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Fleur Desay - De Garde Brewing

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Fleur Desay
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world-class

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 6.97%
Wants: 22
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: deGardebrewing on 04-30-2014)
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Long finish. Good floral gruit-ness up front and in the middle of the mouth. Juniper berries really stick out. Great sourness. Maybe a bit of saltiness on the back end. This is eating the enamel off my teeth.

Davepoolesque, Sep 30, 2014
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I shared this bottle with Chuck and Joel to christen our new Glasswhales glasses, courtesy of Hannydawg.

I'm not really sure what, if anything, makes this beer a gruit, but all labels aside, this was one damn good brew.

Cloudy, orange-amber color, with a small white head that retained as a collar, leaving a few dots of lacing on the glass. Funky aroma, lacto notes, citrus and white wine, crisp and leafy. Tartness up front in the taste, lemon-lacto, white grapes, wet grassy funk, lots of oak, and some bready yeast, toasted grains, dry leaves, subtle hints of leather. Pretty interesting. Sort of reminded me of something along the lines of a Tired Hands or Crooked Stave sour saisony type beer. Medium body, crisp and prickly mouthfeel, very nice overall.

I see "gruit" and I think something herbal and uncommonly spicy and earthy, but this really came off more as a wild saison or something along those lines. I almost want to detract points from the "overall" category in that this was not a typical gruit in any way, but instead I'll just say, this was not your typical gruit. My question is: were hops or herbs used in this, and what variety?

Rifugium, Jul 26, 2014
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Fleur Desay from De Garde Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.