Biére de Garde (beer for keeping) is a traditional malt oriented farmhouse ale from Northern France that was typically brewed in early winter then cellared (lagered) until spring and summer when it was then consumed.
The ATF Ambre Biére de Garde is an amber coloured version of the style. A strong malt oriented beer with layers of caramel, dark fruit, and nutty flavours with ripe fruit (especially plum if using Mangrove Jack's Belgian Ale) esters and balanced phenolics. The beer will benefit from a period of lagering.
Yeast is not included in the kit. We recommend using Mangrove Jack's Belgian Ale or you could also try Fermentis SafAle BE-256.
If crash cooling it is possible to cause the yeast thermal shock, which may be an issue when bottle conditioning, particularly a higher alcohol beer. For extra insurance you may wish to pitch a bottle conditioning yeast such as Lallemand CBC-1 Cask and Bottle Conditioning Yeast.
Selecting the yeast from the dropdown box above will add one packet to your cart. Please click the + symbol beside the amount to increase this to the recommended quantity for the batch size.
24 L Batch
48 L Batch
Pre-boil Volume @ 100℃
Assumed Boil off rate per hour
Post Boil Kettle Volume @ 20℃
Post Boil Efficiency
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Packets of recommended yeast - MJ Belgian Ale
Packets of recommended yeast - SafAle BE-256
This kit contains:
Detailed recipe and instructions.
Grain (milled or unmilled)
Sour Grapes (if required)
NZ Styrian Goldings
Brewing salts (if required)
Please select the source water you will be using to receive the correct salts. The target water profile is provided for brewers using another source water so that the correct mineral/acid additions can be calculated to achieve the target water profile and mash pH. Brewing salts and lactic acid can be purchased here.
This kit is only put together when ordered. All hops are kept vacuum sealed and refrigerated. Yeast is also kept refrigerated.