The Broken Truck | 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: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shortly after we started distributing, we had our cursed old brewery truck break down while carrying a load of kegs to our distributor. Our distributor was about to close for the weekend, and we had no way to get them there in time, and nowhere to store them in good condition during the opressively hot weather. As is our habit during times of stress, we sought a cold beer at the newly opened taproom and growler station around the corner, Tin Bucket. After chatting with the owner, he expressed his disappointment at not being able to get our beer. To cut it short, he and his partner bought the entire truckload, saving not just the beer, but quite literally our business.

This beer is for them. We worked with them to blend this from three different years of our lambic inspired barrels. We chose a blend with a beautiful and expressive Brett character that has only blossomed during its extended conditioning. Our favorite beer to date.

Added by anteater on 05-19-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#61
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
277
pDev:
6.72%
 
 
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260
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Trade:
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This bottle came out of left field - a tremendous and very welcome surprise. One of the newer members of our share group is a form member of the Urban Family team and has a deep selection of brewery bottles and west coast stuff - including, apparently, this specific bottle.

The beer pours a light gold, mostly transparently, with a hugely funky nose. It's fairly sour and funky, with a medium mouth feel, and a bit of tartness. Slightly acetic, though my stomach had been suffering all evening long from sours. The finish does not linger, so it's fairly pleasantly clean.

Fantastic - this stands up to hype and reputation. I'm quite thankful, having been able to try it.

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04/2016 - This is a superb American representation of a gueuze; incredible minerality on the nose, plus funk, barnyard, oak; the palate is lightly creamy, funky, earthy, and a touch of lemon zest; so excited to see how this matures!

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Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 277 ratings