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Biere de Garde - All Grain Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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Description

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
  • SRM (Color Range): 15
  • IBU's: 19-22
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 8%

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.

ABV %8
IBU21
SRM15
Beer StyleSpecialty
Ready to Drink Within4-8 Weeks
Alcohol ContentHigh (7-9%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodAll Grain
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Smooth finish, packs a punch
This was one of the first all-grain recipes I made on my new MoreBeer Tippy 15 gallon system. This is the highest O.G. recipe I have made to date - but based on the results, certainly not the last. I made a single 5 gallon batch due to the large grain bill. Check you mashtun volume and plan accordingly. 10 days in the primary, 3 months in secondary resting at 40 degrees. Kegged with forced carbonation (intentionally slightly under-carbonated for style).

I recently took a vacation to Belgium and this beer reminds me of several of the better Belgian dubbels I had, but with more kick.

This Belgian/Franco strong brown ale balances residual sweetness and maltiness with a lingering alcohol finish that evaporates smoothly off the back of your tongue. A real winner and crowd favorite while tailgating this past weekend. I had just enough left over to enjoy a few (too many) myself last night. Be careful, this is good stuff, but boy does it pack a punch.
May 7, 2013