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.
- 12.5 lb. Dingemans (formally DeWolf-Cosyns) pale malt
- 1.0 lb. flaked barley
- 1.0 lb. Munich malt
- 1.0 lb. Vienna malt
- 0.25 lb. Biscuit malt
- 0.25 lb. honey malt
- 1.0 oz. Northern Brewer pellet hops (60 min.)
- 0.25 oz. Tettnang pellet hops (20 min.)
- 0.25 oz. Hallertau pellet hops (20 min.)
- 1.25 cups dry malt extract to prime
Yield: 6 gallons (22.7 L)
Original Gravity: 1.079
Final Gravity: 1.021
Boil Time: 60 minutes
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."
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