Spears | de Garde Brewing

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46 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
degardebrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Wild pale ale fermented and aged in gin barrels.

Added by oregonskibum on 12-29-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
46
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.14%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ShanePB
2.81/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Ridiculously over-carbonated to the point of complete annoyance. Gin is present but not overwhelming although this tastes like it's larger than 5% ABV.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SadMachine
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Axnjxn
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle . thanks Tommy!

massive gusher like all de Gardes, pours very carbonated murky golden color with a huge head. smell of oak and gin barrels and some brett. taste is quite dry and the gin barrel flavor is prevalent. gin barrels are the new hottness and for good reason. finishes quite dry . so tasty. carbonation is very high , body is mild.

overall just another absolutely world class beer from de garde. so good!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of jlindros
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another rudzud share, thanks Matt.

Huge huge pillowy head takes up 3/4 of the glass, fades slowly with messy collapsing head, tons of messy lacing, murky gray orange color.

Nose is loaded With Brett funk, horse hair funk, as well as mild pineapple and tropical fruit funk, swirling it brings a bit of gin and juniper, lemon rind and citrus, some wheat like malt.

Taste floral and lots of citrus, lemon rind up the wazoo and funky horse blanket Brett overpowers that even, just all lemon zest and Brett. Very mild juniper gin note in the background, and mild wheaty malt toasty. Bitterness ramps with lemon rind ave little spicy bitterness. Finish dries but stays sticky, more lemon rind bitterness increases, little juniper gin late.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, way too much carb.

Overall interesting Brett and lemon rind, but just not the beer it was supposed to be, very little gin, too much bitterness, way over carbonated, etc.

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Spears from de Garde Brewing
3.87 out of 5 based on 46 ratings.
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