French-style Biere de Garde
Biere de Garde is a strong Belgian Ale that has been aged for 6 months. The beer style, Biere de Garde actually means “aged beer” and is traditionally brewed with candi sugar and spices. Ours has over 30 pounds of light candi sugar added to the boil, and has been spiced with Grains of Paradise, a pungent spice native to West Africa, that has a slight peppery flavor. This deep copper colored beer is sweet, and full bodied. It is fermented with Belgian yeast. It is served in a Belgian-style beer goblet due to its high alcohol content. It has a very earthy, sweet flavor starting out, followed by a slightly floral aftertaste with a hint of apricot in the finish.