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

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, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.


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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
Pre-MilledY
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I've has a hankering for Trois Monts for quite awhile, so I thought that I'd make it myself.
Andrew Kelly on Sep 24, 2019
I've has a hankering for Trois Monts for quite awhile, so I thought that I'd make it myself.
Andrew Kelly on Sep 24, 2019
Low alcohol? I see about 18# of grain and est 8% abv. Is this "low" compared to wine or spirits?
Nathaniel Reynolds on Jun 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Nathaniel - This beer has a lower abv compared to wine or spirits, but is on the higher side compared to other beer styles.
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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