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  • Biere de Garde II

    Extra Special Malt brings new meaning to the word "complex" in this rich, complex and moderately strong brew.

    Type: Ale

    Style: Belgian / French Ales

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: All grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    11 lbs Goldpils® Vienna Malt Base
    1.5 lbs Carapils® Malt Dextrine
    8 oz Wheat Malt, White Wheat
    8 oz Extra Special Malt Roasted, Biscuit
    1 oz Mt. Hood Hops (6% AA) Boil 90 minutes
    0.5 oz Sterling Hops (7.5% AA) Boil 30 minutes
    0.5 oz Sterling Hops (7.5% AA) Boil 5 minutes
    1 vial WLP072 French Ale Yeast


    1. Mash at 151ºF for 60 minutes
    2. Sparge at 170ºF
    3. Knock out at 65ºF
    4. Oxygenate highly
    5. Cool to 72ºF
    6. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

    Primary Fermentation:

    Secondary Fermentation:

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.065-1.070

    Final Gravity: 1.016-1.028

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.4%

    IBU: 35

    Color: 16 SRM