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Saison Desay; Side Project Pinot Noir Barrel - de Garde Brewing

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Saison Desay; Side Project Pinot Noir Barrel
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Reviews: 4
Hads: 62
rAvg: 4.21
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Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: deGardebrewing on 04-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy dull orange. Small white head. Uneven collar.

Smell - Very woody. Bright yeast and esters. A bit of wine.

Taste - Very woody again. Bright citrus. A little lemon. More distinctly red wine flavored here. Yeasty in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. High carbonation.

Overall - Good stuff and a nice barrel character. Again, I think it's good, but I don't get the insane de Garde hype. (453 characters)

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AUG 31, 2014
Thank you, Brian. A shade darker than I remember the Chardonnay Desay being, this beer is copper colored with a definite pinkish hue, especially on the head. Retention and lacing are decent. The nose is plenty funky. Earth, manure, wet hay, barnyard, dry hay, this just smells like Tillamook A mild fruitiness with berries, preserved lemon along with a noticeable oak character (closer to a light-medium toast American oak?). Not particularly saison-esque, the phenols and spices are long gone. A touch of sulfur is present as well. The palate opens with a big, bright sourness, lactic, lemony and with a mild oak astringency. This does mask some of the funk complexity that I was able to discern on the nose, leaving this seem a little simpler than its Chardonnay barrel aged brother. Lemons, cloves, a fruitiness that’s reminiscent of not-yet-ripe raspberries and guavas, Drying and tannic on the finish with lingering tannins, a clean but brash raw oak flavor (minimal vanilla, though), this beer is light in body, moderately carbonated and quite enjoyable on the palate. The lingering lactic and lemon peel character is quite enjoyable as well. Very nice stuff. (1,180 characters)

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Saison Desay; Side Project Pinot Noir Barrel from de Garde Brewing
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