Nectarine Premiere
de Garde Brewing

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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #3
Ranked #59
4.65 | pDev: 5.38%
de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Nectarine PremiereNectarine Premiere
Notes: A wild farmhouse ale aged in oak wine barrels with nectarines.
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Flip4beers from California

4.2/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

To-go can, getting to finally try a Degarde for the 2nd time. The color looks stone fruit peach oranges. The smell is very distinct of sourness, vinegary, slight fruit notes. Overall I was hoping for that special first sip that takes my breath away but a bit disappointment bit nevertheless, it's good. Cheers

Mar 10, 2021
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Beersnake1 from California

4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from fridge temp but allowed to warm a few degrees. Pours a gorgeous opaque orange with barely any head (on an aggressive pour). The nose is mind-blowing. It's bursting with fresh nectarines. Also getting a good amount of orange creamsicle. A touch of tartness and some sour patch kids. Also getting a hint of leathery funk. The taste is amazing and nicely matches the nose. Again, nectarines dominate, and I love nectarines! Definitely some sourness upfront, but not mouth-puckering. Definitely getting some vanilla ice cream, a bit of wheat, and maybe a hint of orange peel. There is a nice tart-funkiness on the aftertaste. This is just a wonderful beer.

Jun 15, 2020
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Vidblain from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Extra mild, not much funk, tartness or sourness. Nectarines are fairly acidic and fruity. Lacks distinction - decent, not incredible. Fruit may have fallen off?

I have to say, this disappointed me a lot. Granted, it may be significantly aged (unable to determine batch number) but it's just not that remarkable.

Jun 12, 2020
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jheimbigner from Washington

4.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 6/19 Poured from Cellar temp on 3/20

Pours a peach with a white fuzzy head. Nose is pure Nectarine and a little dG funk. Taste follows the nose - nectarine up front, some dG funk, and oak, mild acid on the back. Feel is crisp and light, clears the palette well, good carb. Overall this is very fruit forward with a little of the traditional dG flairs. Not their most complex beer but sure flavorful!

Mar 10, 2020
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stevoj from Idaho

4.4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at share. Hazy, milky pour, pale golden , relatively flat. Big stone fruit aroma, light tartness. Bright, sharp nectarine flavors, tartness is instant, but levels off. Excellent.

Nov 01, 2019
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JOSEPHthayer from Colorado

5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first De Garde taste. WOW! best brew i think i ever had.
This is what i use to scale many of my beer ratings and is what i look for in a beer.

Only had it on tap

Nov 21, 2018
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a slightly hazed orange color with a thin white head on top. The smell of the beer is packed with funky nectarine sourness which is to be expected from de Garde. The flavors are similar to the nosem lots of acidic funky nectarine coming in full speed from start to finish. The feel is light to medium bodied and dry. Overall it's a kick ass sour. So it's worthy seeking out if you're into that sort of thing.

Sep 30, 2018
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Zach_Attack from Massachusetts

4.62/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

04/2016 - as it warms, the fruit, funk, and oak ripen and delight the senses; the nectarine is lovely, but doesn't overwhelm the senses; digging the mouthfeel of this; traditional dG acidity in the back of the palate; juicy, sour, funky finish.

Sep 25, 2018
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pmarlowe from Virginia

4.63/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours a light straw color, soda-like fizz, with almost no head.

S: A big, earthy/horseblanket brett, pie-like sugary lemon, nectarine, peach, and a little lactic tartness. The brett is fairly dominant.

T: Nice mix of white wine, nectarine, peach, a bit of lemon, moderate earthy funk (toned down a bit from the nose), with medium-light tartness. The wine is prominent and adds a sweet roundness which cuts the tart and adds a really nice dimension. Shortish finish.

M: Light bodied, effervescent, with medium-high carbonation.

O: Really exceptional and refreshing. Nice blend of brett, citrus fruit, and wine, with light tartness which doesn’t limit drinkability. The taste is better balanced than the brett-dominant (but still appealing) nose.

Dec 04, 2017
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a oversized wine glass. Thank you Ryan for sharing this!

Pours a sunshine golden hazy body, this is literally glowing. Small white head. Beautiful beer. God damn that is thick on the last pour. Oh my god, straight fruit purée.

On the nose.. straight stone fruit, pulp to the nasal, like someone just crushed a bunch of nectarines and peaches and the aromas are wafting in my general direction.

On the tongue is straigh stone fruit pulp, sour peaches, orange juice and nectarine pulp goodness. Thick and juicy. God damn this is amazing.

One of the best sours I've ever tasted. This was perfect on every account.

Aug 28, 2017
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putonyourwalkingshoes from California

4.81/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had b2 last year and knew I had to get my hands on more. B3 isn't quite as fruity or have the same mouthfeel but nevertheless it's very similar. Best nose on any sour period. Many people comment how you can smell chocolate or coffee or other things and I've always thought that these were more resembling characteristics but this beer really does smell like straight nectarines and nothing else. Beautiful citrus. The level of sour and acidity are damn near perfect. I've had quite a few DeGarde beers and this is hands down my favorite right with Imperial Stone Bu. When I traded for the B2 with the Peach I thought the Peach was a total let down compared to this gem. Totally worth trying at least once.

