Nectarine Premiere
de Garde Brewing

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de Garde Brewing
Oregon, United States
Ranked #7
Ranked #56
4.62 | pDev: 5.41%
Friday at 04:42 AM
Apr 24, 2015
Nectarine PremiereNectarine Premiere
Notes: A wild farmhouse ale aged in oak wine barrels with nectarines.
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Reviewed by lucius10 from California

4.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
6/2019 Batch! Sweet and tart, fruity-yeasty funky, a hint of oak-barrel, and a nice and sweet, nectarine stonefruity nose on this one! Nice aromatics! Taste follows with a well-balanced, slightly briny, oak and under-ripe tart nectarine finish. The oak barrel is pretty well integrated at this point...I was just hoping for a little more jammy-sweet nectarine on the palate. Delicious!
Friday at 04:42 AM
Rated: 4.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Apr 10, 2023
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Rated by Zaximus from Colorado

3.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Feb 25, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by carolinabeerguy from North Carolina

Jan 04, 2023
Rated: 5 by Ziosa from Missouri

Nov 15, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by Chuckg93 from Oregon

Nov 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Bottled September 2020

Alright folks, here we are, the final BIF beer I received from @Eziel! It’s been a wild 6 months of hard to find beers, and we’re ending with the heaviest hitter of the bunch. This is currently the 5th highest rated Saison on BA and 52nd overall. Those are some impressive stats. Also, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen a beer fruited with only nectarine, it’s usually a blend. Let’s get into it

Pours an opaque orange gold with 2 fingers of creamy off white head that very quickly fizzes away to nothing and leaves no lacing

Sheesh, less than stellar appearance aside, this is bold in the nose, just super fruity and tart with a big funk too. I'm picking up on aromas of sweet nectarine, wet hay, tart apricot, sharp oak, lemon yogurt, wildflower honey, straw, and crackery malt

Oh man, the funk is even punchier in taste, but not in a way that's out of balance. On the front end of the sip I'm tasting tart peach, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, stone, sharp oak, nectarine, wet hay, honey, and lemongrass. The swallow brings notes of wet hay, stone, white wine vinegar, peach pit, nectarine, sharp oak, crackery malt, lemon yogurt, and light orange juice

A medium body pairs with moderate carbonation, resulting in a sharp and zippy beer. Finishes bone dry with a lovely balance of sour fruit and funk

Wow, this is one hell of a beer! It's highly complex, yet I could chug it. But why would I do that? I plan on nursing this bottle over the course of the night
Sep 11, 2022
Rated: 4.71 by dmk82 from California

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jul 11, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by BSW from California

Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 4.66 by MaximumYuks from Oregon

Jun 14, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

May 10, 2022
Rated: 4.68 by jvillefan from California

Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 4.54 by gardner254 from Ohio

Feb 14, 2022
Rated: 4.65 by not2quick from Missouri

Feb 13, 2022
Rated: 4.47 by hopley from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2022
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Rated by jb_4226 from Texas

4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
#95, yummy!
Dec 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
poured from a 750mL bottle into a stemmed taster glass. pours a foggy orange with minimal white head. huge fleshy, juicy nectarines on the nose and taste. a lot of funk with some oak impact as well. excellent mouthfeel. not overly thick but perfectly carbonated. one of the best dGs i’ve had the pleasure of drinking.
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.45/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
this one has been on my most wanted list for awhile, so huge thanks to my boy for scoring this for us to share, what a gem! its as good as i hoped it would be, the nectarine popping in here, natural and juicy, the essence of the fruit as so many de garde beers deliver, and it seems right in its peak, bottle from september 2020. pale brew with some haze through most of the bottle, very fizzy but not holding a ton of head, and a nose that my mouth is still watering from, wow its puckery, nectarous, and juicy, ripe and sweet and sour at the same time, wood heavy, fully wild, incredible aroma here and it gets better as it warms, more fruit, more funk, more wood. the flavor is fantastic, the fruit hits mostly at the end, its mature vinous funky wild beer up front, slightly raw on the grain side maybe some unmalted wheat in here, pils malt, doughy and crackery and simple but earthy. the ferment is sharp but not overly sour, tannic from the oak, maybe some white wine character too, lots of well developed bretty funk too. when the fruit hits its like taking a bite of a ripe nectarine, and it stays on the tongue through the finish. impressively real, forward, and its crazy this is as dry as it is because the fruit is so sweet, amazing. this has already developed well in the bottle, but i think its safe to say even more time would evolve it further. its maybe not as complex on the yeast side as my favorite de garde beers, but the fruit element is as good as it gets. great carbonation here too, lively and excited feeling on the palate, fits the summery fruitiness. loved this, very thankful! i know this is one of their highest rated beers, but its probably not even in my top five from them, amazing as it is...

edit: got to drink on a bottle from october 2022 this weekend, as good as i remember it being, shocking how not sour this is, smells acidic but is more funk than acid by a mile, but less fermentation driven than a lot of their beer. the nectarine is sweet and pure, and there is no confusing it with a peach or an apricot or anything, its pure nectarine in its full glory. i have rarely paired de garde beers with heady food, opting to enjoy them in insolation so as not to distract or detract, but this was epic with spice asian flavors, cool combination. love this one and there is definitely enough batch variance in my experience for each release to be worth seeking out!
Oct 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by timmy2b from New York

Sep 05, 2021
Rated: 4.61 by bret27 from California

Aug 22, 2021
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Reviewed by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
13 July 2021 - Beer #244 - BA Top 250 Alert!

Acquired via trade

Appearance: 4 - a lovely bright orange. Head fizzled away immediately.

Nose: 5 - tons of nectarine. I like those better than peaches.

Taste: 4 - mmm, interesting. It's a very impressive sour, but it's missing the blast of fruit I was expecting. Tastes a bit hoppy, if you can believe it.

Mouth: 5 - zillions of tiny bubbles. Expertly crafted.

Overall: 4 - reminds me of some of the best non-fruited sours I've had, but that's not what this is supposed to be.

Jul 14, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Jmalo from Ohio

Jun 17, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by StoutSnob40 from California

Jun 13, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by kevindp9 from Arizona

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Flip4beers from California

4.2/5  rDev -9.1%
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
Rated: 4.52 by DraftDaddy from Illinois

Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by ArsMoriendiOU818 from Virginia

Feb 05, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by mrmsmith from District of Columbia

Jan 31, 2021
Rated: 4.75 by inspektor from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2021
Rated: 4.63 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Nov 13, 2020
Rated: 4.79 by BartS from California

Nov 09, 2020
Rated: 4.42 by Bhubbard34 from Pennsylvania

Sep 27, 2020
Rated: 4.6 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Sep 21, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by unclekeith from Alaska

Sep 20, 2020
Rated: 4.66 by Duffman79 from Connecticut

Sep 15, 2020
Rated: 4.71 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 4.28 by swid from Missouri

Aug 12, 2020
Rated: 4.46 by MTKATL from Georgia

Jul 27, 2020
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