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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

205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
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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rusty3335

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-17-2013 00:29:43 | More by rusty3335
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-24-2013 00:06:37 | More by djrn2
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CheekyBroad

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-30-2012 21:17:03 | More by CheekyBroad
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14%

01-19-2014 03:19:30 | More by SpasmWaiter
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -14%

08-13-2014 16:38:43 | More by tom10101
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-06-2013 20:59:57 | More by JMS1512
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-22-2014 03:34:36 | More by Denzo
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-18-2013 03:30:20 | More by wesley14
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

07-17-2013 02:29:34 | More by Phyl21ca
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-04-2013 22:44:26 | More by ColdOneKev
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-22-2013 12:09:14 | More by ShanePB
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-22-2013 15:36:46 | More by MinorThreat
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nh2032

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-03-2013 22:24:42 | More by nh2032
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-28-2013 23:26:56 | More by HopChef44
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-29-2012 19:21:52 | More by kaelingirl
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-27-2014 17:12:51 | More by josephwa
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-27-2014 00:50:21 | More by Houser
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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.

04-16-2013 23:13:33 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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BumpkinBrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-22-2013 18:55:33 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2013 01:55:40 | More by AlexFields
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bruindre

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-28-2013 18:44:59 | More by bruindre
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jmmy3

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

10-11-2013 17:10:00 | More by jmmy3
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Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-14-2013 13:27:08 | More by smcnulty1981
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stunna

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-06-2013 23:58:46 | More by stunna
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Resuin

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

05-13-2013 18:39:46 | More by Resuin
Private Rye Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.