This is the first beer from Blue Lobster that didn’t get a high rating from me. That may be more due to the style than the beer itself as Biere de Garde are not overly exciting. This was brewed as a base beer for a port barrel aged beer that should add a lot to the original brew.
This beer has a nice deep red color with a thin tan head. Not a lot of aroma but what is there is a light malt. Taste is simple with the same sweet light malts coming in and only a slight bitterness in the finish. Overall this is a fairly simple beer but should work well as the base for their port barrel aged experiment. Looking forward to that beer when it is available.
Alcohol Content: 6.3% ABV
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Blue Lobster (Facebook Page)
Brewers Description: Our interpretation of a traditional Biere De Garde. Brewed in collaboration with Paul Vaughn utilizing fresh ground Tennessee Grits. Clean, malty, and unassuming. This beer is also the base for Paul’s Boutique, our brett/bacteria port barrel Biere De Garde.