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Spears - De Garde Brewing

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90
outstanding

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 15
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Wild pale ale fermented and aged in gin barrels.

(Beer added by: oregonskibum on 12-29-2013)
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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

03-17-2014 07:26:13 | More by Piddmeista
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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

02-09-2014 00:50:46 | More by sclitch
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oregonskibum

Oregon

4.59/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Review from on tap at brewery (from memory) and bottle.

A: on tap, pours a nice and clear golden color with a full, bright white head. Out of bottle, it's a little cloudy, especially towards the bottom. Tasty, but knocked appearance down a bit.

S: I really enjoy gin, so I found the flavor on this beer to be wonderful. A nicely balanced citrus hop aroma is paired with the strong botanicals from the gin. Not aggressive, but impossible to miss. On tap, the aroma was a 5.0, but a small deduction because the gin aroma from the bottle was a little more subdued.

T: The aroma pretty much follows through into the taste. The underlying pale is mellow and a great delivery mechanism for the bright hoppy citrus flavors and of course, more gin. This is a wild ale using true open fermentation and there is a mild funky complexity mid taste. It will be interesting to see what happens to the taste in a couple months.

M: Light, fairly highly carbonated. Appropriate for style.

O: Bright citrus flavor and gin - not much more to say. I hope they make this beer again, because I doubt my bottles last long. Another excellent beer from this new brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2013 06:01:44 | More by oregonskibum
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

03-30-2014 20:14:09 | More by Gonzoillini
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jmgrub

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

02-12-2014 23:18:31 | More by jmgrub
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-04-2014 05:51:19 | More by Kurmaraja
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DimensionX

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-10-2014 04:31:49 | More by DimensionX
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PZBREW

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

01-27-2014 16:23:29 | More by PZBREW
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anteater

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour at Bailey's

A: Light golden color with a thin white head.

S: A lot going on here. Mostly hops and funk with notes of citrus.

T: Took me several sips to take in everything happening in this beer. Bright cirtusy, floral hops, a slight earthy funky tartness and gin. The gin barrel aging of this beer puts it over the top, its an easily identifiable component but it does not dominate or take away from the hops or funk one bit.

M: Dry, fine carbonation. The consistency reminded me of sparkling water. One of the best aspects of the beer.

O: If you ever the opportunity to try anything De Garde, don't think, just do it. This was like a more refined version of some of the earlier hoppy gin barrel stuff they've done and it exceeded my expectations. Outstanding.

Serving type: on-tap

01-07-2014 21:22:50 | More by anteater
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle . thanks Tommy!

massive gusher like all de Gardes, pours very carbonated murky golden color with a huge head. smell of oak and gin barrels and some brett. taste is quite dry and the gin barrel flavor is prevalent. gin barrels are the new hottness and for good reason. finishes quite dry . so tasty. carbonation is very high , body is mild.

overall just another absolutely world class beer from de garde. so good!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 20:48:56 | More by Axnjxn
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle opened on 1.9.14

A - Huge gusher!!! Pours a cloudy light brown with a huge light tan head that never fades.

S - Gin, pine, and some oakiness. One of the best noses I have ever smelled, and I don't even really like Gin.

T - Same as the nose, but complex and very layered.

D - Tons of carbonation with a lighter body.

O - Over carbonated, but complex and unique with an amazing nose.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 05:38:10 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Spears from De Garde Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.