Raven De Garde - Black Raven Brewing Co.
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3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
750mL into a tulip. Pours a clear copper color w/ a 1-finger off-white head.
Aroma is bready, fruity, funky. Green apples and Belgian yeast, a touch of hay.
Taste is likewise a blend of pale bready malt and fruity esters from the Brett yeast. I'm picking up a crushed aspirin quality I've detected in a few other Brett beers. Has a nice vinous quality too. Floral hops give it a bitter finish. This could be classified as a saison. Earthy.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, finishes semi-dry. Drinkable. Carbonation a bit low.
Overall a decent Belgian pale/Bière de Garde but the crushed aspirin taste detracts from the overall.
12-08-2013 21:39:49 | More by draheim
3.93/5 rDev +4%
Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium burnished golden amber with nice active carbonation and a fine white head with good retention and lacing. Head continued to slowly grow for minutes after the pour. Aroma of sweet bready malt, light brett, light fruit and citrus hops. Flavor unusual with dry light fruit and brett up front, but lightly toasted and bisuit malt and hints of light pear juice developing in the middle before finishing with a more standard bretty, semi-dry farmhouse beer finish with moderate hop bitterness. Medium bodied with pleasant peppery carbonation. An interesting hybrid between biere de garde and a lightly malty pale ale which worked for me. I think the level of brett would have been more than I prefer in farmhouse beers except it is nicely counterbalanced by the malt in the middle of the taste. I liked this, which is uncommon for brett conditioned beers; I usually prefer just a touch of brett. Black Raven continues to amaze.
10-30-2013 03:35:04 | More by LiquidAmber
2.88/5 rDev -23.8%
Bottle opned on 12.4.12
A - Pours a clear golden-dark orange with a 1 and a half inch cream colored foamy head with good retention.
S - Bret, fuits - red apples, pears, welcoming.
T - Dry earthy tones, mild Bret, fruit peel, kinda let down here.
D - Good carbonation and a medium body. Dry finish.
O - Smells fruity and nice, but tastes earthy and dirty. Dry, and dissapointing.
12-24-2012 06:28:42 | More by HuskyinPDX
Raven De Garde from Black Raven Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.