I managed to find another Off Color beer during my last trip to New York. Their labels are some of the best in the business. This one is cute, although I don’t have a dog. My sister has two pug puppies that are absolutely adorable. They love Val, even though she really doesn’t like dogs. Anyways, let’s get to the beer.
Style: Biere de Garde
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Inspired by our brewery puppy, Hops, Biere de Guard Dog seems sweet enough will a strong malt presence lead by Munich and Vienna malts. But at 7.3% ABV, it packs a bite. Just ask our delivery guy!”
Random: This was a fall seasonal from the brewery.
The beer poured with a one finger, off-white head. It dissipated quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, burnt orange. There was some carbonation visible. The nose had a lot of fruit. I picked up pear and apricot with apple. There was a sweetness to it with caramel that complemented the floral note. The taste had more honey than caramel sweetness. It had a perfume-like floral note as well. What it was missing was the fruit that was in the nose and the yeast presented as white toast. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. The finish was quick and sweet. A bottle of this set me back $2.75, which came to $.23 per ounce. I didn’t have a problem drinking this beer, but I’ve had better from the brewery.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0