3S
de Garde Brewing

3S3S
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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.98%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
55
From:
de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  31
Gots
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
3S3S
Notes: Single barrel custom project. Never publicly available for sale. Will not be made again.
Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 55 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Sam.

The nose is singing. The sequence of chardonnay and gin barrels does, white the final conditioning in port barrels merges in with the vagaries of time. Fruity, funky, buttery, herbal, mild sherry notes. The palate opens tart, funky, and surprisingly reserved for a de Garde that's so old. Fruity, funky, gorgeously balanced and executed. Layers of barrel with fruity buttery chardonnay with sharp, mildly oxidized, honey like Ransom gin notes. Lovely.

Jan 17, 2021
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.34/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours remarkably viscous. Not much of a head. Very thin collar.

Smell - Weird barrel aroma. Smells like gin and white wine. Citrusy. Kinda vegetal, like green peppers, which I guess is from the Elderflowers.

Taste - Mildly tart up front. Herbal, citrusy, and green peppers. Oak. Some grassy bitterness in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Ropy. Unnecessarily thick. Viscous and low carbonation.

Overall - Something is wrong with the body. Otherwise, it's a pretty good beer.

Feb 10, 2015
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olradetbalder from Sweden

3.33/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One special brew. I cannot really put my finger on it.
The taste is like mould and dirt mixed with youghurt. That is all I can say about this strange brew.

Jan 02, 2015
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treznor from North Carolina

3.27/5  rDev -22%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I... have no words to describe this. It kind of smells like a campground toilet, but oddly enough it really grows on you. My 'overall' score is based on the fact that I'd try it again in a heartbeat because there is nothing else that tastes like it.

Jul 03, 2014
3S from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 55 ratings