1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Schlafly Bière De Garde - The Schlafly Tap Room

Not Rated.
Schlafly Bière De GardeSchlafly Bière De Garde

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

226 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 226
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Schlafly Tap Room visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Bière de Garde |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Bière de Garde invokes the tradition of the farmhouse ales of Northern France, renowned for their subtle aromas of apricot and allspice. Four different types of malt create a toffee sweetness, while French Strisselspalt hops add a subtle spice flavor. The beer is fermented with a distinct French farmhouse ale strain, then bottle conditioned with extra sugar and yeast for at least two weeks.

Bière de Garde translates to “beer which has been kept or stored”. This traditional, artisan farmhouse ale from Northern France was brewed in early spring and stored in cold cellars for consumption in warmer months. While related to its spicier, tarter Belgian cousin Saison, Bière de Garde is a richer, sweeter beer.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-31-2007)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BigGold
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ngntjp
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of Tafyob41
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of DrBobPierce
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of todesengel135
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Herky21
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

Photo of Kingcurio
3.84/5  rDev 0%

Photo of diablo14
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of 30helens
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ristaccia
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of irishpride
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of patre_tim
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Copper, cloudy with lots of fine bubbled carbonation. A 3 finger yellowish candy glass looking bubbly head that fades fast. There was an overflow of foamy mass moving upwards, first protruding up the neck of the bottle and then finally out the top after the first pour.

S: An iron like quality, green herbs, a freezer burn like quality, a hint of lemon candy, caramel, crème brule, toffee, nail polish remover, Belgian yeasts, aged musty cellar quality.

T: Crème brule, caramel, toffee, nail polish remover, musty cellar, iron, light sweetness, very little lemony quality, a solid malty backbone, little bittering hops.

M: Medium light syrupy body, lots of fine bubbled carbonation.

O: My first in this style, I am really liking this beer. Got it in St Louis, drinking it in Rolla, MO, Aug 5th, 2014. Visually impressive with the initial overflow of carbonation, the first American Beer I’ve had that has captured that sometimes found Belgian aspect.

Photo of pschie1
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of HooRy9er
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of TaylorSohn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of KAF
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of zacalabeer76
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Photo of muskiesman
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Benesi88
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Ursch79
4/5  rDev +4.2%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Schlafly Bière De Garde from The Schlafly Tap Room
87 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.