Well, Thanksgiving came and went too quickly, as it always does! I had a Brasseurs de Gayant La Goudale with dinner, but no one would share it with me (they were too busy enjoying an excellent 10-year-old Shiraz). 750mL of 8%ABV on top of two big plates of food is quite a chore, actually! It was good, but I can’t say there was anything magical the biere de garde added to the meal. I like it better with food than alone, as the style has some of the overly sweet characters that I don’t always enjoy in most doppelbocks, but it was a good match-up and nothing to complain about.