The Lily
de Garde Brewing

The LilyThe Lily
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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #17
Ranked #269
4.49 | pDev: 6.9%
Dec 31, 2022
Feb 03, 2014
One of the oldest barrels from our stock, a lambic influenced sour ale.

We added a hefty harvest of whole cluster Southern Oregon grown Tempranillo grapes from a favorite vineyard. Big rustic and spicy fruit aromas with a bracing acidity, and earthy backdrop.

We expect this beer to evolve positively in the bottle over a long period, but the brightness and fruit character is very enjoyable now!
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Rated: 4.08 by NorCalYeti from California

Dec 31, 2022
Rated: 4.62 by allenson21 from New York

Jul 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L: clear and magenta to purple, a purple hue head that fades with little to no lacing
S: tart, funk and grape juice
T: nice firm tartness but not over powering leads to a grape jam like sweetness
F: crisp and carb seems lowish but still drinks prickly

O: grape beers are hit of miss for me and sometimes come off to sweet, this is pure hit and was delicious to sip and enjoy
Jun 13, 2021
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Reviewed by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
31 January 2021 - Beer #225

Acquired via trade

Appearance: 5 - this is absolutely stunning. It's a deep red with a lovely white head that won't go away.

Nose: 4 - more funky than sour. Smells like a semi-sweet red wine.

Taste: 4 - tastes like a bubbly, semi-sweet red wine. Quite sour, but not as fruity as I prefer.

Mouth: 5 - pretty thick, and the bubbles are everywhere.

Overall: 4 - a well-crafted sour. A nice wine alternative.

Feb 03, 2021
Rated: 4.67 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.54 by Vivs85 from New York

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by cbutova from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Deep red pour 750ml to a becher glass. The head makes it to two fingers high with a foamy texture and fairly good retention. Spotty and sheet lacing.

S- Soft young lambic esque. Sulfury mineral water. Big grapes not welches/purple but big vinous dark grapes. Hints at sour. Lactic acid with dank, funky, musty and lemon hints.

T- Grapes are strong and vinous with a dark grape stem, seed, flesh flavor, very vinous overall. Hints of lemon, lactic acid, horsefunk, hay and cherry pie. Tons of grapes and a niceyoung lambic sulfur character. Grape and oak tannins abound and hints of wood. Grape seeds become big with time. Ends up rather sour.

Foamy fluffy. High end carbonation. Sour finish. Oily slick.
MF- A foamy and fluffy consistency to the medium bodied brew. High level of carbonation and a slick, oily and sour finish.

All aboard the grape train with stem, seed and grape juice flavor suiting a complex and just really nice sour base that has some lambic qualities to it.
Sep 16, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Apr 06, 2019
Rated: 4.35 by oddlandf from Washington

Apr 04, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Mar 23, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Mar 21, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Oakhtar from California

Mar 06, 2019
Rated: 4.42 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

Mar 04, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by absoluthamm from Illinois

Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 4.53 by Devman171 from Maryland

Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4.75 by inspektor from North Carolina

Feb 07, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by rabbott2 from Illinois

Jan 29, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by jensenmoon from California

Jan 21, 2019
The Lily from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 201 ratings