A unique blend of esters and rye and lager yeast.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 16, 2013
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AlexFields, Apr 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jmmy3, Oct 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

smcnulty1981, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

stunna, Apr 06, 2013
Private Rye Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.