Petit Desay
de Garde Brewing

Petit DesayPetit Desay
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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Ranked #126
Ranked #2,502
4.23 | pDev: 6.62%
Dec 12, 2022
Nov 30, 2014
Tart farmhouse ale.
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Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Dec 12, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.5 by Dirtyhands from Maryland

Aug 29, 2018
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

May 07, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by cd34 from Illinois

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by mattreitz49 from Florida

Feb 09, 2018
Rated: 4 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Jan 25, 2018
Rated: 4.22 by mltobin from Connecticut

Oct 02, 2017
Rated: 4 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by sweemzander from Illinois

Sep 18, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

May 20, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Bjlynch83 from Oregon

Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by rspauldi from Texas

Mar 14, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by BMMillsy from Florida

Mar 11, 2017
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.35 by StephenCollinsMarshall from California

Feb 09, 2017
Petit Desay from de Garde Brewing
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