Drink Beach City Beach de Garde

Beach City Beach de Garde

Relevant Links:
Beach de Garde (Beach City Brewery Website)
Beach De Garde | Beach City Brewery (BeerAdvocate.com)
Beach City / Iron Hill Beach de Garde (RateBeer.com)

20150720: [20150821 Edit]
Today I went to Slater's 50/50 with my friends and to drink I ordered a beer flight.

Beer Flight @ Slater's 50/50:
1) Anderson Valley Summer Solstice
2) Saint Archer Coffee Cream Porter
3) Hangar 24 Belgian Summer Ale
4) Beach City Beach de Garde

Smell: [1] [3] [4] In comparison to the Belgian Summer Ale, the Beach de Garde had a darker, more mellow smell. [2]
Color: [1] [2] [3] [4] In addition, it appeared to have an orange or perhaps red color.
Taste 1: [3] [1] [W] [4] After drinking some water, I tasted the Beach de Garde and noted it was stronger (i.e., had a more alcoholic taste to it) than the Summer Solstice. [W] [2]
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Taste 2: [W] [3] [W] [1] [4] Coming around to all the beers for a second taste, I found the Beach de Garde was the most unpleasant. [2]
Taste 3: [3] [4] After finishing the Belgian Summer Ale, I decided to finish the Beach de Garde so I could end with the Summer Solstice and Coffee Cream Porter. While still the most unpleasant, it was easier to drink than before. [1] [2]

Website Information:
A classic French Farmhouse Beer similar to a Saison but brewed with lager yeast at elevated temperatures. This technique brings out malt accents and subtle spice with a crisp, clean dryness.

Brewed in collaboration with 2014 WBC Gold Medal winner Paul Rutherford of Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant in Philadelphia, PA.

38 IBU | ABV 7.8%
COMPOSITION: Floor Malted Pilsner, Carabelge, Melano
HOPS: Hallertau
FLAVOR: Evenly blended with fruit and spicy notes.
FOOD PAIRING: Asiago, Brie, Colby Cheeses and a variety of Shellfish and other seafood.

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