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Breckenridge Brewery

Breckenridge Brewery
Brewery Lane Series Meritage Grape Juice Bière de Garde

Category: Biere de Garde

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.0%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Breckenridge Brewery
Brewery Lane Series Meritage Grape Juice Bière de Garde

Category: Biere de Garde

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 9.0%
Amber color. Savory aromas of petit jambon de Paris, allspice dusted peanuts, toffee popcorn, Bolognese, warm milk, and demi glace with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a complex, medium-long caramelized onions and squash, parsley, dill, celery leaf, and sunflower seeds finish. Table-tuned flavors rich with herbal inflection.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: petit jambon de Paris, allspice dusted peanuts, toffee popcorn, Bolognese, warm milk, and demi glace
Taste Flavor: caramelized onions and squash, parsley, dill, celery leaf, and sunflower seeds
Bitterness Bitterness: Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Lasagna, Peking Duck, Camembert
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Table-tuned flavors rich with herbal inflection.

The Producer

Breckenridge Brewery

The Producer
471 Kalamath St
Denver, CO 80204
USA
1 800-328-6723

Biere de Garde

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Serve in a Thistle
Biere de gardes range in color from pale gold to chestnut brown and in alcohol from 5.5-8%. These beers originated as farmhouse ales in northern France and are defined by their rich, sweet malt character. In addition, expect unique flavors and aromas ranging from herbal to woody to spicy, which are results of fermentation and cellaring. This style is usually packaged in distinctive, cork and cage bottles and the best examples are still brewed in their region of origin. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Brasserie Castelain Blond Biere de Garde, Unibroue Terrible, Brasserie La Choulette Ambree Biere de Garde and Brasserie Duyck Jenlain.