French-Style Biere De Garde

The name translates as “beer for keeping.” This style is popping up more and more from U.S. producers. Blond, amber and brown versions exist. Bier de garde examples are light amber to chestnut brown or red in color. This style is characterized by a toasted malt aroma and slight malt sweetness. Flavor of alcohol is evident. Often bottle-conditioned, with some yeast character.