Special Rouge
de Garde Brewing

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #63
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
97
Ranked #669
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 5.45%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
199
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de Garde Brewing
 
Oregon, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
  41
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Reviews by exl_90:
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exl_90 from Texas

4.46/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 14, 2015
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putonyourwalkingshoes from California

3.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very nice sour which my lil bro traded for some nice California beers.

I have to say this being my very first de Garde beer, pretty impressed. There are some decent qualities. Overall, not the fruit I was expecting but very sour and tart. There is something missing in the body I cannot identify but very nice start to the beer. I would like to try other things from de garde but I'm not willing to give an arm and a leg for this stuff.

May 29, 2015
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ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection. One of the best "sour's" I've ever had. Beautiful sweetness from the raspberries and cherries cascades into excellent level of mouth-puckering acidic tartness. Kind of like if you put a cherry in your mouth and began chewing, then put a raspberry in. I've had a few de Garde's and they've all been excellent, but I was not expecting this. I can't see what more one could ask for from an American Wild Ale.

Jul 13, 2015
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random846 from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 28, 2015
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Rutager from Canada (BC)

4.43/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A ton of tart cherry and raspberry. Delicious, thanks Jason.

May 17, 2015
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BMart from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 04, 2016
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 17, 2015
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Kontraband from Washington

4.52/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 03, 2015
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mctizzz from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 27, 2015
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mklisz from New Hampshire

4.36/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jul 05, 2015
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mattreitz49 from Florida

4.47/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Jul 13, 2016
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LoveStout from New York

3.77/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 07, 2015
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2017
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Texasfan549 from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 25, 2015
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SadMachine from New Jersey

4.56/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 16, 2015
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ADTaber from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 18, 2017
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doughanson78 from Washington

4.86/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Really enjoyed this one. Probably one of my favorites from them. Such balance with fruit and tartness. Very well done.

Jul 08, 2015
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2016
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jvillefan from New York

4.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 01, 2018
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Nachojon from Oregon

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful beer, special rouge indeed. It's something when a beer looks like some kind of magic elixir. Fantastic taste of smooth berry and fruit. Clean and tart. This is amazing.

Feb 25, 2016
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leftoverburrito from Oregon

4.27/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 16, 2016
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imyourhero21 from California

4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 15, 2015
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yeaprolly from Washington

4.25/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 03, 2015
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shelby415 from Oregon

4.42/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 25, 2016
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SweetChicken from Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 25, 2015
Special Rouge from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 199 ratings