Brett Bière De Garde | Jack's Abby Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Aged in white wine barrels for three months with the wild yeast brettanomyces. Light notes of oak counter an intense funkiness from the wild fermentation. The base lager for this beer was brewed in the French farmhouse style. We added our own twist by adding 30% Rye Malt, locally grown Triticale from MA and amber Belgian candy sugar. We left this beer slightly hazy to accentuate the mild fruity yeasty character.

Added by Jason on 04-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
65
Reviews:
18
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
11.34%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
6
For Trade:
1
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Patrick, thanks again!

Pours a hazy and bright orange color with a huge white head.

Aromas are of white wine, light vinegar, cut grass, and lemon zest.

Taste is lighter than the nose suggests, but still quite pleasant. Light sweetness, clean, with some cream, nuttiness, and a light sour and tart finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, with nice body,

Overall an enjoyable and unique beer. Well worth trying.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Ryan for sharing this one. Served in a Half Acre taster glass.

A - Generous white foam settles to a thick cap, leaving behind loads of lacing. Hazed orange-yellow body. Nice-looking brew.

S - Lots of brett presence, imparting notes of earth, funk, and mild sulfur. Not overly oaky, but somewhat vinous. Fairly neutral backdrop of bread and Belgian yeast. Don't get much of the rye or candi sugar.

T - The taste has more in common with the base. Similar to Private Rye, but with notes of white wine and tropical fruit funk. The sulfur I got in the aroma is thankfully gone, but there's still a mildly earthy character that lingers.

M - Smooth, medium body. Pleasant carbonation, chewy texture, pretty dry in the finish, with no perceptible alcohol.

D - I liked this quite a bit. The base beer lends itself to the barrel-aging and brett and enhanced the complexity without being overly heavy-handed. I hope they make this again, although I'm curious about what makes this a 'lager'.

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Brett Bière De Garde from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 65 ratings.
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