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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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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: taez555 on 03-16-2012

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
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Ratings: 209 | Reviews: 40
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear amber red with a head off white in color around an inch in height.

Aroma: Golden raisins, pear, dates, faint notes of white grapes, apple.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel. Pear, dried fruits, apple, white grape, apricot. The finish is nice and dry with lots of yeasty notes.

Notes: The dryness is great and very good example of the style. Cheers.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear amber with a creamy, off-white cap. Good head retention. Lemony aroma, nutty, toffee, fruity and bready. Lemon bitterness with a spicy finish. Notes of mint, nuts, slight toffee and malt, with lingering herbal hops. Light bodied, slightly slick, creamy carbonation. Very drinkable and quite enjoyable.

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16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass with a 1/2" beige head over the cloudy coppery amber brew. Head fades promptly down to a solid layer of froth, with leggy lasting lace. Aroma is nutty fruity wort.

Taste follows the nose, nutty sweet to start, fruity in the middle, with a balanced close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Yet another nice brew from these guys.

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Private Rye Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 209 ratings.