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The Anniversary | de Garde Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A blend of three years of golden wild ale aged in oak barrels.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
75
pDev:
5.53%
 
 
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49
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10
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3.63/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.55/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MikeM417
4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.67/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Gobzilla
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.59/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of whitenads
4.27/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leftoverburrito
5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of agalvin13
4.9/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tasted next to a 2013 cantillon gueuze.

Definitely in contention to be considered in the top 5 american gueuzes out there. It was a lot sharper and had more citrus like acidity than the cantillon we drank along side it. Has a good amount of funk on the nose but a little less hay and barnyard compared to the cantillon but still has those qualities in spades. Every one at the tasting agreed this beer had a more intense flavor but the acidity made it a little less drinkable than the cantillon. I find this to be true of many sour acidic beers. The first few drinks are amazing until you start feeling a pucker in your jaw. However, these beers tend to be remembered long after you are done drinking them due to the intensity of their flavor. To me this was better than DDG, it had an earthier more natural funk to it and was much more typical of the belgian guezue style but with an american flair and more acidity. A+ beer. Until we meet again.

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4.57/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

thank you so much to my man mark for sharing this with me after I opened my bottle in a drunken stupor and didn't remember a thing about it. such an incredible brew...amazing that this was brewed stateside. the nose is super barnyard funk and the taste is classic geueze with that American wild ale deGarde sour tart over the top. really enjoyable and opened up amazingly as it warmed. great body too.

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4.62/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.21/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Haze, fine bubbles, straw yellow. Rarely are lambic style beers beautiful; this follows suit. Smell is lemon rind, hay bales baking in the sun, washed rind cheese ... that Tillamook terroir. Pops with citrus and a deeper funk, some chewy grist as it warms. Flavor tranforms over the bottle, from bright citrus to a revealing more barnyard depths. A beautiful beer and a sign that the De Garde lambic style blending program is on track.

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The Anniversary from de Garde Brewing
Beer rating: 4.52 out of 5 with 75 ratings