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Morning Star - De Garde Brewing

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Morning Star
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: digita7693 on 11-13-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

BillHilly, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice lightly hazy golden hue with a thin head.

S - Aromas of light botanicals, juniper, faint tripel notes.

T - Taste is lovely tripel notes, good gin notes, solid botanicals, really really drinkable with next to no alcohol present.

M - Mouthfeel is incredibly drinkable, the alcohol is hidden nicely. Awesome.

O - Overall this beer was really nice, super drinkable.

rudzud, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

iL0VEbeer, May 05, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 1.24.14

A - Pours a crystal clear, honey orange with a large soapy tan head that fades slowly.

S - Pine, spruce, oaky, sweet.

T - Lot of oak, some sweetness from the honey, funk and a touch of pine.

D - Light body with good carbonation.

O - Light, crisp, nice funk. Oaky, sweet and piney.

HuskyinPDX, Jan 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Indytruks138, Mar 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jmgrub, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

digita7693, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Kurmaraja, Dec 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

kamikazeokami, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Hopheadhiker, Feb 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

sirsteve42, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Jvrdz24, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

FranzBC, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

strongaf, Dec 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

teddyarrowhead, Feb 04, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

cultclassic89, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle into a Mekong snifter

not a gusher like a lot of other de gardes. pours a murky golden color with a nice carbonated head. smell is absolutely on point. smell of a sour oak barrel ... lemon .taste is absolutely incredible for 15.5% lemon...very very funky, damn tasty. this is so great. mild body...medium carbonation.

overall the most insane 15.5% beer I've had. just a kick ass brewery.

Axnjxn, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of ccrida
4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is gold with a frothy off-white head, creamy, solid lace.

Smell is intense, there's lots of sugars, earth, herbal, some coco (weird!), and herbal.

Taste is intense but notably smooth. 15.5% seems daunting! But the taste is not. Like the herbal notes, I assume the honey helps it ferment strong and smooth, more of a braggot I assume. Very well done.

Mouthfeel is slippery, eerily soft, light; Saharan dryness.

Drinkability is impressively strong. Honestly, the best, most drinkable of the strong beers I've had; by a wide margin; wine like.

ccrida, Jan 15, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Very small fizzy head, semi clear honey orange color.

Nose juniper, fruity orange peel and marmalade, sweet candy like, little piney

Taste sweet gale and juniper pine like, semi sweet candy and plenty of effervescent saison like notes, hint spices, floral, etc.

Mouth is med bod, booze is hidden well, nice carb.

jlindros, Apr 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

SadMachine, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kbhess, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Canti4341, May 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Shmeal, Dec 13, 2013
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Morning Star from De Garde Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.