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Fleur Desay - De Garde Brewing

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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.51
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 8 | 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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kscaldef

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4/5  rDev -11.3%

05-04-2014 23:10:04 | More by kscaldef
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4.49/5  rDev -0.4%

A-Cloudy orange, very carbonated, one finger head.

S-Extremely funky. Grapes are very present. Some wheat as well, tad bit of citrus.

T-Woah. Funk everywhere. Citrus and good deal of grapes with slight oak.

M-Lighter, nice carbonation and the finish is extremely dry.

O-Another wonderful De Garde beer. Very thankful I was able to try it.

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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?

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Thank you, Brian.

A mildly hazy orange with a dense, off-white head that falls off to a ring rather quickly, this looks great. The nose is awesome. Bright, lemony, lactic, moderately floral with a pronounced Chardonnay character (buttery, fruity, mildly oaky), there's a mildly cheesy funk, some earth as well. The fruitiness does remind me of Nelson hops in some way. The palate opens with a big, bright sourness with a blend of grapefruit, lactic acid and some yogurt. The buttery Chardonnay is constant presence, lending at various points flavors of butter, grapes, citrus and skin tannins to the palate. Drying on the finish with a blend of grapefruit pith, lemon juice, yogurt and a little straw. Tannins add a nice structure to the mid-palate and carry the preserved lemon flavor beautifully. Medium in body, this beer is moderately carbonated and wonderful on the palate. Very clean, this is exceptionally good.

De Garde has improved by an unreal amount in the past 6-8 months with their beers having evolved from glorious messy exercises to focused and well-defined beers. Comparing the two is like an exercise in comparing (early, messy) Darkthrone to later day Emperor.

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Fleur Desay from De Garde Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.