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Morning Star - de Garde Brewing

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Morning Star
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Morning Star from de Garde Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.