Tier de Garde

New York
United States
Southern Tier Tier de Garde
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This series is all about experimenting with unusual brewing ingredients. Tier de Garde utilizes grapefruit peel and at 8.1% alc/vol. Tier de Garde is a Belgian Style India Pale Ale brewed with grapefruit peel. It is the third in the Southern Tier acclaimed Belgian Style Series. Tier de Garde is akin to a Belgian Tripel crossed with an American IPA. Deep copper in color with a thick, rocket white head and persistent lacing. It is noticeably hazy with yeast and sediment visible. Carefully pour it into your favorite glass. Citrusy, hoppy and spicy with some sweetness in the aroma, while being dry and effervescent on the tongue. The flavor is bitter and spicy, peppery and grapefruit zest is apparent. Also expect floral and apricot/pear notes. As they've done throughout the series, their in-house art director teamed up with Nate Duval for this label. The theme of this illustration centered around a surreal bicycle and pedaling through an old European city. Particularly tasty when paired with spicy seafood and aged cheeses.

AVAILABILITY: Summer 2014 release / 750ml bottle (conditioned) / 1/6 keg

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ABV: 
8.1%
Served at: 
40-45°F
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