Biere de Garde

Biere de Garde

311 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
Thiriez LEsquelbécoise
France
3
3.350
LAbbatiale de Saint-Amand Blonde
France
3
3.084
Des 2 Caps Blonde
France
3
3.167
McKenzie Bavay
PA, United States
3
3.434
Annoeullin LAngelus Bière de Froment
France
3
3.284
McKenzie French Country Spring Beer
PA, United States
3
3.217
Craftsman Bier De Garde
CA, United States
3
3.450
La Tour dOstrevant
France
3
3.317
La Porte de Hainaut Ambrée
France
2
3.340
Chapelle Northmaen Blonde
France
2
3.180
Titletown Biere de Garde
WI, United States
2
3.240
Bell's Le Pianiste
MI, United States
2
3.300
Bières d’Anjou La Piautre Ambrée
France
2
3.160
BFM Cuvée du 10ème
Switzerland
2
3.340
Craftsman Bier De Mars
CA, United States
2
3.200
Saint-Germain Page 24 Bière de Noël
France
2
3.440
Abbaye de Vaucelles
France
2
3.280
Chapelle Northmaen Brune
France
2
3.220
De Clerck La Fanette
France
2
3.280
XO Beer Armagnac
France
2
2.840