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Brett Bière De Garde - Jack's Abby Brewing

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very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 19
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Aged in white wine barrels for three months with the wild yeast brettanomyces. Light notes of oak counter an intense funkiness from the wild fermentation. The base lager for this beer was brewed in the French farmhouse style. We added our own twist by adding 30% Rye Malt, locally grown Triticale from MA and amber Belgian candy sugar. We left this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity yeasty character.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-22-2012)
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into HF glass. Aged with brettanomyces for 3 months in white wine barrels.

A- Pours a little bit hazy, slightly translucent copper (yellowish, orange brown), thin quarter finger of slightly yellowish yeasty head, fairly low carbonation of slowly rising bubbles. Leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Nice brett funk mixed with a bit of white wine, oak, and caramel rye backbone. Nice funk aromas of a musty basement, hay, grass, etc.. Slightly above average aroma strength, very nice smell for a Biere de Garde.

T- Sour lemons, white wine, a little bit of brett funk (a little bit less then I was expecting), some light oak, finishes with nice light lemon hops, caramel malts, and rye with a light lingering aftertaste. All the flavors are very well balanced in a pleasant light funky and a lemony taste.

M- Very easy to drink, refreshing, not too much carbonation- but fits well with the style, finishes very dry.

O- This was another very good offering from Jack's Abby. I'm still fairly new to the Biere de Garde style, but from what I can tell this is definitely pretty impressive for the style. Nice funky smell mixed with a nicely balanced lemony taste that was lightly funky and finished with a fairly dry yet easily drinkable mouthfeel. The rye and caramel malts left a nice light finish to the beer that made it slightly unique from other beers from this style.

Due to the barrel aging process this beer is fairly limited and only available at the brewery and select bottle shops. I'm definitely going to try to seek out another bottle and I recommend doing so too.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2012 20:58:34 | More by jaasen64
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A - Generous white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind loads of lacing. Hazed orange-yellow body. Nice-looking brew.

S - Lots of brett presence, imparting notes of earth, funk, and mild sulfur. Not overly oaky, but somewhat vinous. Fairly neutral backdrop of bread and Belgian yeast. Don't get much of the rye or candi sugar.

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Brett Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.