From Niagra Oast House Brewers located in Niagra on the Lake in Ontario comes their “Biere De Garde” part of their cork and cage Farmhouse Ale Collection. The beer pours a deep cloudy reddish colour with a light brown head. The aroma consists of mild roasted malts, toffee, spices, yeast and some dark fruits. The flavour is of roasted malts, toffee and burnt caramel, dark fruits, spices, yeast and a possible hint of bubble gum in the finish but I could be wrong. The alcohol content comes in at 7% and is quite carbonated and also has a dry finish. This is my first ever exposure to this brewery and I would have to say that it was a great introduction. Its not a style I know much about but I fully enjoyed this bottle.
Commercial Description: This bottle conditioned farmhouse ale was brewed in the Northern French tradition using the freshest ingredients and Belgian yeasts. The Biere De Garde is brewed to celebrate harvest and quench the thirst of the seasonal workers that make it happen each year.