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Saison Desay; Side Project Chardonnay Barrel - De Garde Brewing

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Saison Desay; Side Project Chardonnay Barrel
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37 Ratings
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: deGardebrewing on 04-30-2014)
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Reviews by WTKeene:
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WTKeene

Texas

4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a snifter alongside my best drinking buddy Abbbp.

Appearance: Hazy, orange/peach color with a small white fizzy head that disappears quickly and doesn’t leave any lacing to speak of.

Smell: Loads of funk, brett, quite vinous too. The brett isn’t a farmhouse thing, it’s more fruity.

Taste: Tart, so much that it hits me in the jaw at first, but it mellows out and becomes quite sessionable. Some crackery malt comes through toward the end. Somewhat vinous, but not anything that screams Chardonnay to me. The sour is a more lactic sour than anything else, which is very nice. Relatively dry.

Mouthfeel: Relatively low carbonation, which I kind of like for this beer. Lingers a while.

Overall: Another great offering from De Garde and Side Project. This is very nice. Looking forward to trying the pinot noir version.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 00:58:07 | More by WTKeene
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Saison Desay; Side Project Chardonnay Barrel from De Garde Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.