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Biere De Garde - Left Hand Brewing Company

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Biere De Garde
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BA SCORE
85
very good

12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 18.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Left Hand Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Phelps on 10-27-2011)
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-14-2013 03:53:03 | More by jaydoc
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pathman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-14-2013 02:42:27 | More by pathman
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Phelps

Arizona

2.93/5  rDev -22.9%

This was apparently the winner of Left Hand’s 2011 Pro-Am homebrewing competition. Enjoyed in a four-ounce tasting glass at Tops.

The color of a block of caramel, with a subtle mist of haze. Head is short lived — light khaki one second then nonexistent the next — but this isn’t outside the norm for the style.

Sweet biscuits, caramel and cotton candy in the nose. It’s rather sweet, and lacking the musty character these beers need.

The flavor offers much more depth, beginning with floral, earthy hops. Mild bitterness gives way to a wave of sweet caramel, biscuits and Belgian spiciness. Toasted dough lingers, but I’m still not getting the musty, aged notes I'm looking for.

Moderate, prickly carbonation in a silky medium body. Nice viscosity; mild fizziness. Some spice grips the tongue and a shock of heat warms the throat.

Just because it's brown and Belgian doesn't make it a bier de garde. This iteration is drinkable enough, but definitely missing the aspects of the classics.

10-27-2011 22:20:58 | More by Phelps
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GABrew

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-07-2013 21:18:00 | More by GABrew
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Hazed orange with an adequate topping of white foam. Orange marmalade, raw dough, biscuit, and light grassy bitterness on the palate. Fairly clean on the finish, walking the line between ale and lager as the style demands. Decent enough, and the alcohol is very well hidden, but this one is a bit underdone in terms of flavor, even for the style.

01-16-2012 21:27:40 | More by bump8628
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.6%

11-20-2011 23:10:26 | More by captainbearcat
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -11.8%

Appearance is a cider color with half a finger of head that had no retention. The nose is distinctly apple in quality. Malt is certainly upfront in the taste and there is a slightly tangy finish to this offering. This is a new style for me, so my review should be taken with a grain of salt.

02-18-2012 07:49:25 | More by 57md
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CWhite

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +31.6%

04-30-2012 20:44:55 | More by CWhite
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ninner00

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-15-2012 21:17:01 | More by ninner00
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rocklibster

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-01-2012 22:07:21 | More by rocklibster
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TheBigE5

Georgia

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

A - Poured from a growler about 2 hours after purchase. Minimal head. Copper brown with a slight haze and a red tint

S - Grassy, yeasty but also sweet

T - Hoppy at the start that moves to malt and leads to a sweet finish with a little note of alcohol

M - extremely pleasant mouthfeel, the previous reviewer said it best, its silky in the mouth then warm on the throat.

O - I have never had this particular style of beer before, but i was very impressed. Easy sipping with a decently high abv, good taste and great drinkability

11-19-2011 01:02:40 | More by TheBigE5
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michaelmatters

California

2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

12-27-2011 08:14:04 | More by michaelmatters
Biere De Garde from Left Hand Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.