Heavyweight Biere dArt

Heavyweight Biere dArt

Rated 3.558 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Heavyweight Brewing Co

Ocean City, NJ, United States

Style:  Biere de Garde

7.7% Alcohol by Volume

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A biere de garde or farmhouse beer. It's brewed exclusively with French pale malt and German hops. A long boil develops a deep amber color and malty complexity. A small amount of black pepper in the boil contributes a subtle spiciness. The beer is fermented with a wonderful monastic lager yeast and the finished beer is bottled-conditioned and packaged in 750 ml. corked bottles. The bottle wears a label of beaux art. It features an image of an abstract painting by Canadian artist: Christine Haley.

ID: 9936 Last updated 18 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank2385
Overall Percentile95.5
Style Rank17 of 210
Style Percentile91.9
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score4.9
Average Score3.663
Weighted Score3.558
Standard Deviation0.453

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  • FLASHPRO 1175 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    I reviewed this beer last year at a beer event and just found my tasting sheet. I only wrote down the score, so I'm afraid this is all I have to say :(

  • SAFPJF 20 reviews
    rated 3.5 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Black pepper. Nice addon. Sweet. Refreshing. I liked it but not enough to hit the top on the scale. 7.7%. Big Beer. Down Tasting. Going try it some more. Interesting. Hops Light.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 3.9 18 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    07.10.04. Beaker of beer at Heavywieght open house. I’ve sampled this beer a number of times in the past at a greater maturity and always enjoyed it. Today I sampled a very young (5 month old) taste of the new batch. It’s a rather opaque, amber brew with a gigantic head and sticky lace. Aromas are subtle, fresh, and spicey. the yeasts don’t dominate ne nose, letting the grassy maltiness come through. A bit crisp and weedy in the front, then a shift to fresh and juicy bell pepper and ripe summer fruits (this seems to be replaced by an emergence of a young mustiness with age). Nice beer. Some of the older bottles can get a bit funky in a rubbery sort of way if the corks don’t hold up, but Tom says that he has resolved that problem. This new batch seems like it will be great.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 4.2 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    When poured without the sediment the body is gorgeous, a bright glowing rosy copper that is warm and inviting. The head starts off an off-white sandy foam but fades quickly, although there is a constant cascade of small bubbles. Later in the bottle with the yeast, the beer becomes a cloudy brown and loses a lot of its beauty. The aroma is lemony (almost like lemon scented cleaning chemicals), grassy. The flavor has that same something that the Jade French Country Ale had. Venom described it as wet pennies, and I didn't think of it until then, but it really does taste like copper, especially with the surprisingly bitter hop bite. Bitter grass. A bit of caramel, spicy. Tasty beer, but a surprisingly bitter one. Almost unbalances itself. I think this would age nicely.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.8 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Medium gold color. Small head. Aroma is fruity, funky and yeasty. A medium bodied saison. Malts are fruity and sweet. Bright yeasts. Funky and musty. Lots of coriander and apricot flavors. Nice balance. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clan and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet and tart.

  • BFELDMANN 1056 reviews
    rated 3.4 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    At first pour, the smell was awful. Aroma was skunky big time. Apperance was light cloudy brown Medium head with okay lacing. I didn't pick it up till ealge said it buy falvor was taken over by black pepper with a barnyard flavor. Okay beer.

  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.3 18 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Well, I'd rather buy an American "French" beer than support the French, and this one was fairly true to the style. Appearance was caramel colored, decent head, nice lacing. The aroma was skunky and grassy straight from the bottle, much like a green European import, kinda nasty. From the glass, not bad, spicy, some sweetness, and some funk. The flavor was comparable, but the pepper got to me, a bit too much, dominating the barnyard wheat tasting base. Mouthfeel was carbonated, nothing special.

  • FOZAPD 474 reviews
    rated 3.7 18 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Heavyweight Biere dArt poured a deep amber color (almost orange). The aroma was sweet and malty. It had a very sweet dark fruit taste to it. It was drinkable yet somewhat complex. Worth a try.

  • JOHNC 1186 reviews
    rated 3.1 19 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 8

    orange colored, sweet, fruity. nice, very drinkable. the nose had caramel notes in it.

  • JDE123 663 reviews
    rated 3.6 19 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    On tap at Blind Tiger in NYC. Pours a cloudy gold, pleasant aroma with a citrusy flavor. Moderatly spicy, with hints of fruits throughout. Overall, I really enjoyed this beer, and look forward to many more.

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