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Saison Premiere | de Garde Brewing

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4.17/5
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142 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
degardebrewing.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A wild farmhouse ale aged in oak wine barrels.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-20-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,389
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
142
pDev:
9.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
24
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of mattreitz49
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tylerstravis
3.38/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

2015: This was a liquid warhead. A sample of this would be great, but I couldn't do a whole bottle. So damn sour!

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Photo of Jamison85
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Milky pale yellow-peach with essentially no head, as it foams up but rapidly dies off, settling quickly to a still looking beer, or even fruit puree.

Damn, I get all manner of powerful lemon! Holy shit...it's a really acidic sour of peaches and apricots with a note of sweet but earthy carrot juice in the background.

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of unclekeith
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cp45
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of johnny_chimpo
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mdaschaf
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Consumed at the Culmination Festival, August 20, 2016.

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Photo of missings0n
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bjlynch83
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the bottle purchased about 3 weeks ago at the brewery. Soft hazy yellow with a fluffy and almost fizzy bone white head. Aroma and flavors of tart wine-like Chardonnay style oak complexity, fleshy fruit, lots of lemon spritzer qualities. Super cleansing bubbles on the tongue. What a remarkable and wonderful saison/wild ale!

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Photo of warnerry
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of abrodsky
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a mini-growler into a chardonnay glass. Pours a very hazy pale dull yellow with a little crown of white head that subsides after a minute. Nose is passion fruit, nectarine, crab apples, bready biscuit. Taste follows...fairly sour and none of the yeast notes I'd expect from a saison, though setting that aside, this is quite tasty. Nice progression: it starts with a biscuity welcome, almost a little chewy, then you get some passion fruit pulp with a little hint of sour and funk sneaking in and on the back half it gets increasingly sour with some lemon, crabapples, etc. All in all, it seems more like a Berliner, but it has more depth and body. Not a ton of complexity in the flavor department, but it is still very tasty and very well crafted...though it doesn't taste like any saison I've ever tried. Carbonation isn't very high, sourness invites a decent pucker, flavor notes are surprisingly round and really sit right up making it easy to savor. I'd be very happy to drink this regularly, especially in the summer.

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Photo of Eziel
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leftoverburrito
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Saison Premiere from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 142 ratings
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