Nelson Hose
de Garde Brewing

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Ranked #4
Ranked #670
4.39 | pDev: 5.47%
Jun 09, 2021
Oct 08, 2014
Nelson HoseNelson Hose
Notes: A dry hopped spontaneous wild ale aged in oak barrels with coriander, orange peel and sea salt.
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Rated: 4.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jun 09, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by jason_nwx from Oregon

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.34 by kmoen from California

Sep 21, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by BAsbill from California

Sep 21, 2020
Rated: 3.5 by BerryKumquat from California

Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Sweet and tart, white wine grape, zesty citrus hoppy, and prominent funky nose on this one! Taste follows with a zappy and slightly salty, citrus hoppy swallow...subdued funkiness hangs around with the tart notes. This has a hybrid wild ale/pale ale/gose vibe to it...different and complex...complicated. The only drawback for me is that this is not as Nelson hop dominant as I was hoping for...still good though!
Jul 05, 2020
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 10, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from Washington

Jan 29, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by ADTaber from South Carolina

Jun 03, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by mltobin from Connecticut

Apr 27, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Feb 03, 2019
Rated: 3.76 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
i like the idea of wild gose, spontaneous and bretty base beer rather than, or in addition to some kettle derived sourness. it adds a needed dimension most of the time to a simple style, and i like the overall fermentation profile here a lot. it is always a treat to drink beer from these guys, the understated labels, the cap and cork set up, and the relative rarity of their stuff makes busting into one an exciting adventure no matter what the beer ends up tasting like, but this one didnt live up to expectations for me or the buddy i shared it with. its nice beer for sure, but it has some issues too, perhaps its just my palate, as this isnt really flawed in any way, it might just be the recipe, but i didnt love it the way i wanted to, especially as a lover of nelson hops. its pretty beer, active and dense looking for the style with a high and thick white head and some haziness to it, almost creamy looking in low light. it smells fresh as can be, but it kind of straddles a weird line for me, one side is what everyone else obviously loves about it, the juicy nelson hops, the funky fermentation, the oak, and the complexity in a normally straight ahead style. the other side though, is a clash between the almost lambic funk and the new school hops, like there is a reason these types of beers used aged or low alpha hops, and it almost has a sweaty feat and grated romano cheese thing going on, not as compatible as it seems like it should be, a bad blend of old world and new school elements and techniques. im not sure where i fall on it to be honest. when its cold i like the taste a lot, and i appreciate the complexity of the various yeasts through the hops, but as it warms, the nelson really comes on strong, green and new, with some oiliness and notes of pineapple, stone fruit, and sharp white wine with the acidity in here. the salt may add to the cheesy perception a little bit too, and there isnt really enough gose left underneath all this to fit the style very well at all. carbonation is incredible, and with the wine notes from the hops this really does have a strong champagne vibe. wheaty body too is cool, and the beer makes sense on a lot of levels. enjoyable still for sure, maybe a bit sourer than it needs to be all up. i bet if it was a subtle saaz hopping i would be declaring it the best gose ever, but the nelson seems like too much here somehow. i know thats being critical, but beer this highly complimented deserves the closest scrutiny i think, and this one just doesnt quite get me there, there is an unresolved conflict...
Jan 18, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Dec 10, 2018
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Reviewed by SABERG from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, dated 7/18 into the test glass.
A - A slightly hazy, sunflower color, Aggressive carbonation feeds a never ending frothy cap.
S - Orange candy, funky barn, chalk, white pepper, fruit leather.
T - Funky up front, spicy medley, coriander, peppery notes, pineapple, and orange reduction. balanced with a kiss of salt.
M - Medium in body, prickly carbonation, salty start with a quick shift towards neutral and a delightful dry finish
O - What a delight this is, spicy and prickly, feel is so well done. I will be looking for more of this for certain.
Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by Montanabeerz from Montana

Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 4.06 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Oct 02, 2018
Rated: 4.43 by shelby415 from Oregon

Sep 10, 2018
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Reviewed by hopley from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 ml bottle, Bottled 7/18, Drank 9/2/18

Really enjoyed this - and in the process, learned that I like Lipzeig Goses a lot more than regular Goses, namely because of the dialed down salt content, and the dialed up other stuff. And, interestingly enough, not being a big Nelson fan, I found the Nelson hops complimented this beer exceptionally well. Lastly, while I usually enjoy my sours and wilds at close to room temperature or thereabouts, with this one, for some reason I preferred it closer to refrigerator temperature! Best damn Hose I've ever had! Other things - beautiful look - nice gold / hay color with a white head, some of which remained throughout, and nice lacing. And a nicely delicate mouthfeel - very dry. Not overly sour or tart either. I got the Orange peel, but couldn't get any Coriander, nor much of the aforementioned Sea Salt - fine by me. Near a spot on version of a Leipzig Gose, based on the description in BA - well done de Garde, thanks and cheers!
Sep 02, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by wisrarebeer from Wisconsin

Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by DamienI from Washington

Jul 05, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2018, Green Session. Hazy golden color with off-white head. Aroma has tart, fermented fruits and floral hops. Taste is sour, acidic, floral, a bit salty and mineral with grassy bitterness on the finish.
Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 4.49 by Texasfan549 from Texas

Jun 15, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 29, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Bammer21 from Illinois

May 20, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by schopenhauerale from Arizona

Apr 20, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Mar 17, 2018
Rated: 4.15 by GDawgs34 from Georgia

Jan 31, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.47 by Vicirus from Massachusetts

Jan 22, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by Jhfinn from New York

Oct 20, 2016
Rated: 4.4 by jheimbigner from Washington

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by leftoverburrito from Oregon

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by deleted_user_722966 from New Hampshire

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

May 28, 2016
Rated: 4.48 by duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.45 by mendvicdog from Maryland

Apr 07, 2016
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