Old Guard
Service Brewing Company

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Farmhouse Ale - Bière de Garde
Ranked #30
Ranked #14,479
4.01 | pDev: 7.98%
Service Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
Very Good
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DrMullet from Florida

3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark amber/mahogany with minimal head.
Smell is a malty mix of dark fruit, clove and spice.
Taste is heavy on the spice and raisin.
Some toasted malt and mildly boozy.

Apr 12, 2020
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ordybill from Georgia

3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the tap into a tulip glass at the Service Brewery in Savannah. The appearance is an amber brown color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is slight malt with bread. The taste is yeasty bread with mild malt.

Apr 21, 2017
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oberon from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an oversized wine glass a rich amber/brown with a full two finger light tannish colored head atop that settles into a soapy-like mass.Mild phenols and some light toastiness,a hint of earth is detected as well.Alot like a true beer of the style wich means no sour and/or funkiness,malty and bready with some lighter spiced phenols wich means clove mainly,with more bready dough,and stone fruit in the finish.Alot more like a true biere de garde compared to too many out there right now.Solid.

Jul 10, 2016
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ArchimedesSox from Georgia

4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear amber color, 1 inch, khaki head, lots of fizz floating up from the bottom,

S: Belgian yeast, spice, clove, plum, raisin, malts

T: Spice is pretty intense, plum, raisin, spice, clove, sweet malts

M: Really bubbly, medium feel, spicy aftertaste

O: Never had this style but I can definitely tell its a belgian. Glad to see Service is trying other things than just a Pale Ale and IPA. Excited to see more offerings from them as they grow.

Jun 14, 2015
Old Guard from Service Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 35 ratings