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Biere De Garde - Taps Fish House & Brewery

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Biere De Garde
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 8.03%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Taps Fish House & Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: MiScusi on 05-11-2007)
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3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I used to live by Taps and would occasionally drop by to sample the cask and other beers. I was never really impressed.
I stopped by last week to meet some friends, drink and smoke some cigars on the patio. I rolled up five minutes before happy hour ended so I made a quick decision on a pitcher of beer - Bier De Garde.

Copper pour with a beautiful foamy head and decent lacing. Wonderfully malty with a very light hop. Almost too sweet but not quite. It was great on a hot summer night.

All and all, Taps redeemed themselves that night. I finished the whole pitcher and at $14, it was a great buy.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2009 19:30:05 | More by kbm
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3.93/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pleasant yellowish amber color with average foam, some lacing
S: I got an interesting combination of aromas on this beer - sweet with floral and a hint of grass or leaves.
T: As the smell suggested, when I tasted this beer the first thing I said was "This tastes like a garden!" I meant this in a good way; sweet malts mixed with some mild bready tastes perhaps a hint of citrus.
M: Medium bodied, smooth.
O: This was an interesting beer - the first I've had in this style; I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for more. I bet this beer is awesome on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2011 01:59:32 | More by khorais
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Taps Fish House & Brewery
Brea, CA

A dark copper and auburn. Thin white head. Not much lacing down the glass.

Caramel and bready malts. Simple.

Similar to the aroma. A drinkable and simple beer dominated by bready and caramel malts. Slight bitterness.

Clean, refreshing, medium bodied, highly drinkable. Will not get in the way of and pairs well with food.

A simple, bready beer with a hint of sweet malt and caramel flavors. All in all, very simple and highly drinkable. Good banquet beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-08-2011 22:12:44 | More by ehammond1
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3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

404th review on BA

App- Slightly highlighted copper with some shimmery highlights. 1/2 in of head on it.

Smell- I picked up a little faint almond in there with a little more spice. Not too much but still smelled good

Taste- This was a tad sweet to me for the style but was still very tasty. Was a nice drink after a hefe and a cask IPA. A little balanced spice as well.

Mouth- Was on the medium/medium side and left a little sweetness afterwards.

Drink- Overall a pretty taste little beer. The flavors werent too sweet or too malty.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2011 19:30:43 | More by FosterJM
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3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours a deep amber with a firm white head, good retention and lacing.

S: Farmhouse, light funk, hay, sweet malt.

T: Sweet amber malt, with a lot of ethanol, the alcohol takes over the beer for me. Nice secondary flavours though.

M: Smooth, medium-bodied, boozy.

D: A nice stab at the style. The ethanol/solvent character makes this a sipper at best; a shame since Biere de Garde is one of the most drinkable styles around.

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2010 22:15:08 | More by Halcyondays
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3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap at Taps in Brea

A: The pour is amber/copper in color with a thin ring of white foam.

S: The nose is somewhat on the light side with some sweet caramel and bready malts. There's also a nice toast bready aroma to it.

T: The beer is caramelly and sweet with that usual bready malt flavor. Some light baking spices, like cinnamon, as well. Unfortunately, there's a very noticeable alcohol presence.

M: The body is on the full side with a moderate level of carbonation and a bit of warmth.

D: I liked some of the flavors and aromas in the beer, but it was unfortunately, the alcohol presence ruined the experience for me.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2010 00:08:11 | More by womencantsail
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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a very cloudy dark gold, with a thin white head that dissipated quickly. Smell was banana nut, plain and simple. Taste had a little alcohol up front, finished with strong banana nut flavor....actually seemed one dimensional in that respect. Was definitely unfiltered and the yeast gave off quite a bit of character in this brew, but it leaned heavily toward banana and not much else.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2007 02:30:58 | More by MiScusi
Biere De Garde from Taps Fish House & Brewery
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