Aug 03, 2017
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Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this on draft on site at De Garde.
L: Orange, like a hazy NE style IPA, maybe even a bit more orange. Head was about a finger width and stayed around for a while.
S: Like orange, apricot, and of course nectarines.
T: Sweet Nectar of the Gods. I mean sweet fruit and some cotton candy.
F: Nice and full.
O: Best "sour" I've had. I don't know if I could enjoy a beer more.

Jul 10, 2017
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danh53 from Florida

4.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours a hazy yellow color with only a few fuzzy bubbles on the surface. Aroma is fresh, unripened nectarines, grapefruit pearl, lemon, and fresh oak, and some granny smith apple. Taste is like biting into a fresh nectarine that is more tart than juicy. There's a little acetic acid and band aid as is common with De Garde. It has a full flavor while maintaining a light airy freshness throughout. I get a rich, white wine note as it warms along with grapefruit pith and sour lemon candy. Carbonation is minimal but just enough to move the beer along. It's very esay to drink the 750 in one sitting. This is a fantastic beer.

Jun 29, 2017
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.45/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle on-site at de Garde. The aroma and flavor of this beer are incredible, but it had very low carbonation. Not sure if it was just the bottle I had or if that is typical. Either way, it is a great fruited wild ale.

Jun 26, 2017
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edthehead from New York

4.69/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't see how a wild can get any better than this! Pour is nectarine orange and opaque, with a fizzy short lasting head, but a bountiful ring of nectarine pulp decorating the rim of the glass all the way around that's there to stay. Nose is definately nectarine with some peach and star fruit, and taste is all nectarine. Mouthfeel is softly carbonately and tart on the finish. This thing is so good. Nice job de Garde!

Jun 11, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Sample at Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen 2017, red session. Really hazy, milky, bright vanilla color. Aroma has bright apricot and peach notes. Taste is tart an fruity with yogurt notes and dry on the finish.

Jun 01, 2017
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ragnar3 from Iowa

4.67/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 vintage, poured into a taster. Huge stone fruit, as expected, well balanced with the wine barrel notes and typical dG funk. Very nicely done overall.

Apr 05, 2017
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fireazzi from Massachusetts

4.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look- Nice orange color, my guess would be it was a nectarine sour just from looking at it poured in a glass.

Smell- This was the best part, the nose on this is perfect, super funk nectarine, almost smells like its going to sweet when you taste it.

Taste- Sour nectarine with that classic de garde funk

Feel- Super funky lasts from beginning to end, pretty bubbly.

Mar 20, 2017
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raspy22 from Arizona

5/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had a week ago.
Look was a hazy golden orange juice. Very nice!
Aroma was fantastic! Strong true nectarine and that distinctive barnyard hay/grassy DG funk. Surprising bubble gum aroma in the background.
Taste is thankfully similar to the aroma. Nectarine and funk really shine here! Aftertaste is same, and it lingers.
Mouthburst was good but not overwhelming, and carbonation not too strong.
Overall, it certainly impressed me. Among the top 5 sours I have had! Worth the effort in getting!

Feb 01, 2017
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Lochnessmonster from Florida

4.37/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really gorgeous beer here - and the oak wine barrels give it a nice complexity. I really wasn't even sure what a nectarine was, but I definitely know now!

Jan 30, 2017
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Prospero from Colorado

4.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance - nice white foam head that lingers, cloudy orange color that looks like OJ, Aroma has tons of citrus notes - the nectarine is immediately noticeable, slight funk notes as it warms - Taste is out of this world good - so much citrus juice-like acidity that compliments the lactic acid and makes this beer next level good. Body is full and balanced, sour with the citric & lactic acid but they pair so well together in this beer especially with the sweetness of the nectarine. Overall this beer has so much character and amazingly well made.

Dec 25, 2016
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.82/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Opaque yellow with a large eggshell blanket.

Smell is very strong apple and fresh nectarine. Peach overload!

Taste is, very simply, exceptionally smooth, soft, fresh peach. Skin and all.

With such perfect execution, it brings me to a point where I wonder, should I just be eating a peach? But then again, if I were to eat a peach, would I enjoy it as much as I enjoy this? No, I think not.

Slightly tart but smooth and dry. Scrumptious!


I was fortunate enough to try a 2019 vintage in July 2020 and it was just as impressive. A phenomenal beer. de Garde is unmatched when it comes to any kind of stonefruit in any kind of sour beer, be it lambic or otherwise.

Nov 08, 2016
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rabbott2 from Illinois

4.71/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

drank on 10/27/2016. latest batch

Golden/yellowish, bright, nice head, beautiful

Citrus, funky, oak, fruity

Deep, lingering, tart, jammy goodness....follows the nose

Tart but balanced. Crushable

Excellent "wild farmhouse". Phenomenal beer I am so thankful to have gotten to try.

Oct 28, 2016
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SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

4.37/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours fizzy apricot and cloudy. Smell and taste are all big citrus zest, tart apricot, some pulpy orange and blood orange. Feel is a bit fizzy, but works with the zest. Tasty, palate cleansing. Great beer

Oct 26, 2016
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mothman from Minnesota

4.61/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden orange. Looks like orange juice. White head.

Nose is amazing. Straight nectarine.

Taste is nectarine and sourness. Tart with some lemon citrus. Extremely fruity.

Great sour beer. Loved the nose. Awesome offering.

Oct 07, 2016
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