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Morning Star - de Garde Brewing

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Morning Star
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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 8
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: digita7693 on 11-13-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rudzud
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Photo of ccrida
4.13/5  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.

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Morning Star from de Garde Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.