Type
Origin
Glass
Serving Temperature

7°-13°

Description

Biere de Garde translates as “beer for keeping.” This style is popping up more and more from U.S. producers. Blond, amber and brown versions exist. Biere de garde examples are light amber to chestnut brown or red in color. This style is characterized by a toasted malt aroma and slight malt sweetness. Flavor of alcohol is evident. Often bottle-conditioned, with some yeast character.

Quantitative
  • SRM Color Scale
    7 - 16
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    20 - 30
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    4.4% - 8.0%
Flavor
  • Alcohol
    Mild to Noticeable
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma and flavor are low to medium, from noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is low to medium
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    Toast, Caramel, Toffee
  • Yeast Esters
    Fruity-ester flavors can be low to medium in intensity
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
Palate
  • Body
    Soft to Mouth-Coating
  • Carbonation
    High
  • Finish Length
    Short to Medium
  • Attenuation
    70 - 80
Ingredients
  • Hops
    Fuggle
  • Malt
    CaraVienna, Pilsner, Munich, Black Patent
  • Water
    Soft Water
  • Yeast
    Ale, Brettanomyces possible
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    Soft Ripened Cheeses
  • Entrée
    Roasted Lamb with Mint
  • Dessert
    Pecan Pie
Appearance
  • Carbonation
    Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
    Clear to Slight Haze
  • Color
    Light Amber to Chestnut Brown or Red
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