Bière De Garde - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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3.8/5 rDev -1.3%
a - poured a two-fingers thick bubbly and light tan head into a willi becher that settled to a thin ring. this was almost a gusher due to bottle-conditioning. the body was a bright amber color.
s - yeasty, floral hops, some fruitiness.
t - floral hops, bready, green apples give it a hint of tartness.
m - bubbly and coating.
o - this bottle is approximately a 2011.
08-16-2013 16:18:26 | More by GPHarris
3.79/5 rDev -1.6%
P: Murky copper body with floating specks. Looks like a swamp bog. A bountiful display of dense cream colored pillow top head. Great retention leaving behind rocky cliff ledges and a smooth, melted icecream like, sea of beauty.
S: Sweet prunes, toasted caramel malt, soapy grains, musty fabric covered furniture, wood rot and moss. Crystallized sugar and tannins. Aroma is really malt forward with subtle musty notes.
T/M: Taste follows the nose and introduces cherry alcohol, grapes, and strong brewed tea. Medium creamy body with delicate carbonation.
O: Super malted and nice sweet palate. I would like to age this and see where it goes. I would have liked to have more funk and musty notes but overall it a well done beer.
02-24-2013 00:57:41 | More by Hopswagger
4.08/5 rDev +6%
22oz into a tulip. Pours a hazed orangeade, clumpy froth, dense, nice lacing.
Rich yeasty grainy aroma with light skinned fruits and a touch of flora.
Taste delivers what the nose knew. Delicious fairly traditional Bière De Garde. Not overly sweet, touch of bitter touch of dry, pleasantly fading aftertaste. Medium bodied lively mouthfeel.
03-19-2012 23:26:33 | More by impending
3.5/5 rDev -9.1%
Poured this 22 oz. brown bottle into a Tripel Karmeliet glass. No date. The body was rich golden colored with a modest head. The second pour was more opaque.
The smell was 7-Up and apple juice.
The taste was tangy and yeasty. Fruit, crisp apples. Biscuits and maybe nut bread. Salty. Interesting beer, lots of flavor going on here.
The mouthfeel was maybe a bit undercarbonated for the style. There was a light scrubbing zestiness and amedium bodied heft.
08-31-2011 14:53:09 | More by Cresant
3.6/5 rDev -6.5%
Another bottle busted out by Deuane.
A - Pours murky amber brown with a small half finger tall white head leaving light lace down the glass.
S - Smells of light spice, graham cracker caramel malt, candied sugar, and some dulled fruit like pears and apples. Not too bad so far.
T - Starts off with a bit of candied sugar sweetness quickly giving way to a mix of graham cracker caramel malt, dulled fruit, and some light spice. A bit too thin for my liking. The finish is a mix of sweetness and light fruitiness, lingering for a short period of time.
M - Medium body and flavor with moderate carbonation. A bit thin in the feel with some lingering sweetness in the finish.
O - I am not sure how old this one is but either way it was not too bad but it isn't something I would go seeking out.
08-10-2011 19:31:37 | More by orangesol
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
Thanks to Deuane for sharing. A Bière De Garde from Oklahoma. What's this world coming to?
A: The ale is an amber brown color, dark dirty copper even, with a thin band of white head. Still translucent too.
S: Pleasantly spiced with candi sugars and biscuity malts sharing the spotlight. The malty base seems like a good foundation for the sugars and yeast.
T: Lighter fruits, a sweet presence, register immediately. Not a fruit beer, the flavors still come through quite nicely. Lightly toasted grains add more of a malty finish, a denser cousin to the saison. Lighter apples and pears are the primary fruit flavors that come out of the ale.
M: The mouthfeel is a little thin, too quick to fly away. The assertive malts and lighter fruit flavors are a nice reminder of the BdG style.
07-25-2011 13:18:14 | More by akorsak
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
Bomber split 2 ways between Unibroue Tulips
A ~ Translucent peach with a nice soft head with very tightly clustered bubbles
S ~ White grapes, booze, peaches, chardonnay
T ~ Subtle spiced peaches... Orange zest, candied lemon, Prairie grass & apricot follow. Nice sour yeast flavor subtly floating through the whole time. Little very faint hint of banana bread and clove
M ~ Warm on the throat with A fantastic spice
palette that just gets better and better.
D ~ I love the balance and how consistent this one improves. So drinkable and with the 7.00 abv, I don't have to worry about not being able to have a few more bombers.
06-25-2011 04:42:16 | More by chocosushi
3.4/5 rDev -11.7%
A: Cloudy and deep orange/amber with a thin cream-colored film; lacing is okay
S: Lots of yeasty fruitiness: Lemon, pear, apricot, apple--especially apple cider--some boozy alcohol as well as some wood characteristics
T: A bit too sweet--fruity especially; apples and pears but it just doesn't quite enough of a malt backbone to support it--sweet and dry and a bit too much; in the end far to sweet
F: A bit thin when it comes down to it; nice carbonation up front
O: The beer smells great but the sweet apple cider in the flavors make it a bit tough to drink though it does get better as it warms
06-04-2011 01:14:52 | More by dbossman
4/5 rDev +3.9%
This is my first Biere de Garde. I picked it up while in Florida last week (definitely didn't expect to find Krebs there). It poured a dirty, mop water like copper in color with a one finger off white head that laced the glass. The aromas are interesting. The first thing I think of is oatmeal. It smells like dry oatmeal just after you open the package. It also gives off honey, yeast, pale malt, and some Dortmunder like qualities. It tastes pretty good. It features a good amount of yeast and honey, pale malt sweetness. It kind of has a sweet saison thing going on. I keep thinking of oatmeal with honey. It's pretty tasty. It drinks medium in body and is pretty drinkable. The alcohol isn't present at all and the aftertaste is appealing as well. I found this to be a pretty good beer.
04-12-2011 02:54:05 | More by aasher
Bière De Garde from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.