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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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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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diverite, Sep 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.91/5  rDev +3.7%

A-light amber color with an off-white head and decent lacing

S-bready malt, citrus, slight caramel, rye, little spice

T-malt, citrus, little orange, cramel, rye, hint of pepper, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth

O-this was a pretty good beer, interesting flavor and easy drinking

MDDMD, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

nh2032, Aug 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

montrealbcr89, Jul 31, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +13.5%

S: Rich, grainy maltiness, some black pepper, earthiness, slight papery notes, perhaps a touch musty.

L: Amber with a light tan head with decent retention. Ok lacing.

T: Slight fruity malt up front, estery. Medium low earthy bitterness, with a crackery rich maltiness. Finishes slightly spicy with white pepper notes. Rye graininess comes through more as it warms.

M: Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Great beer with nice complexity. Love what this brewery is doing.

bum732, Jul 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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