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  • Bière de Garde

    Bière de Garde

    Aroma: Prominent malty sweetness, often with a complex, light to moderate intensity toasty-bready-rich malt character. Low to moderate esters. Little to no hop aroma (may be a bit spicy, peppery, or herbal). Paler versions will still be malty but will lack richer, deeper aromatics and may have a bit more hops. Generally quite clean, although stronger versions may have a light, spicy alcohol note as it warms.

    Appearance: Three main variations exist (blond, amber and brown), so color can range from golden-blonde to reddishbronze to chestnut brown. Clarity is brilliant to fair, although haze is not unexpected in this type of often unfiltered beer. Well-formed head, generally white to off-white (varies by beer color), average persistence.

    Flavor: Medium to high malt flavor often with a toasty-rich, biscuity, toffee-like or light caramel-sweet character. Malt flavors and complexity tend to increase with beer color. Low to moderate esters and alcohol flavors. Medium-low hop bitterness provides some support, but the balance is always tilted toward the malt. Darker versions will have more of an initial malty-sweet impression than paler versions, but all should be malty in the palate and finish. The malt flavor lasts into the finish, which is medium-dry to dry, never cloying. Low to no hop flavor (spicy, peppery, or herbal), although paler versions can have slightly higher levels of herbal or spicy hop flavor (which can also come from the yeast). Smooth, welllagered character, even if made with ale yeast. Aftertaste of malt (character appropriate for the color) with some dryness and light alcohol.

    Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-light (lean) body, often with a smooth, creamy-silky character. Moderate to high carbonation. Moderate alcohol warming, but should be very smooth and never hot.

    Overall Impression: A fairly strong, malt-accentuated, lagered artisanal beer with a range of malt flavors appropriate for the color. All are malty yet dry, with clean flavors and a smooth character.

     
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    1.060 - 1.080 1.008 – 1.016 18 – 28 6 – 19 6.0 – 8.5%




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    Bridge Road Biere De Garde
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    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
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    By far the biggest in the Chevalier range, the Biere De Garde is loosely based on traditional Belgian and French farmhouse ales. The Biere De Garde uses a blend of spices to back up the great malt characters. This beer has a rich toffee colour with a creamy off...
     
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    Lost Abbey Avant Garde
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    601 0 1 0

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    Serving types:
    Bottled 750ML
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    7%
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    At the Lost Abbey, we pride ourselves on producing beers of the highest quality and distinction. Avant Garde is our commitment to brewing beers to no particular style. Some might want to label this as a beer brewed in the Biere de Garde tradition of Northern France. We would prefer...
     
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    Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi
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    641 0 1 0

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    Holiday
    It seems that everyone knows the story of the Three Kings. Sent to follow the star in the sky each brought a gift for the baby they sought. One King brought Gold, the other Frankincense and the other Myrrh. Many breweries produce a Christmas Seasonal beer and this is our...
     
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    Serving types:
    On Tap
    Alcohol by Volume (ABV):
    7%
    Availability:
    Available Year-round
    Maillot Jaune, or "Yellow Shirt", is named for the jersey of honor given to the leader of the Tour De France bicycle race held every July. American Lance Armstrong is the only person in history to wear the Maillot Jaune 7 times in a row! Golden in color and blessed...
     
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