Saison Desay; Side Project Chardonnay Barrel | de Garde Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by deGardebrewing on 04-30-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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From 03/14/15 notes. Was a slow but long gusher. 750ml bottle to a taster.

Pours a hazy deep orange color with two fingers plus of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Lemons, white wine, oak, grass, tart fruity malts, bread, spice, cloves, pepper, citrus, and earthy notes. Lightly tart, lightly funky, really nice and refreshing. medium body and moderate carbonation, easy to drink. Overall very good, especially the taste; would like to have it again.

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AUG 17, 2014
Thanks, Brian! Pouring a clear copper with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and nice lacing, this looks great. The nose is surprisingly subdued but leans on a blend of funk and grass with some white wine incorporated in there. Not as buttery as some of the other Chardonnay barrel-aged butter bombs I’ve had. Mildly sulfury, moderately grainy and with a pleasant spice character; a blend of clove and a little plastic with some white pepper. Dried lemon peel, a moderate lactic acid bite and a faint barnyard note are present. Nice stuff. The palate opens bright, tart, clean and refreshing with a blend of yogurt, lemon peel and a bit of clove. This is followed by a juicy mid-palate showcasing a blend of honey, white wine and fruit (apricots and melons). Maybe some juniper too? Drying, snappy and crisp of the finish with a really refreshing blend of yogurt, cleansing lactic acid and brightening citrus, this beer is light in body, crisply carbonated and a treat on the palate. Highly recommended.

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Saison Desay; Side Project Chardonnay Barrel from de Garde Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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