Flying dog “Gaurd Dog” Beer

OK, actually it is spelled “Garde Dog” as in “a traditional French Biere de Garde”.

Via Beeradvocate:

The Biere de Garde is golden to deep copper or light brown in color. They are moderate to medium in body. This style of beer is characterized by a toasted malt aroma, slight malt sweetness in flavor, and medium hop bitterness. Noble-type hop aromas and flavors should be low to medium. Fruity esters can be light to medium in intensity. Flavor of alcohol is evident. Earthy, cellar-like, musty aromas and flavors are okay. Diacetyl should not be perceived but chill haze is okay. Often bottle conditioned with some yeast character.

This beer just hit stores shelves within the past few days. Freshly brewed during March (this month), this brew is meant to be consumed during spring and summer. It would make a very nice summer drinking beer as it is quite easy to drink. Unfortunately, this beer just doesn’t do it for me. I would describe it as almost “tasteless”. PLEASE keep in mind that I am used to drinking heavier beers (IPA’s, stouts, Imperials).

**UPDATE** I drank a Garde Dog the other night with a big plate of chicken Parmesan and spaghetti and this beer went great with it. Nice and refreshing and easy to drink! So, perhaps one should give this dog a chance.

Some specs from the brewer:

ABV: 5.8%
Plato: 14
IBU’s: 27
Specialty Malts: Malted White Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Rye Malt, Biscuit
Hops: French Strisserspalt, Saaz
Process: Spring French classic brewed with an American twist

More info and humor (always from this brewer) here.

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