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Schlafly Bière De Garde - The Schlafly Tap Room

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BA SCORE
86
very good

223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 19
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent biere de garde. Frankly, it seems more like a Belgian ale that has a tart aspect to it. Thankfully that seemed to calm down over time. But it's still there more than I would like. Thicker feel and flavor on this one. A good stab at the style, but I think I have had better. Though most of those would be from across the pond.

RblWthACoz, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Schlafly Biere de Garde

A- pour yields a 2 finger tan head receding and leaving some beautiful lacing. Beer is a beautiful deep gold color. 4.25

S- nice grain, lemon, fresh cut grass, doughy yeast, and strangely I get some chocolate ice cream 4.25

T- grain, slight spice, peppery, lemon, doughy yeast, pear, earthy, excellent. 4.25

M- great mouthfeel. Medium-above medium body and medium carbonation. 4.25

O- excellent beer that was a complete pleasure. Great Biere de Garde 4.25

Low A

t420o, Jun 26, 2013
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Schlafly Bière De Garde from The Schlafly Tap Room
86 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.