Beaucoup Desay
de Garde Brewing

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Belgian Saison
4.34 | pDev: 8.53%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Photo of dar482
4.52/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The aroma offers pure fuzzy apricot, with some sharp lactic sourness.

The flavor follows with tart apricot, some peach flesh, with more of that intense sourness, with hints of fruity sweetness, and a dry finish from the barrel with a touch of alcohol lingering to the finish as the almost 9% shows itself ever so slightly.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Simple yellow color. Smooth nose that's heavy peach and other stone fruits. Taste doesn't have much fruit, just mainly a smooth sour. Finish is a little harsh, but still enjoyable.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Served in a stemmed glass.

Medium orange body, golden hue, one finger white head, good retention, not much lacing. Smells of citrus, lemon, wheat, a bit of light funk, oak. Not a ton of stone fruit right away, but as it warms, a great deal of it is apparent, though not overpowering. Very nice saison with a bit of funk and mild-moderate acidity. Flavour is primarily stone fruit, mixed in with a bit of citrus, wheat, dry white wine and oak, apricots; not a great deal of peach as it seems to be masked slightly. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, mild astringent stone fruit skin, dry white wine. Overall, a very nice saison that is actually quite classic, but with a nice amount of stone fruit thrown in.

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Photo of chinchill
3.69/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Large shared bottle pours golden and hazy with a fine head.
The aroma is quite tart, as is the flavor which has citrus fruits with light bitterness and some yeast. moderately complex.
Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

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Photo of cpetrone84
2.37/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is hazy golden amber with a tight white head. Nose has some nice elements but a really strong burnt plastic note that seems to be there in a lot of De Garde beers. The oak and farmhouse notes want to show through but the strong off plastic aroma doesn't allow it or the peachy aromas in back make a real impact. The flavor is far better, the plastic flaw is no where near as strong but lingers through the finish. Lots of peach flavor, light oak, hints of white grape. Assertive carbonation, lighter body, a touch sweet.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.7/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a long stemmed wine glass from a 750ml bottle. Poured slightly colder than cellar temperature.

Pours a extremely hazy and muddled nice light orange with a 1 inch tall white head that is pretty dense. It recedes quickly but leaves pretty good sticky lacing.

Aroma is enticing. Earthy and fruity with some nice slight tartness. Pretty dry in the nose as well. The peaches and apricots give the brew that nice rind/earthiness and tartness in the nose. Slight fruity aroma as well. Some good citrusy fruit juice notes melded with very mild funk. Woody finish in the nose mixed in the fruit.

The flavor starts off with mild tartness. Dry and fruity with some good woody funk notes intermingled. Starts off with sharp dry acidity that is cut short by notes that are more fruity. Peach and apricot dominate overall, with nice fruit skin earthiness and tartness. Mouthfeel is light, fruity and dry. Very dry. Excellent.

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Photo of Brew33
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Slightly minerally and metallic at 55 degrees or under but absolutely delicious. Shows no signs of the abv. When warmed, it's a stunning fruited Saison. Soft, funky, and fruit forward.

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Photo of aasher
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%

This bottle is courtesy of TallPaul07, thanks Paul!

First off, the description is fantastic. Barrel aging a saison in Chardonnay barrels with peaches and apricots is out of most of our dreams.

The beers pours medium bodied for a saison. It is opaque and a milky, yeasty bright under ripe apricot yellowish orange. The head is white and frothy (I hate that word) and the head clings to the side of your glass. The nose features a lot of fruit and more fruit than I expected. It is both bright and vibrant. If you eat a lot of fresh fruit you can pick out both the tannic peach skin and dried apricot out in the nose. It also shows a nice amount of smooth and soft Chardonnay barrel influence. As is well documented, I love what a Chardonnay barrel can do to a Belgian blonde. On the palate there is the initial fruit pop. The fruit is juicy and sweet with a slightly tart, peach skin aspect that leads into the yeasty finish, reminding you of the base beer. There is a nice amount of oak in the finish. The yeast presence is nice and not overpowering but it does remind you that this is a saison first and foremost. As far as drinkability goes this beer drinks like it is around 6%, not approaching 9%. It has an impressive nose, nice flavor, and is a beer that any fans of sours or funk will enjoy. I'm glad I could try it.

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Photo of kscaldef
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

I'm not sure if it was fruit sediment or simply warming, but glass one was a bit sharp and acidic (4.0) while glass two was softer and exploding with peach flavor (4.5).

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