Biere de Garde literally means "beer which has been kept." Related to the Belgian Saison style, the difference is the rounder, richer, sweeter, malt-focused taste. This beer is traditionally brewed in early spring.
Biere de Garde | Belgian and French Ale
|12.5||lb. Dingemans (formally DeWolf-Cosyns) pale malt|
|1.0||lb. flaked barley|
|1.0||lb. Munich malt|
|1.0||lb. Vienna malt|
|.25||lb. Biscuit malt|
|.25||lb. honey malt|
|1.0||oz. Northern Brewer pellet hops (60 min.)|
|.25||oz. Tettnang pellet hops (20 min.)|
|.25||oz. Hallertau pellet hops (20 min.)|
|1.25||cups dry malt extract to prime|
|1 vial||White Labs WLP 550 Belgian ale yeast|
- Original Gravity: 1.079
- Final Gravity: 1.021
- ABV: 7.6%
- IBU: n/a
- SRM: n/a
- Boil Time: 60 minutes
- Efficiency: n/a
- Pre-boil Volume: n/a
- Pre-boil Gravity: n/a
Mash grains at 160ºF for 70 min.
- "A pretty well made Biere de Garde - Can take some more age - but the malt flavors are good. Well balanced by some alcohol and just enough hops. Well done."