Biere de Garde

Biere de Garde

316 beers | 3.572 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
Sierra Nevada Trip in the Woods: Bière de Garde
CA, United States
1
3.200
Chapelle Northmaen Asgard
France
1
3.275
De Clerck Colvert
France
1
3.225
De Clerck La Belle Siska
France
1
3.050
Summit Unchained 14 Biere de Garde
MN, United States
1
3.300
Bell's Le Batteur Ale
MI, United States
1
3.125
Perennial Artisan Glitter And Gold
MO, United States
1
3.125
Oxbow Brewing Oxtoberfest
ME, United States
1
3.200
Amsterdam Highborn Farmhand
Canada
1
3.125
Monday Night Brewing Don't Let Your Garde Down
GA, United States
1
3.150
JailHouse Beer of the Guards
GA, United States
1
3.125
Chant du Loup Louve Noire
France
1
3.025
Latitude 33 Bière de Mars
CA, United States
1
3.200
Ommegang Bigger and Bretter
NY, United States
1
3.200
Chant du Loup Louve Blanche
France
1
3.125
Lepers 8 Blonde
France
1
3.175
Southern Star Blind Ambition
TX, United States
1
3.050
Jester King Reposé
TX, United States
1
3.125
Rogness Beardy Guard
TX, United States
1
3.200
Lepers L'Angelus, au Froment
France
1
3.350