Lee Noir
de Garde Brewing

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American Wild Ale
4.29 | pDev: 6.53%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle courtesy of Libby pours a hazed, reddish-brown color with an off-white head. Modest retention and poor lace.

Nose is freaking awesome, fruit (cherries and plums), wood, funk and sourness. Mouth-watering actually.

Oh yea, sourness is intense and bright. Cranberry extract meets lactic acid, with wood. Thats pretty much all that needs to be said. Awesome beer, I hope I get to try this again. Get it if you can.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep red. Starts off with a decent off white head. Settles to nothing quickly.

Smell - Red wine. Acidic vinegar. Bourbon. Cherries and oak. Very nice.

Taste - Sharp sourness up front. Cherry sourness. Red wine pushes it toward a vinegar sourness. Deep malt flavor, but no sweetness. Bitter and dry in the back end.

Mouthfeel - The bitterness lingers. Medium body. Medium sourness.

Overall - Reminds me of a Cascade sour. Complex combination of flavors.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle opened on 1.14.14

A - Pours a very dark amber red with a fine, fizzy tan head with surprisingly good retention.

S - Tart red wine hits first, then some sweet bourbon, then some funk.

T - A nice mesh of port and bourbon, but a bit underwhelming.

D - Good carbonation with a thin body.

O - Flavors are good, but lack and umph.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a nice, ruddy and burgundy color with a nice white/pink cap that has some decent staying power. The lacing was spotty at best.

S: A big ol' tart fruit basket here. Red currants, tart red cherries, a light blend of red/purple grapes perhaps with a little white grape as well. The bourbon is noticed but not really overbearing, thank goodness. A musty, Earthy and woody element is present. It smells acidic and stings the nostrils.

T: Initial taste is a light bourbon sting meets wood and tart fruits(fresh red herries, young purple and white grapes) a stinging acidity. About midtatste/mid palate I receive a musty, Earthiness flavor on top of everything else going on, which is a lot. The finish is tart, lingering and stinging with bourbon finish being light but re-appearing late.

M: Medium bodied, lower carbonation as it should be, the wine barrel provides a silky, vinuous like texture which I love. While I felt and tasted the bourbon presence more on taste and the wine on the mouthfeel and texture.

O: Damn fine. Thanks Libbey...you're a pal!

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Lee Noir from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 75 ratings