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Schlafly Bière De Garde - The Schlafly Tap Room

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86
very good

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.95%
Wants: 17
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
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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)
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Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Duvel tulip. Moderate hand. Label on the base reads "bottled with love 3 1913".

A: Hazy, caramel-colored body with 1.5 fingers of off-white head. Ok retention. Light lacing.

S: Sweet malt with a bit of spice, honey, brown sugar. Light noble hops. Some fruit - I detect apple, tangerine/orange. Faintly floral with some touches of earthy funk.

T: Lightly sweet, fruity malt up front with development of a moderate hop bitterness. Semi-dry finish. No significant alcohol presence. Slight tang on the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with a nice moderately-full body. Nice creaminess on top. Fills nicely.

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Schlafly Bière De Garde from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.