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Loak - De Garde Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

99 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 99
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 43
Gots: 17 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
De Garde Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oregonskibum on 05-31-2013)
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12.7 oz bottle, thanks, Brian!

Pouring a dark reddish brown with a dense, brown head with decent retention and minimal lacing, this looks good. The nose is boozy, bourbony, sour and faintly acetic . A woody, tannic character is also quite strong. Vanilla, mild bourbon, unsweetened cocoa, a mild funk and lactic acid round out the nose.

The palate opens with a blend of cocoa dusted dark caramel sweetness, a fruity red wine character , a meaty, lactic bite, pronouncedly so. The mid palate has flavors of coffee, earthy funk and a little roast. Strongly lactic on the finish with a boozy warmth, this beer is medium in body and rather over carbonated. The high carbonation does detract from the feel. Oaky tannins linger on in the finish, drying the palate , along with a bit of preserved lemon. For a de Garde beer, this is quite clean - not messy and frothy/ yeasty like most - and that's an interesting characteristic, as it allows the funk and fermentation byproducts to shine. It does, however, also reveal a rather ordinary base beer. Still, this is solid, but it's amazing how much better Loan Bean was.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 06:18:26 | More by DefenCorps
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Loak from De Garde Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.