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Bruce's Biere De Garde

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Bruce's Biere De Garde

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Beer Style: Bière de Garde  (16D)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

Bière de Garde


malt color value is 30 and SRM is 15
Tasted after 10 days in bottle and I have to admit this is one of the best tasting brews i've ever made. I truely believe that the long lagering had everything to do with the great outcome. It has a malty smooth flavor with a caramel notes at the end with a nice creamy head. Discribed in one word ... delicious!!


  • Batch: 7 Gals
  • 14 lbs Pilsner (Belgium) 2 Row Malt
  • 2.5 lbs Munich Malt
  • 0.87 lbs Aromatic Malt
  • 0.35 lbs Biscuit Malt
  • 0.5 lbs Caravienne
  • 0.25 lbs Black Patent Malt
  • 0.5 lbs Orange Blossum Honey
  • White Labs European Ale Yeast
  • 1 oz Brewers Gold (60 min)
  • .5 oz Hallertauer (20 min)
  • 1 tsp Irish Moss (15 min)

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 1 week at approx 70 degrees
Secondary Ferment: 5 weeks lagered at 50 degrees

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.077
Final Gravity: 1.023
Alcohol by Vol: 7.07%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Mashed at 150 degrees in 1.25 qts water per lb, for 45 minutes
mashed out at 175 for 10 min
sparged 30 min
boiled 30 min w/o hops then proceeded to 60 min boil and hop schedule.
added irish moss last 15 minutes
cooled to 75 degrees and pitched yeast starter