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The Lost Abbey Avant Garde Biere de Garde Clone Recipe



Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: 5 Gallon
Beer Style: Biere de Garde
Target ABV: 7.0%
Target IBUs: 29
Recipe Type:
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Posted June 14, 2013 by


All Grain HomeBrew Recipe for a Biere de Garde

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a Biere de Garde ale similar to The Lost Abbey’s Avant Garde. Deep golden in color with a medium-body. Flavors of sweet malt, spice, and earthiness. Finishes crisp.



12 lbs Belgian 2-row

12 oz. Honey Malt

8 oz. CaraVienne

6 oz. Biscuit


1 oz Brewer’s Gold  8%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Spalt 4%a, 30 minutes

1/2 oz. Czech Saaz 4%a, 10 minutes

Yeast: Wyeast 3725 PC Biere de Garde or White Labs WLP072 French Ale


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 150-152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 67-72 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 5-6 weeks.

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