Bière de Garde

A fairly strong, malt-accentuated, lagered artisanal farmhouse beer.

Medium to high malt flavor often with a toasty, toffeelike or caramel sweetness. Malt flavors and complexity tend to
increase as beer color darkens. Medium-low hop bitterness provides some support, but the balance is always tilted toward the malt. The malt flavor lasts into the finish but the finish is medium-dry to dry, never cloying. Low to no hop flavor, although paler versions can have slightly higher levels of herbal or spicy hop flavor (which can also come from the yeast).

Commercial Examples:

Jenlain (amber), Jenlain Bière de Printemps (blond), St. Amand (brown), Ch’Ti Brun (brown), Ch’Ti Blond (blond), La Choulette (all 3 versions), La Choulette Bière des Sans Culottes (blond), Saint Sylvestre 3 Monts (blond), Biere Nouvelle (brown), Castelain (blond), Jade (amber), Brasseurs Bière de Garde (amber), Southampton Bière de Garde (amber), Lost Abbey Avante Garde (blond)

What The Beersluts have to say:

Sorry buddies, we haven’t done a proper taste test on these beers yet!!

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