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Bière De Garde | The Commons Brewery

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3.85/5
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43 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Commons Brewery
Oregon, United States
commonsbrewery.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Biere de Garde was inspired by the farmhouse beers brewed in Northern France and our friend Steve Jones, Proprietor and Cheesemonger at Cheese Bar in Portland, Oregon. Traditionally, Biere de Garde was brewed while the climate was cooler, then garded (lagered) during the cool months. This beer offers a soft and clean, malt forward flavor with a reserved hop profile.

Added by dirtylou on 05-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,707
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
43
pDev:
12.21%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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3.69/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of morrowd3
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear amber w/ a big fluffy head that settles to a thin collar.

Aroma is bready and fruity. Pear and toasty caramel malt.

Taste follows nose. Sweet, malt-forward, fruity. Bready, toasty. Somewhat reminiscent of a Märzen.

Mouthfeel is semi-dry, slightly prickly carbonation. Balanced.

Overall a really nice, tasty beer.

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Photo of devilmakesthree
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gtermi
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of timotao
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two years old, I think. Has developed some really nice fruitiness.

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bp123
3.6/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anteater
2.65/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

On tap: Thick, syrupy, cherries, not super sweet, medicinal. The taste that's there is alright but its too concentrated.

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3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Imperial_Sapient_Groat
3.68/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.33/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: Poured a light amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with some good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt with light bready notes is OK. Taste is also dominated by bready notes with some dry caramel malt notes and a grainy finish. Body is about average with good carbonation. OK for style but falls a bit short on complexity and I don’t think I would been seeking this on a regular basis.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of AlexFields
3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Quafftastic
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of thedankness
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of abrethanson
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Whole Foods - looking to try some new up and coming Saison / Biere De Garde styles.

A: pours a nice (1-2) finger light tan head that unfortunately disappears instantly and leaves minimal lacing on glass when swirled. Color is a fairly clear deep copper and seems spot on for the style. Looks lean.

S: wife says metallic - i have no sense of smell

T: toasty (toffee) malt sweetness characteristic of style is right up front and carries through flavor. Some nice raisin bread, stone fruit laced, maybe even some orange hiding in there, and minimally noticeable hops at end. Typical of style it tastes of rustic and earthy flavors . The metalic smell comes through in flavor as well. A little heat that holds on and what seems to be some spices - from Strisselspalt hops. Mouthfeel is medium and also very lean.

O: Did not like the first couple sips, but the beer grew on me after the first glass. Not my favorite flavors but does well to hit the style spot on from appearance to flavors. Personally would like a little more complexity, fuller flavor, and less toffee / toasty. That said, the style is typically fairly lean like this beer. The more I drink and think about style the more it continues to impress me.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of ZachT
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Bière De Garde from The Commons Brewery
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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