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:
#106
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
260
pDev:
6.51%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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267
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Trade:
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Hazy pineapple juice yellow with a large fuzzy white froth that dies quickly to a lightly spotty film.

Smell is pungent, sweaty apricot, aged hops, grapefruit and weed.

Taste is smoother than the nose suggests, but still pungent of peach and grapefruit, sort of like the 2013 Vigneronne we just had before it. Actually this is better, but the Vig seemed a bit off, as though it hadn't aged well. This BT also has a touch of lemon rind.

Effervescent froth runs through the prickly, wildly complex and tart medium body with a semi-dry finish.

This review was based on batch 4. I have b3 at home that I plan to enjoy soon, and will revisit/expand upon this review then.

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Beer rating: 4.61 out of 5 with 260 ratings