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Biere de Garde I

You'll quickly find this "beer for the keeping" anything but that. Rich, complex, malty and moderately strong, it'll quickly become a favorite and will be difficult to "keep" around.

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
11.9 lbs (85%) Goldpils® Vienna Malt Base
0.7 lbs (5%) Carapils® Malt Dextrine
0.7 lbs (5%) Wheat Malt, White Wheat
0.7 lbs (5%) Caramel Malt 120L Caramel, Crystal
1 oz Mt. Hood Hops Boil 90 minutes
1 oz Sterling Hops Boil 30 minutes
0.5 oz Sterling Hops Boil 5 minutes
1 vial WLP072 French Ale Yeast


  1. Mash at 152ºF for 45 minutes
  2. Sparge at 170ºF
  3. Knock out at 65ºF
  4. Oxygenate highly
  5. Cool to 72ºF
  6. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

Primary Fermentation: 10 days at 68-74ºF

Secondary Fermentation: 4 days at 35ºF

Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition

Original Gravity: 1.065

Final Gravity: 1.017

Alcohol by Weight:

Alcohol by Volume: 6.3%

IBU: 27

Color: 18 SRM


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