Biere de Garde

Biere de Garde

293 beers | 3.573 Avg Score

A Northern French artisanal farmhouse ale, the biere de garde style covers a range of subvarieties, including blond, amber, and brown. Examples across each subvariety all emphasize the malty (most commonly earthy, toasty, toffee, and caramel) character of the beer and frequently have a musty cellared attribute (the name, biere de garde, can be literally translated as "beer of keeping," and refers to the months long cold conditioning - lagering - of these beers after fermentation). The darker versions have more complex flavors and the hops are normally more subdued, while the lighter versions allow the hops to come through stronger (but still secondary to the rich maltiness). The mouthfeel of a biere de garde is typically moderate to heavy and the alcohol levels can be in the higher 8% ABV range. The biere de garde style can be brewed with lager or ale yeasts, but under cooler ale fermentation temperatures.

Beer | Location Reviews Score
Jolly Pumpkin Oro de Calabaza
MI, United States
43
3.830
St. Sylvestre Trois Monts Flanders Gold
France
38
3.661
Jolly Pumpkin La Roja
MI, United States
36
3.744
Flying Dog Garde Dog
MD, United States
21
3.130
Two Brothers Domaine Dupage
IL, United States
20
3.374
Lost Abbey Avant Garde Ale
CA, United States
19
3.528
Bière des Sans Culottes
France
19
3.586
Southampton Biere de Garde (French Country Christmas Ale)
NY, United States
18
3.505
La Goudale
France
17
3.365
Gavroche
France
17
3.610
Jenlain Ambree
France
17
3.455
Heavyweight Biere dArt
NJ, United States
16
3.558
Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi Ale
CA, United States
16
3.611
Ommegang Biere de Mars
NY, United States
15
3.561
La Bavaisienne
France
15
3.850
La Choulette Blonde
France
14
3.412
XO Beer
France
13
3.344
Jolly Pumpkin Biere de Mars
MI, United States
12
3.700
Southampton Biere De Mars
NY, United States
12
3.640
La Choulette Ambree
France
11
3.428