Petit Desay
de Garde Brewing

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #116
Ranked #2,489
4.23 | pDev: 6.62%
Feb 05, 2021
Nov 30, 2014
Petit DesayPetit Desay
Notes: Tart farmhouse ale.
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4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Inspired by the Belgian Saison, the rustic brewing team at de Garde must have the deepest farmhouse pushing to the brink of civilization kind of idea while on the verge of the wild when making their sour saison.

Foggy gold and swirling with a dainty looses froth, Petit Desay pours with nearly the exuberance of champagne. Its captivating scent comes over the senses with a fruitiness that hinges on grape, pear, citrus, melon and apple. Though winey and cidery, its early maltiness is crisp with a wafer thin dryness and a hint of sourdough and agave.

As the ale washes over the middle palate, the flavors bounce on the tongue like pop rocks. Crisp green apple, white grape and under ripened berries begin to show the beer's wine and cider influence while the juiciness of honeydew and pear add a gentle sweetness to buffer against the brazen acidity that build upon. Piquant oak flavors seem weathered like attic woods or cellar-like conditions that float above the tastebuds in a retro-olfactory sense. Peppery with a light grassy tone seems grapefruit-like and of lime moving forward into a light briny margarita kind of way.

Medium light on the palate, the low gravity beer trends dry, crisp and highly refreshing with a quick afterglow of sour sangria and margarita along with a whimsical character of extended oak aged chardonnay. Petit Desay is a controlled but wild kind of saison that barely fits the style.

Mar 28, 2019
4.5 by Dirtyhands from Maryland on Aug 29, 2018
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

This has been in my fridge for almost 3 years. Hmm, cap came off without a sound. There are signs of possible leakage with two stains running down the label. Oh well, here goes:

Vigorous pour yields a 3/4 inch off white head over a medium amber body with a bit of sticky lacing. Nose of grapefruit, funk, and oak. Taste mirrors nose somewhat with high acidity. Nice feel for a questionable bottle. Overall, I'm very surprised there was any head or mouthfeel after the way it opened. Not bad, but I'm thinking it could have been better. Cheers!

Jul 29, 2018
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on May 07, 2018
4.42 by cd34 from Illinois on Mar 11, 2018
4.28 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Feb 09, 2018
4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Jan 25, 2018
4.22 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 02, 2017
4 by ragnar3 from Iowa on Sep 20, 2017
4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois on Sep 18, 2017
4.14 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Jul 17, 2017
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on May 20, 2017
4.25 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon on Apr 15, 2017
3.5 by rspauldi from Texas on Mar 14, 2017
4.08 by BMMillsy from Florida on Mar 11, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

I've had a few of these over the last 2 or so years. Another one of those "saisons" that might as well just be called a wild ale. Light orange in color with a 1/2" white head. Quickly recedes. Plenty of citrus and sourness in the nose, oak is readily apparent, and these have a breath of Oregon funk to it.

Taste, just super sour, acidic and enjoyable. Also love how this doesn't have a small niche, its good in summer, its good at the end of a tasting, its good pretty much anywhere in between. Yes, it is a glorified wild ale, the subtlety of a traditional saison and the dry back end are often swallowed up by the vast amount of citrus, sour, tart and citric acid notes.

But its still a joy to drink, still relatively inexpensive, still reliable every time I've had it.

Mar 01, 2017
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4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

So well put together, this beer makes me weak in the knees. I wish I could drink this every day. Just a clean, amazing saion in oak with tons of flavor.

Mar 01, 2017
4.35 by StephenCollinsMarshall from California on Feb 09, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Nose of lemon, faint funk, citrus, oak, straw. Taste stone fruit, zest, citrus, tart, hint sulfur, funk, clean acidity. Medium body with soft carbo; nice Saison!

Jan 26, 2017
3.99 by mklisz from New Hampshire on Dec 27, 2016
4.02 by emottram from Massachusetts on Dec 17, 2016
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3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

25 oz bottle

I miscalculated my pour and did not allot enough room for head. Essentially poured a half finger of off white head into my glass. Dissipated quickly due to my shitty pour. The body is a very hazy burnt orange, with a lot of hues of brown as well. Visibility is zero. So far, it looks like a farmhouse.

Very bright nose on this beer. Relatively light, not too much astringent sour on the nose. Possibly some light fruit notes, pear, apple. Maybe just a hair of clove, it’s not too yeasty. Possibly a touch of banana. Maybe some citrus, lemon. It’s a light aroma, but very refreshing and clean.

Definitely hits tart up front, finishing with the smallest bit of yeast, and a little funk. Definitely some of that light fruit in here, apple, pear. Perhaps a white wine yeast is used in combo with the farmhouse yeast. Really not too much of the classic farmhouse taste, although, that style can vary. Overall a very bright, clean, refreshing beer. I’m not huge on sours, so it’s hard for me to grade this, but it is very nice. At least a 4, maybe a 4.25.

Mouthfeel is puckering, as would be expected. Medium bodies, starts off thin, then fills your mouth. Carbonation is hard to tell because of the twang, it seems medium-low. Overall a very appropriate mouthfeel.

Drinkability is pretty high. The sourness is not over the top, and it’s a very bright, refreshing beer.

The appearance actually turned out pretty good. The body was nice from the beginning, and I got some pretty decent lacing.

Overall this is a really nice beer. Kinda turned into an apple bomb, but that was not a bad thing.

Nov 29, 2016
4.15 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon on Nov 21, 2016
4 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on Nov 15, 2016
4.01 by CUBeerBuff from Washington on Oct 30, 2016
4.54 by vfgccp from New York on Oct 29, 2016
4 by BMart from Pennsylvania on Oct 10, 2016
4.34 by MaineBeerDinner from Massachusetts on Oct 09, 2016
4 by Benish from Wisconsin on Oct 06, 2016
4 by mothman from Minnesota on Oct 06, 2016
3.31 by dasotelo50 from Texas on Oct 01, 2016
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4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

this is great beer by any measure, dont get me wrong, but i definitely am not as high on this one as other obviously are. its more basic than the others i have recently had, and has that (now entirely) generic, yet still really delicious hop profile of citra and mosaic. it has that classic murky straw color, thicker, without much carbonation activity, but my hotel room glassware might not help much here. very fruity from the hops, lots of brett, but not as clean and refined as some others, less finished it seems, but the hops are really forward in the nose, heavy dry hop, a little of the cat pee thing, but really fresh and juicy too, lemons and limes. there is definitely some wheat in here, this has that sort of high density rustic nature to it, a little raw here, but i like the malt base, its fresh and more substantial than is common i think in these types of beers. flavored as much by the hops as by the yeast, and maybe less interesting overall than many of their other beers. one of their more available brews from what it looks like, a really nice introduction to what they do, but perhaps not anything memorable. its cool that they sell it so affordably, i was surprised to see bottles for seven or eight bucks, good on them for keeping it reasonable. i will continue to seek out more of their beers, but this, on the whole, is not their most captivating work, as good as it is.

Sep 24, 2016
4.13 by Stillmakingnoise from Colorado on Aug 27, 2016
4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Aug 10, 2016
4.25 by crob3888 from California on Aug 07, 2016
4.24 by weathersby from California on Jul 06, 2016
4.17 by Jhfinn from New York on Jun 23, 2016
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

On tap at CBC 2016. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Sour fruit, honey and some nice flowery hops.

Jun 23, 2016
4.1 by AMZB from Canada (ON) on Jun 13, 2016
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