The Lily - de Garde Brewing

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 181
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
One of the oldest barrels from our stock, a lambic influenced sour ale.

We added a hefty harvest of whole cluster Southern Oregon grown Tempranillo grapes from a favorite vineyard. Big rustic and spicy fruit aromas with a bracing acidity, and earthy backdrop.

We expect this beer to evolve positively in the bottle over a long period, but the brightness and fruit character is very enjoyable now!

(Beer added by: kscaldef on 02-03-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

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4.65/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.79/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red, almost purple. Big white head. Thick collar.

Smell - I wouldn't know Tempranillo grapes without Jester King, and this smells just like that, but milder. Yogurty acidic aroma.

Taste - Tart up front. The grape flavor is very distinct again, but not as strong as Cerveza de Tempranillo. Yogurt flavor is strong again. That De Garde herbal/sour flavor builds into the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Nice sourness. Well carbonated.

Overall - The fruit flavor is kinda subtle. Doesn't knock my socks off, but it's nice.

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5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewing The Lily, an American wild ale fermented in oak barrels with Tempranillo grapes from De Garde Brewing out of Tillamook, Oregon.

Score: 70

2014 vintage bottle served in a stemmed Perennial wine glass and enjoyed on 06/23/14.

Appearance: Pours a translucent dark ruby color with a light purplish tinge with a half finger of cream color head that settles to a thick ring around the glass. Very good lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Graham crackers, strawberry jam and grape! Light oak and little raspberry too. Underneath the fruit character is a lactic acid backbone that is not too intense, but adds a nice zestiness and boldness to the nose. This beer reminds me of a better Madame Rose. I absolutely love the graham cracker and strawberry here! As it warms up, the nose sadly loses a little bit of its zing and brightness. Nonetheless, it remains pretty appealing. 4.5/5

Taste: Less lacto on taste than the nose, with the lacto character mostly limited to the finish. Strawberry seed jamminess, oak and grape upfront with a little vanilla too. Finishes with an unpleasantly funky rubber band flavor with unfortunate lasting power. The upfront flavor is really nice, but this beer leaves you with a lastingly, unpleasant taste in your mouth. As it warms, the funkiness softens a bit, but at the expense of some tartness and in tandem with an exacerbation of its under-carbonation. Based on the reviews and reputation of this beer, maybe I got an "off" bottle? 3/5

Mouthfeel: Thin-medium bodied, under-carbonated. Dry finish. Lasting funkiness. 2/5

Overall: Excellent smell and a good flavor absolutely marred by a unpleasantly funky finish and under-carbonation. Bottle variation? Maybe. But given the hype I'll stick to their more consistent bottles.

Cost: $15 for a 750 ml bottle.

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Reviewed from notes. 750ml shared by a special someone - thanks.

A: Pours a hazy rouge with a thin white head which fades to the rim a leaves spotty lace.

N: Brightly floral, explosive fruits and vinous sweetness.

T: Sharply sour, red grape skins, earthy, funk.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry and prickly finish.

O: Stunningly good. Should mature well.

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The Lily from de Garde Brewing
99 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.