The "Original Gatoraid", Bière de Garde was said to give the French and Belgian farmer a much needed boost of energy during the day, due to the low alcohol and relatively high residual sugar content. Our version has a bit more malt than tradition dictates, but we think you will find this beer highly drinkable. The malt is the focus of this style of beer, with a slight toasty nose from the Munich. A yeasty character is not uncommon, and is achieved by an extended period of contact with the yeast bed – some commercial breweries go for up to six weeks! This should be fermented at 64°F.
Makes 5 gallons
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.080-84
Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%
SRM (Color Range): 15
Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.
WLP011 - White Labs European Ale
WLP830 - White Labs German Lager
WY2124 - Wyeast Bohemian Lager
GY048 - GigaYeast Golden Pear Belgian Ale
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|Ready to Drink Within||4-8 Weeks|
|Alcohol Content||High (7-9%)|
|Fermentation Temp Range||64-72|