Bière De Garde | Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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Bière De GardeBière De Garde

Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Bière de Garde

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
25 IBU

Added by jmbranum on 11-11-2007

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Photo of escapements
4.57/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This one is a keeper...
Pours a very nice golden orange/brown only slightly cloudy from a settled pour. Malty goodness abounds with many complexities and flavors. Cloves, bananas, some tangy lemon. Bread, yeast and honey in the nose. Hops present, but only in balance. Overall on the sweet side, but in a good, not overly filling, way.
Very good mouthfeel, carbonation is just right...very smooth. Letting it warm up is a good idea also as the flavors expand.
ABV (info direct from the Brewmaster, Michael Lalli) is 7%.
This beer is, overall, very awesome. I highly recommend it if you can get your hands on it. It is very drinkable for session, or with a nice grilled steak.
A very real drawback for most reading this is that Choc/Pete's Place hasn't yet achieved a large distribution area.
I have put back several to see how they cellar...

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Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Going to try and be unbiased with this one, as it seems it has some high ratings, but only done by locals so far. Really hoping this to be a good one, as Oklahoma is a bit barren in the craft brew department. Let's see what we got. Pours a dark golden brown with a tan one-finger head that dissipates in a fairly quick fashion. Swirl it around in the tulip a bit and then smells of bready, somewhat spicy malts and some apples. Tastes malty and a bit bready and fruity as well. Full-bodied and quite drinkable as it goes down smooth with a hint of alcohol heat at the end. Am very curious to see the alcohol content. My guess is 6-8%.

No bias here. This is a very good beer, and the Kreb's bunch should be very proud of this one. I'm in the mood for a little road-trip and a bit of Italian food to pair this one with now!

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Photo of tronester
4.39/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a golden orange with a small, off-white head. Slightly cloudy due to the bottle conditioning and perhaps some proteins? Seems to have the signature hefeweizen aroma. Taste is malty and sweet, with a bit of bananas and cloves as well as a slight lemony flavor. Perhaps they have a little wheat malt in here? The hop bitterness is there and rounds things out, but is somewhat faint. Rich mouthfeel, full bodied. Good carbonation. This is a very good beer, it would be very easy to drink the entire 22oz bottle by myself. Not too overpowering, would make a good session beer.

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Photo of jmbranum
4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The big 22 oz. bottle says this is #1 of the new "Brewmaster's Signature Series," and if this is a sign of things to come, I am very thrilled.

Probably the best beer currently brewed in Oklahoma. This is the first beer I've had of the style, but according to what the BA style guide says this beer is spot on. Lots of glorious malt, nice roasted sweetness with some very slight but refreshing fruity tang. Reminds me of fresh baked brown bread. In fact, it almost reminds me just a touch of Aventinus (a very different style) but much less intense. The aroma is heavy on the malty notes. Extremely drinkable (I wish I bought more than one bottle of this one) and the mouthfeel is just right.

Beautiful in the glass. Nice amber colored with generous white head. Maybe just a tiny bit of haze.

I like this beer a lot. I suspect I'll appreciate this beer even more on the second try and will pick up a lot more complexity than this first try. It truly is a world-class beer. Way to go Kreb's Brewing! You do Oklahoma proud!

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